Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers
The Timberwolves were almost double-digit underdogs on the NBA odds boards last night at home versus San Antonio, but they rose to the occasion against a Spurs team that was missing Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard.
It's a quick turnaround for Minnesota though as they have to contend with a wounded animal in Indiana tonight. The Pacers were beaten soundly by Miami, but get a chance to get back on the right track at home, where they've gone 25-7 SU and 19-13 ATS.
With Minnesota at 12-17-1 ATS on the road and still likely to be without two key pieces in Andrei Kirilenko and Nikola Pekovic, we're picking Indiana to get the ball rolling again with a convincing win.
Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets
Ahead of tonight, the Suns have just seven road wins to their name. They've also lost three of their last four and are a very poor 3-7 ATS over their last 10 contests.
We really like Houston's chances of blowing out Phoenix here. The Rockets have been off since a road loss to this same Suns team back on Saturday, and you better believe they're ready to prove who the better team really is.
The Rockets are 19-10 ATS and have averaged 111.4 PPG at home this season. Meanwhile, Phoenix has given up 104.3 PPG on the road. Add it up and we see Houston having another one of their blowout victories this evening behind another outstanding performance from James Harden.
4.5-point teaser (ties win: +101): Indiana Pacers -9 & Houston Rockets -7 at bookmaker
The Pacers were humbled by the Miami Heat the other day, but a return home to play a Timberwolves team playing their second game in as many nights presents them with a terrific chance to get back on the winning side in style. As for the Rockets, they still have a lot to play for and we think they'll have little trouble with the woeful Suns and should be a solid NBA pick.