Rockets at Timberwolves Prediction - NBA Picks 1/21/23

Minnesota Timberwolves (23-24) vs Houston Rockets (10-35)

Game Info: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -8 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Houston Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.9 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.4 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 23.7 points and 6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Rockets are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 home games. The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't the most trustworthy team in the world, and they're banged up. However, the Rockets look more and more like a team that's in tank mode, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 15.8 points while allowing 51.6 percent shooting. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the home team. The Rockets are getting destroyed nightly.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -8

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