Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 1-8-23

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Minnesota Timberwolves will play against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on Sunday, January 08, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET.


Minnesota will play with a win-loss record of 19-21. They score an average of 115.0 points per game, which ranks 12th in the league, and make 49.2% of their shots from the field.


The Timberwolves are hitting 34.3% of their 3-point shots (444 of 1,295) and 77.5% of their free throws. In terms of team passing efficiency, Minnesota is eighth in the league with 1,020 assists and 42.0 boards per game this season. 


On Friday night, the Wolves beat the Los Angeles Clippersby a score of 128-115. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, two all-star players for the Clippers who were both out due to back-to-back injuries.


Rudy Gobert led Minnesota with a stellar performance that included 25 points and 21 rebounds. The Timberwolves’ third straight victory was aided by D’Angelo Russell’s contribution of 25 points.


  • The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their previous 7 games in the Western Conference. 
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the team’s last 5 contests in the Southwest Division. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s previous 6 matches in January.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets Predictions 1/8/2023


Houston has a record of 10-29 this year. The Rockets average 20.7 fouls per game and shoot 77.0% from the line. They get an assist 21.7 times per game but turn the ball over 16.9 times per game.


Houston scored 4,267 points this season (109.4 per game), grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Rockets are shooting 44.3% from the field on offense, which ranks 30th in basketball.


The Rockets fell to the Jazz in their final game by a score of 131-114.  Regarding their ability to recover, Houston let Utah get a total of 42 rebounds (9 on the offensive glass).


Jalen Green scored 30 points in 38 minutes of action while contributing 4 assists during this game. He made 8 of 24 shots during the game, good for a 33.3% field goal percentage, and added 4 rebounds.


  • The total went OVER in 4 of Houston’s previous 6 matchups against the Timberwolves. 
  • The Houston Rockets are 0-8 SU in their last 8 meetings at home.
  • The Rockets are 17-3 SU in their last 20 contests at home against Minnesota.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets. The NBA pick for this match is the Minnesota Timberwolves. As they attempt to maintain the lead without Towns, Minnesota enters the game with 3 consecutive victories.


In this encounter, they will have to rely more heavily on Gobert due to Edwards’ probable absence. The Rockets are a team that tends to commit fouls regularly, so Gobert should be able to cause some serious damage against them.


Russell is likely to put up strong numbers as well against the eager but inept Rockets defense. Minnesota must win these games in order to maintain their position in the fiercely competitive Western Conference.


Minnesota will triumph by a predicted score of 117-112.


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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets 1/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Toyota Center 


Date: Sunday, January 08, 2023




NBA Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -2 


NBA Totals: 227.5 


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