Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/29/2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, January 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 32-20. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 109.1 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 14-35. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per contest and giving up 108.2, which is a point differential of -4.7.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-25-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-24-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-22-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-25-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 21.7 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.2 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Dennis Schroder has scored 19.6 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 6.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 109.1 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.21 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.5 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.9 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the NBA with 103.5 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.69. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 23.7. The Hawks are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Hawks give up 108.2 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 6th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Minnesota is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Atlanta is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +6.5
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