Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Houston Rockets (11-29) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (19-20) after losing six home games in a row. The Timberwolves are favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which tips at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 9, 2022. The over/under is 228.5 for the matchup.

Timberwolves vs. Rockets Predictions

Timberwolves vs. Rockets Betting Odds

Timberwolves vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Timberwolves -5.5 228.5 points

Timberwolves vs. Rockets Last 10 Games

  • Minnesota has a 5-5 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread seven times in those games.
  • The final score of the past 10 Minnesota games has gone over the set total six times.
  • The past 10 Timberwolves games averaged 11.1 fewer points (217.4) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • In their last 10 games, the Timberwolves have a points-per-game average 0.3 points above their season-long scoring average.
  • Houston is 1-9-0 against the spread and 1-9 overall in its last 10 games.
  • Houston’s last 10 contests saw eight go over the total.
  • The last 10 Rockets games averaged 223.5 total points, 5.0 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Rockets’ per-game scoring average during their last 10 games is 110.6, 3.1 points higher than their season-long per-game average.

Timberwolves vs. Rockets Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 21-18-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Timberwolves have an ATS record of 1-4 when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites.
  • This season, Minnesota’s games have hit the over 20 times.
  • The Timberwolves make 43.5% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.4 percentage points lower than the Rockets have allowed to their opponents (46.9%).
  • Minnesota is 9-0 against the spread and 9-0 overall when it shoots higher than 46.9% from the field.
  • Houston has gone 17-22-1 against the spread this year.
  • The Rockets have an ATS record of 10-18-1 when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • This year, Houston’s games have hit the over 23 times.
  • The Rockets are shooting 45.0% from the field, 0.4% higher than the 44.6% the Timberwolves’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Houston has a 14-5-1 record against the spread and a 10-10 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 44.6% from the field.

Timberwolves vs. Rockets Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Minnesota and its opponents have combined to outscore Sunday’s over/under of 228.5 points 14 times.
  • A total of 16 of Houston’s games finished with a combined score over 228.5 points this season.
  • The total for the matchup of 228.5 is 12.2 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Timberwolves (108.8 points per game) and the Rockets (107.5 points per game).
  • The 224.2 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 4.3 fewer than the 228.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Timberwolves have seen a 220.1 average over/under in their games this season, 8.4 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 7.8 points more than the average over/under in Rockets’ games this season (220.7 points).

Timberwolves Team Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 24.1 PTS, 9.3 REB, 1.2 BLK, 51.0 FG%, 41.7 3PT% (73-for-175)
  • Anthony Edwards: 22.3 PTS, 1.6 STL, 44.2 FG%, 36.9 3PT% (106-for-287)
  • D’Angelo Russell: 18.6 PTS, 6.8 AST, 39.3 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (83-for-246)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt: 6.1 PTS, 9.0 REB, 1.5 STL, 55.7 FG%, 20.0 3PT% (2-for-10)
  • Malik Beasley: 12.3 PTS, 36.9 FG%, 33.5 3PT% (115-for-343)

Rockets Team Leaders

  • Christian Wood: 17.0 PTS, 10.2 REB, 47.7 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (57-for-171)
  • Jae’Sean Tate: 12.6 PTS, 48.8 FG%, 29.8 3PT% (31-for-104)
  • Eric Gordon: 14.4 PTS, 49.0 FG%, 44.8 3PT% (78-for-174)
  • Alperen Sengun: 9.0 PTS, 50.0 FG%, 30.8 3PT% (12-for-39)
  • Kenyon Martin Jr.: 8.0 PTS, 52.9 FG%, 31.7 3PT% (20-for-63)

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