Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday February 23rd, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST.
The (12-42) Minnesota Timberwolves of the Western Conference Northwest Division makes the trip from the Twin Cities to “SPACE CITY”. Houston will play the (37-18) Houston Rockets of the Western Conference Southwest in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Toyota Center Houston, Texas. This Sports Handicapper believes the Minnesota Timberwolves will be in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, but the future is bright. Houston is on their way to the 2015 Playoffs with or without Dwight Howard. The betting line has Houston as a nine and a half-point home Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 211 for Monday’s game.
The 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves beat Phoenix on Friday Night February 20th, their first game back from the 2015 All-Star break. The Timberwolves are in last place in the Northwest and have the worst record in the West. Minnesota got f former franchise great Kevin Garnett in a trade; he will miss the next three games. Minnesota also signed sharp-shooting Gary Neal, who is questionable fro Monday’s game. Minnesota ranks 22nd in scoring the basketball. The Timberwolves are bad defensively; they are next to last in the league. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playing on a couple days rest. Minnesota is 7-0 Against The Number their last seven against a team with a winning home record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-4 their last ten Free NBA Point Spread Picks going over the betting odds total six time and staying under the betting odds total four. The addition of Garnett brings leadership to the very young team. Garnett may be setting himself up for a front office job after his playing days are over.
The 2015 Houston Rockets are 1-1 straight up since the All-Star break. Houston lost on the road to Dallas on Friday February 20th and beat Toronto by twelve points the next night at home. The Rockets are three games behind first-place Memphis in the Southwest. Houston scores 103.0 points per game. The Rockets defense ranks 15th in the league, allowing the opposition ninety-nine and a half points. The betting odds over the total are 5-0 the Rockets last five on Monday’s. Houston is 4-0 ATs their last four at home against a team with a losing road record. The betting odds over the total are 4-0 the last four meetings between the teams. The Houston Rockets are 4-1 their last five ATS at home, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total three times. The key to a Rockets win is to play defense. Houston is still without one of the most dominating Centers in the game. When Dwight Howard returns they will be in playoff mode.
Free Picks: Houston-9′.