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The 14-12 Houston Rockets will be on a back to back as they face the 13-12 Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Minnesota is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel
The betting odds from this NBA game will be out on Wednesday afternoon once the status of Kevin Love is determined. He has been listed as probable with an eye injury.
The teams met four times last season with Minnesota winning and covering three of the four games. Trend: The over is 6-1 in their past seven head to head meetings.
The Rockets have won four straight and six of their past seven as they earn the 120-97 road win last night against the Chicago Bulls as a +4 1/2point underdog. The game went over 197 ½ points. Houston built up the 17 point lead at the half in the win. The Rockets have been explosive offensively with 120 points or more points in three straight games. They are the number one scoring team in the NBA at 106 points scored per game. James Harden leads the team with 25 points a game on 44% shooting. Jeremy Lin dishes 6 ½ assists per game and has raised up his shooting percentage to 43%.
Minnesota has lost three of their past four games with all three losses coming on the road. They have won five straight wins on their home court with wins against Denver and Oklahoma City in that run. They come off the 94-91 road loss at the New York Knicks on Sunday as a +8 point underdog. Kevin Love leads the team with 19 points a game and 14 boards. Point guard Ricky Rubio in four games is hitting just 18% from the floor with 4 ½ assists per game.
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