Monday, November 9, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, November 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 3-2 and a road record of 3-0. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 96.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 7-1 and a home record of 3-1. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Ricky Rubio comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.2 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Jeff Teague averages 18 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Minnesota averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 56 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 59.2 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 12th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Hawks force 18.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 5-2-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/08/15 G Kevin Martin Personal probable Monday vs. Atlanta
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/07/15 G Kyle Korver Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Washington
11/07/15 F Mike Muscala Ankle probable Saturday vs. Washington
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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