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NBA odds preview - Hawks vs. Timberwolves

Atlanta HawksMinnesota Timberwolves
31-38March 26, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center34-35



The Timberwolves will try to cover the spread at Target Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Hawks in basketball action.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 30-38-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Timberwolves are 33-36 ATS. Atlanta is 39-29-1 against the total, while Minnesota is 32-33-4 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Atlanta Hawks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Timberwolves and the No. 27-ranked Hawks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-95 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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Atlanta lost its last outing, a 102-95 result against the Suns on March 24. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hawks got 19 points from Paul Millsap, but it was Phoenix that prevailed in a 102-95 final on Monday at Philips Arena.

The Timberwolves were a 109-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota got 16 points from Kevin Love but lost anyway 109-92 against the Grizzlies on Monday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 4-ranked offense (106.33 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 19 at 102.28 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.91% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

A few Hawks at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-18-1 ATS in its last 23 games
Atlanta is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games
Atlanta is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Atlanta home to Portland, Thursday, March 27th
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Friday, March 28th

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