Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Can the Rockets Cover at Home?

The Houston Rockets are hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves. Can they cover the number at home?
Matt McCuen |
Sun, January 9, 5:01 PM EST | 4 min read
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Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Can the Rockets Cover at Home?

The NBA returns on Sunday night, and we have a pretty packed slate to pick from tonight. I found one play I love to continue this hot week for NBA plays as we will look to close strong on this play tonight. The Minnesota Timberwolves will face off with the Houston Rockets.

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Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction

The Timberwolves enter this game tonight with a record of 19-20 on the season and currently putting themselves in a position to make the playoffs. The Rockets come into this game with just 11-29 this season in what has been a nightmare year so far. The Timberwolves are playing some good basketball as of late, and they will go for their fourth straight win tonight.

Minnesota has found their trio in Anthony Edwards, Karl Anthony Towns, and D'Angelo Russell. The Rockets have been led by big man Christian Wood and rookie Jalen Green. They will need them to be tonight to pull off an upset over the timberwolves. The Rockets come into this game as a heavy underdog tonight of seven points. They will look to steal a win at home tonight in front of the Houston faithful.

In this game, the play I am turning to be to back the home dog in the Houston Rockets. Sometimes, it is not fun to bet on these bad teams, but this is the perfect spot for the Rockets to cool off the Timberwolves. We cashed a bet on the Detroit Pistons last night, so believe me, anything is possible! The Rockets actually match up pretty well across the board in this game, and the style that these teams play with is somewhat similar. Both of these teams like to run and play with pace shooting the three-ball.

The Minnesota defense has shown signs of improvement at times, but overall I still do not think this is a good defensive team. The Rockets should be able to take advantage of some matchups in this game and take advantage of the weak defense. This is a Rockets team that is fairly healthy, and they will have the guys they need to get this cover tonight. I am expecting a big game from Jalen Green and Christian Wood, their best two players. I think this is an excellent spot for regression for the Timberwolves in a game they may look over their opponent tonight. I would sprinkle some money on the money line but feel very comfortable with getting seven points tonight.

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

Record DateWinsLossesPushROI
Nov 2021-Jan 202212599221.72%

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