Rockets vs Timberwolves Game Breakdown & Projections – Tue, Apr 2nd 2024

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Houston Rockets

Rockets

38W-36L

Houston Rockets

April 02, 2024

08:00PM EST

Odds: 214.5 o/u

Timberwolves

51W-23L

Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves

Get ready for an explosive NBA showdown tonight, as the Houston Rockets, with a decent 38-36 record, are blasting off towards the Target Center to lock horns with the high-flying Minnesota Timberwolves, who are howling loud at 51-23! With the clock set to tip-off at 08:00 PM EST, both teams are prowling in the Western conference, the Rockets trailing by 7 games and the Timberwolves just a whisker away at 1 game back. The betting lines are buzzing, the over/under is pegged at a tantalizing 214.5, and the Rockets are looking to defy the 8-point spread against the Timberwolves. Both packs are licking their wounds from recent losses; the Wolves fell short against CHI 101-109, while the Rockets fizzled against DAL 107-125. But tonight, it’s a whole new ball game. So buckle up, folks, because when Rockets fly and Timberwolves howl, you know it’s going to be a blast in the woods!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: April 02, 2024 08:00PM EST
Location: Target Center, Minnesota

Vegas Odds

HOU ML MIN ML Over/Under Line
Open +275 -350 217.0 8.0/-8.0
Recent +235 -285 214.5 7.5/-7.5
Difference -40 +65 -2.5

Team Performance

hou Team Logo
LAST 10
9W-1L
AWAY
11W-24L

29.9% Win Probability

min Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
HOME
25W-10L

70.1% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
02/04/24 Houston Rockets HOU 23 21 20 26 90 Under
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 31 17 32 31 111
01/05/24 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 32 24 28 38 122 Over
Houston Rockets HOU 24 22 26 23 95
01/23/23 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 26 30 25 33 114 Over
Houston Rockets HOU 31 25 34 29 119
01/21/23 Houston Rockets HOU 26 26 32 20 104 Over
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 26 24 37 26 113
01/08/23 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 24 34 19 27 104 Under
Houston Rockets HOU 33 29 19 15 96
11/05/22 Houston Rockets HOU 34 15 34 34 117 Over
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 40 28 35 26 129
04/03/22 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 42 38 36 23 139 Over
Houston Rockets HOU 32 36 24 40 132
01/09/22 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 36 39 36 30 141 Over
Houston Rockets HOU 26 28 34 35 123
10/20/21 Houston Rockets HOU 21 24 26 35 106 Over
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 32 40 27 25 124

Rockets Vs Over/Under

Timberwolves Vs Over/Under

Rockets Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/31 @ DAL 107-125L 43 22 10 92
03/29 vs UTA 101-100W 45 19 10 91
03/27 vs OKL 132-126W 50 25 16 104
03/25 @ POR 110-92W 45 19 8 93
03/23 @ UTA 147-119W 44 31 9 97
03/21 @ CHI 127-117W 49 27 14 93
03/19 vs WAS 137-114W 47 25 7 91
03/16 @ CLE 117-103W 48 28 9 98
03/14 @ WAS 135-119W 47 24 17 87
03/12 vs SAS 103-103L 36 21 12 80

Timberwolves Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/31 @ CHI 101-109L 37 28 13 81
03/29 vs DEN 111-98W 39 28 7 75
03/27 @ DET 106-91W 40 28 12 82
03/24 @ GSW 114-110W 44 30 15 84
03/22 @ CLE 104-89W 45 27 11 84
03/19 @ DEN 112-115L 37 25 7 88
03/18 vs UTA 114-104W 35 27 9 91
03/16 vs UTA 119-100W 44 31 8 93
03/12 vs LAC 118-100W 48 26 9 94
03/10 vs LAL 109-120L 38 27 11 97

Starting Lineups

Rockets Notable Injuries

  • Boban Marjanovic (C): Avg: 2.3pts, 1.9reb, 0.3ast, 4.6 minutes. Last game: 03/23/24. Impact: 0.9
  • Nate Williams (PG): Avg: 2.5pts, 0.9reb, 0.4ast, 5.6 minutes. Last game: 03/31/24. Impact: 0.6

Timberwolves Notable Injuries

  • Luka Garza (C): Avg: 3.7pts, 1.2reb, 0.2ast, 5.1 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 1.3
  • Leonard Miller (PF/C): Avg: 1.5pts, 0.9reb, 0.5ast, 3.1 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.5
  • Josh Minott (SG): Avg: 1.5pts, 0.5reb, 0.2ast, 2.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.5
  • Wendell Moore Jr. (SG): Avg: 0.5pts, 0.4reb, 0.1ast, 2.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.3

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Rockets Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #8 #15 #6 #12 -2.3%
PF #3 #21 #3 #4 -9.7%
PG #6 #21 #29 #13 -1.4%
SF #21 #29 #23 #27 14.1%
SG #27 #22 #1 #17 -0.5%

Timberwolves Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #27 #27 #5 #23 5.6%
PF #4 #11 #8 #3 -12.3%
PG #2 #30 #22 #12 -4.4%
SF #28 #6 #1 #16 2.8%
SG #4 #13 #11 #1 -11.8%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
120.1
109.4
Rebounds per Game
45.1
42.4
Assists per Game
25.2
26.9
Steals per Game
8.8
8.3
Blocks per Game
5.0
5.9
Shots per Game
93.3
87.2
3-Pointers Made per Game
14.1
12.6
2-Pt Percentage per Game
54.9
53.7
3-Pt Percentage per Game
37.1
36.7
Turnovers per Game
10.3
10.6
Fouls per Game
18.9
17.0

Recent Trends

  • Jeff Green (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 48.9% to 13.0, 25.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Naz Reid (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 30.9% to 31.4, 24.0 min average previous 3 games.
  • Jabari Smith Jr. (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 67.0% to 34.6, 20.7 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Rockets have a 2-game winning streak on the road.
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