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2022 NBA Handicapping
(19-20) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets (11-29)
Date: Sunday, January 9th, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: Timberwolves OFF| Rockets OFF (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -5.5 / Rockets +5.5
NBA Betting Total: 229
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be on the road to take on the Houston Rockets on Sunday, January 9th.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from Toyota Center.
Minnesota opened up as a 5 point favorite and that number is now up to 5.5. The total has gone from 227.5 to 229.
The Timberwolves have played decently this year, but I still do not feel they have lived up to their potential. I just think they could be playing a bit better, but they are playing better than they have in past years, which is certainly a good sign.
This is a club that has won three games in a row. If they are on their game, they should be able to make it a fourth in a row when all is said and done on Sunday night.
It is still taking time for me to get used to the fact that this team is once again relevant. It seemed like for so long they were a total bottom feeder in the National Basketball Association.
If they could add at least one more solid piece to this roster, I feel they could be a threat in the West. What they have now is good, but in my opinion, it is not enough to win the whole thing.
Minnesota beat the OKC Thunder on Friday by a score of 135-105. That is two times in a very short amount of time that they have taken care of the lowly Thunder.
D’Angelo Russell led his team in scoring in their last win with 27 points and 12 assists. Anthony Edwards also chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds.
If we are being honest here, the Rockets have played pretty bad this year. Sure, they have shown us some good glimpses, but they still have a lot of work to do if they wish to be a team that people talk about in a good way.
Houston currently has a record of 11-29, which puts them in last place in the Western Conference. Unless something unforeseen happens, they will probably stay right around the basement for the whole season.
If you are a fan of this ball club, you are going to just have to have some patience with them. They have some young players with promise, but is going to take some time before they pan out.
This group got smoked by the Dallas Mavericks on Friday by a score of 130-106. That loss should really not come to the surprise of people.
The defense was just nowhere to be found for them in their last game. There is no excuse to allow a Mavs team is short-handed to put up that many points on you. At some point, you have got to have some pride if you are the Rockets.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Houston.
- The Rockets are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Rockets are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets NBA Analysis:
The T’Wolves have been playing some good basketball as of late and they will need to keep that up on Sunday. This is a good chance for them to do just that.
Minnesota is at a point in their season where they cannot afford to lose games like these. When you play a team such as Houston, the result have better be a victory.
After the Rockets played a stinker on Friday night, they will have to be much better when they face the Wolves. If they do not make the necessary adjustments, the final result will be awfully similar.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves ATS
I just think the Wolves will be too much to handle in this ball game. When their offense gets clicking, the Rockets better watch out because I do not think they can stop them.
For me, the 5.5 is not too high to lay with Minnesota. I just feel they will take over as the game develops. Also, I just do not have all that much faith in Houston at this point.
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