Atlanta Hawks at Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (3-10) vs Atlanta Hawks (7-7)
Game Info: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 24 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 16.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.8 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 106.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22 points and 4.3 assists while D’Angelo Russell is averaging 21.4 points and 5.6 assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 12-28 ATS in their last 40 Friday games and 9-19 ATS in their last 28 road games. The Timberwolves are 9-25 ATS in their last 34 home games and 13-27 ATS in their last 40 games overall. The under is 9-1 in Hawks last 10 overall. The over is 18-4 in Timberwolves last 22 Friday games. The Hawks are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Minnesota and 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks have shown flashes of late that they can turn things around and the offense has started to pick up. The Minnesota Timberwolves are going nowhere fast and it will continue to be that way with Towns out. Unless we're getting a boatload of free points with the Timberwolves, I want little to do with this club. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Hawks.