Atlanta Hawks at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 12/28/2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, December 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 9 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 9-24. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -9.2 as they average 109.0 points per game while giving up 118.2 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 16-18. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.1 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-18-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-16-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/26/18 C Alex Len Back is doubtful Friday vs Minnesota
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/21/18 PG Jeff Teague Ankle is out indefinitely
Trae Young averages 15.5 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kent Bazemore comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 16.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns scores 20.9 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 118.2 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 27.5 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Atlanta averages 109.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 18.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 111.1 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.5 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Minnesota is 15th in the NBA with 111.1 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.3. The Timberwolves are 25th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 26th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Timberwolves are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -9 and under 228.5 total points
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