Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1/18/2021 NBA Odds and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1/18/2021 – The Minnesota Timberwolves just couldn’t catch a break after their star player transacted with COVID-19. They will be going on the road in hopes of taking some positives against the struggling Atlanta Hawks. This inter-conference matchup is set to happen this Monday, January 18 and it will be held inside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NBA TV will be the broadcast partner for this game and will start the live coverage at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass is also having the match through an online live stream. The Timberwolves are the huge underdogs as seen by NBA Run Line in this battle against the Atlanta Hawks who are on back-to-back losses.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1/18/2021
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1/18/2021 Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves got Karl-Anthony Towns back from an injury and he is out once again after testing positive from COVID-19. Ricky Rubio and Juan Hernangomez are also out and will be serving quarantine. The Timberwolves over the last nine games have only won once and they find themselves once again at the bottom of the NBA Western Conference standings. A loss here would make them tie with the league’s worst Detroit Pistons. Without Towns, the T-Wolves are just sitting ducks. Expect Naz Reid to come out once again to try to fill in the hole but it is not as effective.
Players to watch: K. Towns C 4 GP 4 GS 33 MIN 22 PTS 4 OR 8.5 DR 12.5 REB 4.3 AST 0.5 STL 2.8 BLK 2.5 TO 2.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 27.1 PER
D. Russell SG 11 GP 10 GS 31.5 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.5 OR 2.6 DR 3.2 REB 5.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3.5 TO 2.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 16.19 PER
M. Beasley SG 11 GP 11 GS 32.5 MIN 20.2 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.7 REB 2 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 1.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 16.99 PER.
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks are now back at home after a very forgettable trip to the NBA Western Conference. They lost both games to the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers but this team has only won once in the last seven games. That only victory came against the depleted Philadelphia 76ers. Their most recent matchup against Portland ended with a score of 106-112. Trae Young did what he can with 26 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds while Cling Capela did 25 points, 15 rebounds, and four blocks. The Hawks are just a mess and they slightly improved last year just because Capela is healthy.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 12 GP 12 GS 32.8 MIN 23.2 PTS 1.1 OR 3.1 DR 4.2 REB 8.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 4.2 TO 1.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 19.41 PER
D. Hunter SF 12 GP 12 GS 31.7 MIN 16 PTS 1.2 OR 5.2 DR 6.3 REB 1.9 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1 TO 3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 16.72 PER
J. Collins PF 12 GP 12 GS 28.2 MIN 15.7 PTS 2.3 OR 5 DR 7.3 REB 1.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.8 BLK 1.2 TO 3.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.44 PER.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1/18/2021 Betting Numbers
Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Atlanta is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Ricky Rubio PG Quarantine is OUT Monday vs Atlanta
Danilo Gallinari SF Ankle is out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
The Atlanta Hawks are expected to jump-start their engine after those back-to-back losses and are expected to win by Online Sports Betting. The Timberwolves are the underdogs and this should be another blowout loss.
Moneyline: The Hawks as the favored team to win is getting an ML of -333 while the Timberwolves are at +255.
ATS: 7.5 points is the given ATS for this game with the Timberwolves on the far side with +7.5 while the Hawks are at -7.5.
TOTALs: It is expected that both teams should touch 228.5 points with the Timberwolves going over and Hawks are under.
Score Prediction: 119 – 105, Hawks