Timberwolves vs Rockets Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, January 8, 2023

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A contest featuring a struggling NBA team, the Houston Rockets (10-29) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (19-21) will commence at Toyota Center on January 8, 2023. The Rockets have lost six in a row and are 1-9 in their past 10 games. They are 3.5-point underdogs. The matchup has a 231.5 point total.

How to bet Timberwolves vs. Rockets

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -145 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +123 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Timberwolves vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Spor
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Timberwolves vs. Rockets Betting Trends

In the Timberwolves’ 40 games this season, they have 17 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been victorious in 12, or 57.1%, of the 21 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Timberwolves games this year have hit the over on 19 of 39 set point totals.

In the Rockets’ 39 games this year, they have 16 wins against the spread. Houston has won 27% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (10-27). Rockets games this season have gone over the total in 19 of 39 opportunities (48.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Timberwolves Leaders
Anthony Edwards 40 23.7 6.2 4.4 1.7 0.5 2.6
D’Angelo Russell 37 17 3.2 6.4 1.1 0.5 2.2
Rudy Gobert 34 13.9 11.9 0.9 0.8 1.4 0
Jaylen Nowell 40 11.6 2.8 2.3 0.7 0.1 1.2
Jaden McDaniels 37 11.5 3.6 1.8 1 1.1 1.2


Rockets Leaders
Jalen Green 39 21.5 4.3 3.6 0.7 0.2 2.4
Kevin Porter Jr. 38 19.4 5.5 5.7 1.3 0.4 2.2
Alperen Sengun 35 14.5 8.6 2.7 0.7 0.9 0.1
Jabari Smith Jr. 38 11.9 7.1 0.9 0.5 0.9 1.9
Eric Gordon 33 11.5 2 2.3 0.5 0.3 1.9
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Timberwolves vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: None

What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is putting up 115 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this season, while allowing 115.5 points per contest (18th-ranked). The Timberwolves are posting 117 points per game this season at home, which is 4.4 more points than they’re averaging on the road (112.6). The Timberwolves have seen a downturn in scoring lately, racking up 113.5 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.5 points fewer than the 115 they’ve scored this season.

So far this season, Minnesota is sinking 11.1 treys per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.3% (20th-ranked) from downtown. This year, the Timberwolves have taken 62.5% two-pointers, accounting for 73.9% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 37.5% threes (26.1% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston is the third-worst team in the league in points scored (109.4 per game) and 21st in points conceded (116.2). The Rockets are putting up fewer points at home (109.1 per game) than away (109.8). The Rockets are posting 108.6 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 0.8 fewer points than their average for the season (109.4).

In 2022-23 Houston is 17th in the league in 3-point makes (11.6 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (33.1%). The Rockets attempt 40% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 29.8% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 60% of their shots, with 70.2% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Timberwolves, and we expect that Rockets will cover the spread (Timberwolves -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.

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