Atlanta Hawks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 12/6/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Atlanta Hawks (12-11) are headed to Target Center on Monday where they will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-12).
The Hawks took the court against the 76ers and went home with a loss by a final score of 98-96 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Hawks walked away with 20 and the 76ers totaled 11 fouls. They made 9 of their 22 shots from three-point range. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 76.5% from the free throw line by converting 13 of 17 tries. Furthermore, Philadelphia grabbed 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Philadelphia distributed 39 dimes and had 22 steals in the matchup. Concerning the defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 46.9% from the floor on 38 of 81 shooting. They also distributed 20 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 47 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 24 of 30 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Atlanta ended the contest having earned a 41.3% field goal percentage (31 of 75) and knocked down 10 of their 28 3-point shots.
Danilo Gallinari is one guy who had an impact in this game. He scored 18 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and pulled down 8 rebounds. Gallinari finished the game at 41.7% from the field and distributed 3 assists.
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Atlanta will take the court with a win-loss mark of 12-11 on the year. They have an average of 109.9 pts per game (8th in basketball) while connecting on 46.4% from the floor. The Hawks are shooting 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (273 of 731) and 79.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is collecting 46.2 boards per contest and has racked up 543 assists this year, which has them ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hawks are forcing 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are conceding 33.7% on shots from distance and they rank 19th in the league in PPG allowed (107.5). The Hawks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (933 of 2,063) and they surrender 43.2 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 24th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 581 surrendered so far this year.
In their last game, the Timberwolves took a defeat with a final score of 110-105 when they played the Nets. In reference to cleaning the glass, Minnesota allowed Brooklyn to snag 34 in all (8 on the offensive glass). They went 26.1% from distance via 6 out of 23 and finished the contest at 32 out of 41 at the free throw line (78.0%). The Timberwolves allowed the Nets to make 36 of their 77 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.8% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Timberwolves ended up going 36 for 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.7%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Minnesota converted 13 out of their 42 tries (31.0%). They were able to knock down 20 of those for a rate of 83.3%. The Nets were called for 17 fouls in this game which got the Timberwolves to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Timberwolves recorded 28 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 44 for this game.
Naz Reid ended up being a major contributor for the Timberwolves for this game. He made 7 of 14 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Reid scored 19 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this game.
Minnesota has a mark of 11-12 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Timberwolves are shooting 42.7% from the field, which is ranked 27th in basketball. Minnesota has accumulated 2,482 points for the campaign (107.9 per game) and they pull in 45.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 23.2 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are giving up possession 16.1 times per contest. The Timberwolves are committing 23.2 fouls every game and they shoot 77.1% from the charity stripe.
The Minnesota defense allows 31.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (257 of 820) and opponents are converting on 78.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 24.3 dimes and 47.7 rebounds per contest, which is 22nd and 28th in the league. The Timberwolves are ranked 17th in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.0. They are forcing 17.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 43.9% from the floor (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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