Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, the first two playoff games for the Rockets will be at home, the expected debut of the playoffs for the best team of the regular season. At home, Houston Rockets left an incredible record, led by Harden and Paul, the team has had an incredible rebirth. The visiting team knows how difficult it will be to win at the Rockets’ home, it is the best team, finding the weak point will not be easy.
Houston Rockets: the road to the finals just started.
Some think it’s too early to say that the Rockets will win games in the playoffs and reach the conference finals, but this is an indestructible team. At home the Rockets sealed the regular season 34 wins and 7 losses, the effectiveness was set at 82.9%. The seven games lost were against: 76ers, Grizzlies, Raptors, Lakers, Clippers, Warriors, and the last of the regular season against Oklahoma City Thunder.
114.4 points on average at home, is one of the league’s largest averages, plus the defense is doing a good job only allowing only 105 points to visitors. The numbers in general for the Rockets are: 46.3% field goal, 76.9% free throw, 35.7% three pointers, 4.73 blocks and 44.39 rebounds.
All players with the best averages of points for games are healthy and playing well, the only “important” injured is Clint Capela (13.9 points per game), but James Harden (30.4), Chris Paul (18) and Eric Gordon (18 ) will be available for this game, the important thing is that the team maintains the offensive effectiveness, Houston Rockets is number one in the ranking of offensive effectiveness. Timberwolves is in 4th place.
Minnesota Timberwolves: The hardest thing is to win against the Rockets.
The Timberwolves have the most powerful team of the regular season, they know that moving to the finals playing against the Rockets will be very difficult, especially starting the first two games of the playoffs at home of the Rockets. The strategy against the home team should be to press and score points from the first second.
On the road, Minnesota Timberwolves finished the regular season with 17 wins and 24 losses, it was an unpleasant record and you already know what it is to lose at home to the Rockets, despite having tried to win at home of the best team in the NBA, It’s not going to be easy to win in the playoffs knowing that the Rockets are inspired to reach the finals.
The Rockets are the team with the advantage, while the Timberwolves are only scoring an average of 107.6 points on the road, the defense is allowing up to 108.8 points, which indicates that the Timberwolves will not be able to win tonight at home. the Rockets, twice during the regular season they visited the Rockets’ home lost both games by more than 10 points.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves today on 15/4/2018 is: Take the Houston Rockets -10.5 (spread)
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