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NBA odds preview - Timberwolves vs. Hawks

Minnesota TimberwolvesAtlanta Hawks
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Philips Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

4-7TEAM RECORD8-4

The Atlanta Hawks host Minnesota on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-4 mark against the 4-7 Timberwolves in NBA action at Philips Arena.

The Hawks bring a 8-4 record (7-5 ATS) to the battle against the 4-7 Timberwolves, who are 7-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 6-6 so far and the Timberwolves go 2-8-1.

View Minnesota vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Timberwolves before tip-off in this one will find them as 7-point underdogs, while the total sits at 189.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-rated Hawks and the No. 3-rated Timberwolves in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-96 win for the Hawks on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 99.2 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 11 at 93.7 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 86.8 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 87-80 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New Orleans was victimized by Kevin Love for 34 points as the Timberwolves defeated the Hornets 87-80 in NBA action on Friday.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 111-81 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Hawks covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Hawks on Thursday as Atlanta blasted the Bobcats 111-81 at Philips Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Sacramento are 0-10
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Atlanta
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 at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Sacramento, Monday, January 16
Atlanta home to Toronto, Monday, January 16

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