Atlanta Hawks at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 3/28/2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 21-53. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 109.0 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 42-33. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.7 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-37-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 34-39-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-40-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 42-32-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/27/18 G Dennis Schroder Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Minnesota
03/25/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Minnesota
03/12/18 G Kent Bazemore Knee is out for season
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/26/18 G Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Atlanta
02/24/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is out indefinitely
Taurean Waller-Prince comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.4 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.7 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.45 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 26 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 7th in the league with 109.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.08. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Timberwolves surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 7th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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