Hawks vs. Timberwolves Prediction
Will the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves get right tonight against the Atlanta Hawks? The two teams will meet at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
TV: N/A, 8:00 p.m. ET
Minnesota opened as a 12.5-point home favorite and that’s where the line currently sits at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the total, it hit the board at 217.5 but was bet all the way up to 220.5.
As of this writing, 70% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the X to cover the point spread tonight. Meanwhile, 53% of the betting tickets are on the under.
KEY INJURY TO WATCH
Dennis Schroder (ankle) is out for the Hawks and so is Kent Bazemore (knee, out for the year), Malcolm Delaney (ankle), and Jaylen Morris (ankle). On the other side, Jimmy Butler (knee) remains out for the Timberwolves while Derrick Rose (ankle) is doubtful.
How bad is it for the Timberwolves right now? Well, they’re 2-2 over their last four games so it’s not devastating but they somehow lost 101-93 at home to the worst team in the league (Grizzlies) the other night. Still, they should rebound tonight. The Hawks are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Timberwolves, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games in Minnesota, and are 2-9 at the betting window in their last 11 games overall. Furthermore, Atlanta has covered the spread just once in its last six games against Western Conference competition and is 1-7 against the spread in its last eight games coming off an ATS loss. Meanwhile, despite their struggles, the Timberwolves are 13-6 at the betting window in their last 19 home games.
OUR PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -12.5