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Timberwolves vs. Hawks - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks (42-10) at Minnesota Timberwolves (11-40)

NBA Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: TSOH, FSN+

The Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday night at the Target Center.

The Atlanta Hawks have split their last four games and hope to build on their lead in the East. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 103.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. Kyle Korver is shooting 51.9 percent from the field and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks continue to play lights out basketball on both sides, as they’re comfortably the top seed in the East. However, the Hawks are coming off a Sunday loss to the Grizzlies in which they shot just 41.3 percent from the field. Jeff Teague is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.

Timberwolves vs. Hawks - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have all of a sudden won three straight games and hope to keep things rolling. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 106.2 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 19.9 points and 3.8 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. Thaddeus Young is grabbing five rebounds and Mo Williams is dishing 6.4 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games, and they’ve won five of their last six games when topping 100 points. The secret for the Timberwolves is obviously on the offensive side of the ball due to their horrible numbers on defense.

The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games. The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall. 

Although a couple of losses in their last four games, the Hawks are still one of the top teams in the league and has been a covering machine all season. I'll continue to back Atlanta, especially against bottom feeders. 

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Atlanta Hawks -6.5

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