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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Predictions and Preview for 4/3/2022

Minnesota Timberwolves takes on Houston Rockets on 4/3/2022 at 07:10 PM.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets face off in an important game for both teams. Minnesota Timberwolves has a record of 44-34 this regular season. Houston Rockets is 20-58 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Defense Preview


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Their defensive efficiency is 111.2, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This team has strong on-ball defenders and players who can attack the passing lanes.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 114.1, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .571 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .537, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .454 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .357 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .778 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 24.6% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Houston Rockets Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 116.3, there is a lot of work to do here. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They are not doing enough to stop opponents from scoring at the rim. The defensive lapses yielding dunks, layups, and tip-ins are prevalent.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Houston Rockets Team Offense Preview


They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 108.0 can certainly do that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .563 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .532, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .448 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .349 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .714 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.6% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns 6-11 248 C

He is a candidate for the All-Star Game this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Anthony Edwards 6-4 225 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

D’Angelo Russell 6-4 193 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is one of the strongest distributors in the NBA. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Houston Rockets Roster

The Players to Watch for Houston Rockets

Christian Wood 6-10 214 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Jalen Green 6-4 178 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jae’Sean Tate 6-4 230 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves 116 Houston Rockets 113

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