NBA Pick #4: 505 Houston Rockets @ 506 Minnesota Timberwolves
Rating: 4 units - Regular Play
Pick: Houston Rockets (-3) (Play up to -4)
Odds: -103 / 1.97 on Pinnacle Sports OR -110 / 1.91 on 5Dimes
This is a marquee game for both teams and with Houston being motivated and healthy, I expect a solid win for Houston tonight. Even with Butler back, Minnesota has been awful on perimeter defense over the last eight games, an area that the Rockets will obviously heavily explore tonight. The nba.com stats show how Minnesota has been one of the teams that has been allowing more wide open treys per game lately and this is a terrible sign against a team like Houston. The Rockets with Tucker and Mbah a Moute playing minutes together and if we add Capela to the mix, Houston's interior defense will be tough to deal with, something that will limit Minnesota's offense. Hence, I'll be taking Houston tonight.