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Minnesota favored by 3 against Houston on Monday

Houston RocketsMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 23, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds


The Timberwolves will hit the floor running against the visiting Houston Rockets on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Minnesota battles the Rockets, currently with a 9-7 mark (9-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-11-1 for the Timberwolves and 6-10 for the Rockets.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Timberwolves in this one will find them as 3-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 194.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 15-rated Rockets taking on the No. 11-rated Timberwolves in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-96 win for the Timberwolves on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 95.2 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 22 at 97.4 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

The Rockets were a 105-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (207) made winners of OVER bettors. Houston got 25 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 105-102 victory over San Antonio on Saturday at Toyota Center.

Minnesota was a 108-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 206 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Timberwolves got 17 points from Ricky Rubio, but it was Utah that prevailed in a 108-98 final on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rockets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Houston is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, January 25
Minnesota at Dallas, Wednesday, January 25