Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 9-6 and a road record of 4-3. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 6-8 and a home record of 1-6. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Paul Millsap averages 17.9 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ricky Rubio averages 11.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Atlanta averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.9 per game. The Hawks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 6-8-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/23/15 PG Jeff Teague Ankle injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Boston
11/23/15 G Kent Bazemore Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. Boston
11/23/15 F Mike Muscala Foot probable Tuesday vs. Boston
11/23/15 F Paul Millsap Shoulder injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Boston
11/23/15 F Tiago Splitter Hip expected to miss Tuesday vs. Boston
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/24/15 F Nemanja Bjelica Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Atlanta
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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