Hawks vs Timberwolves Betting Matchup Report
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
The Hawks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Timberwolves pay a visit to Philips Arena in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hawks currently sports a record of 22-18, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-23-1 ATS. The Timberwolves are 17-20 and 18-19 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks post a 18-21-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 18-19 against the number.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Timberwolves listed as 10-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 190.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawks at No. 17 and the Timberwolves at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-94 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 5 in the league with 44.9 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 8.6 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 27 with 5.5 per contest.
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.2 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
Minnesota was a 92-79 winner in its last match at home against the Rockets. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 171 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston was victimized for 21 points and 11 rebounds by Andrei Kirilenko as the Timberwolves defeated the Rockets 92-79 in NBA action on Saturday.
The Hawks were a 98-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta suffered a 98-93 loss against San Antonio on Saturday, getting 21 points from Josh Smith in a losing effort at Philips Arena.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Brooklyn are 1-9
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Timberwolves at Hawks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Atlanta is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Minnesota home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, January 23
Atlanta at Charlotte, Wednesday, January 23