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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 01/11/2020 NBA Odds and Previews

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 01-11-2020 NBA Odds and Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 01/11/2020 – The Minnesota Timberwolves will be gunning for an equalizer in their second head-to-head meeting with the Houston Rockets this season at the Toyota Center. The T-Wolves got clobbered by 20 points, 125-105, in their first meeting with the Rockets, who suffered 113-92 stinker against the Oklahoma City Thunder in their recent game. Vegas online betting experts still see the Rockets as the favorite to win, pegging them at -11 across the spread.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 01/11/2020

When: January 11, 2020 5:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: FSN
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 01/11/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +11 (-108) 230 o (-110) +525

Houston Rockets
-11 (-108) 230 u (-110) -750
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Timberwolves have been trying to keep themselves in the playoff hunt despite injuries to Karl-Anthony Towns. Gorgui Dieng has been stepping up big time, providing solid numbers and improving the Wolves’ defensive efficiency significantly while Towns is out. Update: Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng tallied a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards to lead the Wolves to a 116-102 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. It’s the Wolves’ third win in four games.

Players to watch: Andrew Wiggins (24.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.2 APG)

Jeff Teague (13.9 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 6.3 APG)

Robert Covington (12.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 2.2 APG)

Houston Rockets Betting

The Rockets are still the No.1 team in the Southwest Division with a solid 25-11 record. James Harden continues to mesmerize people with his unstoppable offensive game, while Russell Westbrook is fitting in really well next to Harden. In their earlier meeting against the Wolves, Harden dropped 49 points on career-high 41 shots. Update: Russell Westbrook scored 34 points in his return in Oklahoma, while James Harden added 17 in the loss to the Thunder on Thursday. The setback snapped a three-game winning streak.

Players to watch: James Harden (38.5 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 7.6 APG)

Russell Westbrook (24.1 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 7.0 APG)

Clint Capela (14.7 PPG, 14.5 RPG, 1.2 APG)

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 01/11/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 12 games.
Minnesota are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games.
Minnesota are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against Houston.
Timberwolves are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games against Houston.
Minnesota are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
Minnesota are 0-15 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Houston.
Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Minnesota are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
Rockets are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games at home.
Houston are 15-0 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Houston are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 14 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Saturday vs Houston
Jake Layman SF Toe is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Minnesota
Clint Capela C Heel is “?” Saturday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Houston Rockets
16-19 Against the Spread 19-18
19-18 Straight Up 16-21
111 Points per Game 118
114 Points Allowed per Game 113
43.37 Offensive FG% 45.32
76.03 Offensive FT% 77.98
32.34 Offensive 3PT% 34.88
45.44 Defensive FG% 45.68
78.46 Defensive FT% 75.67
35.45 Defensive 3PT% 34.89

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

Despite the loss to the Thunder, the Rockets remains a popular NBA Moneyline bet against sub .500 teams. Their double-barrel tandem Harden and Westbrook have made Houston the No.1 offensive team in the league and a darling among NBA under/over bettors.

Moneyline: The Rockets are 7-3 in their last 10 games and 2-1 in their last 3 matches head-to-head with the T-Wolves. With Towns still listed questionable, I pick Houston to win straight up.

ATS: Despite their 25-12 record, Houston is 18-19 ATS. In this particular game, I feel the Rockets will have difficulty covering the spread since the Wolves still has weapons like Andrew Wiggins to keep the game close down the stretch. My pick is Minnesota.

TOTALs: The totals opened at 231 points and expected to fluctuate up-and-down in the coming hours. Despite a 92-point stinker against the Thunder, I feel the Rockets will score around their average points per game (118 points). The problem here is I don’t think the Wolves can go toe-to-toe scoring-wise with the Rockets sans Towns. I can see Minnesota scoring in the lower 100s, and that’s the reason why I pick UNDER.

Score Prediction: 120 – 106 Rockets