Monday, December 26, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 15-15. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 9-20. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -2.3.
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Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.6 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Andrew Wiggins averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Atlanta averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16 per game. The Hawks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 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 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.2 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-17-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-18-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/24/16 C Dwight Howard Back "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
12/24/16 G Kyle Korver Illness "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
12/24/16 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Groin "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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