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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1/18/2021 NBA Odds and Previews

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1-18-2021 NBA Odds and Previews

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

When: Monday, January 18, 2:30 PM ET
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 1/18/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +7.5 (-110) 228.5 o (-110) +255
Atlanta Hawks -7.5 (-110) 228.5 u (-110) -333
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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

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
Minnesota is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
Minnesota is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Atlanta.
Timberwolves are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Atlanta.
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Minnesota is 3-14 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 8 games.
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games against Minnesota.
Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Atlanta is 14-3 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Atlanta is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Atlanta is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in January.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio PG Quarantine is OUT Monday vs Atlanta
Karl-Anthony Towns C COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Juancho Hernangomez PF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Atlanta
Jake Layman SF Personal is upgraded to probable Monday vs Atlanta
Josh Okogie SG Hamstring is probable Monday vs Atlanta

Atlanta Hawks

Danilo Gallinari SF Ankle is out indefinitely
Kris Dunn PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Knee is out indefinitely
Cam Reddish SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Atlanta Hawks
5-6-0 Against the Spread 5-7-0
6-5-0 Straight Up 2-10-0
109 Points per Game 111
119 Points Allowed per Game 110
44.38 Offensive FG% 43.43
75.21 Offensive FT% 81.05
32.8 Offensive 3PT% 33.63
48.43 Defensive FG% 43.89
75.51 Defensive FT% 82.05
37.43 Defensive 3PT% 32.5

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