Atlanta Hawks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Hawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota at Target Center on Tuesday in NBA action.
Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 20-12 and 13-18-1 ATS so far this season, while the Timberwolves are at 15-15 and 16-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 15-15, while the Hawks are 15-16-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 8 and the Hawks at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 1-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 27 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.1 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were an 89-81 loser as they battled the Celtics at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Lou Williams went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Boston defeated Atlanta, 89-81 at Philips Arena.
The Timberwolves were a 102-97 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. The Timberwolves got a 21-point performance from Nikola Pekovic, who added 15 rebounds, but Portland still ran past Minnesota 102-97 on Saturday at Target Center.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 0-10
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
A few Hawks at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Atlanta's last 17 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Atlanta is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 17 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Atlanta at Cleveland, Wednesday, January 9
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, January 9