The Houston Rockets face the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. central time. The Rockets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 109-101 on Wednesday, November 2 to drop to 1-8 on the season.
The Timberwolves lost Friday night to the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks 115-102 to drop to 4-5. Their mediocre start to the season comes after swinging a massive trade for three Defensive Player of the Year winner Rudy Gobert in an attempt to go from a play-in team to a true contender. These are the odds, injury reports, and starters for the Rockets vs Timberwolves’ November 5 matchup.
Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves odds
Wynnbet has the Rockets as +9 underdogs against the Timberwolves. The over/under for total points is 231.5 points. The Rockets’ over/under for points is 111.5, and the Timberwolves’ over/under for points is 120. ESPN analytics gives the Timberwolves an 80% chance to win the game.
Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves injury report
TyTy Washington is listed as out and has yet to play this season. Bruno Fernando is out with left patellar tendinitis and is expected to be out another week or two. Jae’Sean Tate is out with a right ankle injury. It is not expected to be a long-term injury. Jabari Smith Jr. is also out with an illness.
The Timberwolves placed Rudy Gobert into health and safety protocols and is listed as out tonight.* The Timberwolves are on the second night of a back-to-back, raising the possibility that a few regulars are held out for rest.
*An early publication did not have Gobert listed as out
Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves starters
The Timberwolves started Jaden McDaniels, Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russel, and Anthony Edwards against the Bucks on Friday. With Gobert out, the Timberwolves are likely to start Karl-Anthony Towns at center and play one of Jaylen Nowell, Taurean Prince, or Kyle Anderson at small forward.
The Rockets started Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Alperen Sengun, Jabari Smith Jr., and Eric Gordon Wednesday against the Clippers. With Smith and Tate out, Kenyon Martin Jr. should earn his third start of the season.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.