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Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/16/2019 NBA Odds and Picks

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Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11-16-2019 NBA Odds and Picks

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/16/2019 – James Harden will need to come up with another herculean performance on Saturday, as the short-handed Houston Rockets (9-3) aim to extend their winning streak to seven at the expense of the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-5). Based on the latest NBA betting lines, odds-makers are expecting a tight ballgame in Twin City as the previously heavy favored Rockets opened only as 1.5 points favorites.

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/16/2019

When: November 16, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center
TV: ATSW
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/16/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -1.5 (-110) 234.5 o (-110) -120

Minnesota Timberwolves
+1.5 (-110) 234.5 u (-110) +101
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Houston Rockets Betting

James Harden is at pace of setting another historic scoring run this season after averaging 38.7 points and 7.9 assists per game in the first three weeks of the 2019-20 NBA season. In the Rockets’ 111-102 win over the Indiana Pacers, the former NBA MVP tallied 44 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists while Ben McLemore and Russell Westbrook added 21 and 17 respectively.

Players to Watch: James Harden (38.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 8.2 APG), Russell Westbrook (21.4 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 6.9 APG), Clint Capela (13.4 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 1.1 APG)

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

With Andrew Wiggins taking a leave of absence to attend on some family matters, the Minnesota Timberwolves fell flat on Friday against the Washington Wizards, 137-116. All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns chalked up 36 points and 10 boards, but Minnesota direly missed Wiggins’ 25 points per game and vastly improving perimeter defense against Washington, who shot an astonishing 54 percent from the field.

Players to Watch: Andrew Wiggins (25.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.6 APG), Karl-Anthony Towns (25.8 PPG, 12.0 RPG, 4.2 APG), Jeff Teague (13.9 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 6.3 APG)

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/16/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Houston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Rockets are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Minnesota.
Houston are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Houston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Rockets are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Houston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in November.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games.
Their total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing at home against Houston.
Minnesota are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Minnesota are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Timberwolves are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games played in November.
Minnesota are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing as the underdog.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Nene Hilario C Abdominal is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook PG Rest is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Minnesota
Eric Gordon SG Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Clint Capela C Concussion is “?” Saturday vs Minnesota
Danuel House Jr. SG Back is “?” Saturday vs Minnesota

Minnesota Timberwolves

Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins SF Personal is “?” Saturday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Minnesota Timberwolves
47-43-3 Against the Spread 40-42
43-46-4 Straight Up 44-38
113 Points per Game 112
108 Points Allowed per Game 113
43.84 Offensive FG% 44.26
77.59 Offensive FT% 75.68
33.33 Offensive 3PT% 30.8
45.5 Defensive FG% 47.01
74.91 Defensive FT% 74.17
35.37 Defensive 3PT% 38.5

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

Try basketball spread betting, Moneyline betting, parlay betting and more at Betnow.com. Already missing Eric Gordon the last few games due to a knee injury, the Rockets will be a lot more short-staffed this Saturday with Russell Westbrook scheduled to take some rest. The availability of Clint Capela and Danuel House Jr. are also up in the air. As for the Wolves, they will likely miss the service of their leading scorer for the second straight game. Andrew Wiggins flew to Toronto on Friday to attend the wake of his grandmother.

Moneyline: The Rockets have dominated the Wolves in their last 10 head-to-head meetings (7-3), but they split their regular-season series last season at 2-2. Without Westbrook, Houston remains a deadly team with Harden running the offense. Without Wiggins, the Wolves seem out-of-sync as proven by their blowout loss against the Wizards.

ATS: 16 points was the averaged winning margin by Rockets in their two wins vs. the Wolves last season. The Rockets are also 5-1 ATS in their last six games.

TOTALs: This game will go UNDER the total, which opened at a high 235 points. The Rockets and Wolves are averaging a combined 235.80 points per game this season. Unfortunately, the absence of Westbrook and possibly Wiggins will diminish to some extent the firepower of both teams.

Score Prediction: 115-103 Rockets