BetNow Online Sportsbook
NBA Betting Preview of Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Game 2

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Game 2’s Lucrative Betting Options!

Posted by: Charlie Smith

The Houston Rockets turned in one dominant NBA betting online regular season performance. Moreover, the Rockets managed to scrape past the Timberwolves in Game 1 of their postseason series 104-101. This was a bit surprising since most bettors were expecting Houston to manhandle Minnesota. With that result in mind, what kind of turnout will the NBA parlay odds predict for Game 2 of their series?

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets – Wednesday, April 18th

Series: Game 2 || 1-0 Houston

When: 8:30 pm ET

Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

NBA Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Timberwolves +10 (-110) 214½ (-110) +475
Rockets -10 (-110) 214½ (-110) -650
Bet Now on this Game

Minnesota Timberwolves

Despite suffering a loss in Game 1, the Timberwolves managed to put up a tough fight. Notwithstanding that performance, Wednesday’s NBA betting online odds are siding against Minnesota decisively once more. This creates a peculiar situation for bettors. On one hand, the Rockets beat the Timberwolves 4 times during the regular season. However, on the other, the T-wolves only lost Game 1 by a total of 3-points. This would suggest that Minnesota is more than capable of beating Houston, despite playing in the Rockets’ backcourt. Moreover, the lopsided odds that Minnesota is facing makes them a very appealing option for bettors looking to bet the underdog this evening.

Players to Watch: Jimmy Butler (22.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.9 apg), Karl-Anthony Towns (21.3 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Andrew Wiggins (17.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.0 apg).

Houston Rockets

Houston might have won Game 1 but they didn’t make a statement. Well at least the team didn’t, because Harden certainly did. Harden finished Game with a whopping total 44-points. Not only that, the Beard orchestrated the 4th quarter comeback (Houston was down by 1) to ensure the Rockets would come out on top. Nevertheless, there’s no guarantee that Harden will be able to drop 40+ this evening. And if he falls short, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Minnesota tie things up. This could be problematic since the series is set to head to Minnesota in the coming games.

Players to Watch: James Harden (30.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 8.8 apg), Chris Paul (18.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 7.9 apg), and Eric Gordon (18.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.2 apg).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota’s last 18 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 14 of Houston’s last 18 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Picks 

So which way should sportsbook betting players lean in Game 2 of the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets series? All in all, taking Minnesota straight up seems like a good option. The Timberwolves were closing to locking in the upset in Game 1. Not only that, the lucrative odds out on them lets you put a small bet on them, so you don’t come out losing too much if they fail to get the job done. Alternatively, you can take them to cover that 10-point spread.

Score Prediction: 105-102 Minnesota. The Timberwolves shock the nation to tie things up.

<< Go Back