Teaser Time: Rockets to Beat Wolves in High-Scoring Game

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:42 PM UTC

Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 3:42 PM UTC

Houston and Minnesota each had a big game Saturday. With both teams on the second night of a back-to-back this late in the season, can we expect less defense and tired legs tonight?

Sunday NBA: Rockets vs. TimberwolvesFree NBA Teaser Pick: Rockets -2 and Over 214½Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Teasers aren’t a huge part of my NBA betting repertoire, but in this matchup of two teams playing on no rest, it could be a nice addition to your NBA picks.

I usually bust out teasers for games and slates such as this one. With only four games on the NBA schedule, we have to play with what we have.

That means getting creative, and that's exactly what we need to do to cash a winning play on this game. With both teams tired, the defenses might not be as sharp. However, the Rockets have been much better defensively lately and are 7-3-1 cashing the "under" when playing on no rest.

However, the last two times the Rockets played the Wolves, they put up more than 120 points. Without Jimmy Butler’s defense for Minnesota, that could continue tonight. Houston is averaging only 105.4 points in their last five games, but the Wolves are allowing 112.8 points per game in their last five. Either way, the Rockets’ offense is going to score some points tonight.

They are also going to win. With Houston favored by 7 points on the NBA odds board, I like the teaser odds of -2 coupled with the "over." Houston has won all three of this season's meetings with Minnesota by 18 points, averaging 120.7 points per game against the Wolves.

I see a final score of 114-107, making a teaser the best way to make money off this game.

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