Timberwolves vs. Hawks Prediction
Can the Minnesota Timberwolves pick up a needed win on the road tonight when they take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30PM ET?
509 Minnesota Timberwolves vs. 510 Atlanta Hawks
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:30PM ET – State Farm Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Timberwolves are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Hawks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 236 points. The public betting for this game currently has 76 percent going on the Hawks at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Minnesota picking up steam
The Timberwolves are in one of their better stretches this season, as they have won four of their last five games and covered the spread in six straight. Minnesota is 29-31 overall, 9-21 on the road, 32-28 against the spread and 32-28 with the over.
Minnesota is putting up 112.2 points per game on offense while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Defensively, the Timberwolves are giving up 111.9 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent against them. Jeff Teague and Gorgui Dieng are both questionable to play tonight. Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the team with 23.3 points and 12.2 rebounds per game while Derrick Rose is adding 18.4 points and 4.6 assists per contest.
Atlanta is coming off a 119-111 loss at Houston on Monday and they have lost six of their last eight games. However, the Hawks have covered in three straight. Atlanta is now 20-41 on the season, 10-18 at home, 28-33 against the spread and 33-28 with the over.
The Hawks come into this game with the league’s worst defense, as they give up 118.2 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 118.2 percent from the field. Offensively, Atlanta puts up 111 points per game while shooting 45.3 percent. John Collins has been leading Atlanta this season with 19.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while Trae Young is adding 17.5 points and 7.7 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven following a win.
The Hawks are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 Wednesday games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games against a team with a losing road record.
The Hawks got a road win in the lone meeting this season, but the Timberwolves are a team that is playing pretty well and has more at stake. Minnesota is still in the playoff mix and facing a really poor defensive team. The Hawks shouldn’t have the players to combat Towns consistently and Minnesota also has plenty of scoring to match the guard play of the Hawks.
NBA Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves -4