Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks Expert NBA Picks 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 29-31. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.3 as they average 112.2 points per game while giving up 111.9 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 20-41. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 111.0 points per contest and give up 118.2, which is a point differential of -7.2.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 32-28-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 32-28-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-33-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-27-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/25/19 PG Jeff Teague Knee is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/25/19 SF Taurean Prince Personal is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.3 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 12.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Trae Young scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 7.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. John Collins averages 19.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 112.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 45.0 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 111.9 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 111.0 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.23. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.3. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 18.2. The Hawks give up 118.2 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.2 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 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 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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