Hawks vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hawks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4/12/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (36-44) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (55-25) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. Both the Hawks and Timberwolves will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Hawks vs Timberwolves

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hawks were defeated by the Hornets in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 115-114. Besides losing the game outright, the Hawks also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -8.5 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 227 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are 10th with an overall record of 36-44 and are looking to snap their four game losing streak. When it comes to the Southeast division, they are currently in 3rd place.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 28-52 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Atlanta is 15-27 vs. the spread while going 13-25 as the underdog.

The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Timberwolves’ most recent game against the Nuggets, Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 25 points while going 9/18 from the field. Mike Conley contributed 19 points, but Minnesota lost the game 116-107.

Coming into today’s game against the Hawks, the Timberwolves have an overall record of 55-25 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. Currently, they are in 2nd place in both the Western Conference and the Northwest division.

Minnesota has an overall ATS record of 40-39 as they come into today’s game. During this season, Minnesota has a 29-31 record against the spread as favorites and 11-8 as underdogs.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 118.5 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are 6th in the NBA with an average of 118.5 points per game. However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road, where they are averaging 115.0 points per game (11th).

So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA average in 56.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 5th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 6th in both three-point makes (13.8 per game) and attempts (37.8 per game). Overall, Atlanta is 19th in field goal percentage (46%) and 17th in true shooting percentage.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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Through 80 games the Timberwolves are averaging 113.1 points per contest, placing them 18th in the NBA.

At home this season, the Timberwolves are averaging 112.2 points per game, which is 22nd in the league. Overall, they are 18th in the NBA with 113.1 points per game. When it comes to pace, Minnesota is 21st in the league at 97 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 9th in the league at 48%. However, they are just 25th in offensive rebounds.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Minnesota is 1st in the league in three-point percentage at 38%. They are also 15th in three-point makes at 12.7 per game. In terms of assists, the Timberwolves are 15th in the league with 26.7 per game.

Hawks Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Hawks’ defense is giving up an average of 120.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 70.0% of their games. The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.

Timberwolves Team Defense

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 106.3 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Timberwolves are causing 13.2 turnovers per game, ranking 19th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 6th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Hawks And Timberwolves

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Trae Young is set to be the main scorer for the Hawks, recording 26 points and shooting 8/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.1 points per game, along with 2.8 rebounds.

On the other side, Anthony Edwards is our projected leading scorer for the Timberwolves. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.2% and is averaging 26.3 points per contest.

Hawks vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 106 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 107 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hawks have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
  • As the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Minnesota posted a straight up mark of 9-1 in these matchups.

Hawks vs Timberwolves Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Timberwolves vs. Hawks game, we suggest taking the Hawks at +13. Even though our predictions have the Timberwolves winning 113-110, we see the Hawks as the better choice on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226.5, and our model predicts the Hawks and Timberwolves to score a combined 223 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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