Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (3-2) at Atlanta Hawks (7-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -9 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday night at the Philips Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a strong win to remain unbeaten on the road. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 98.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 18.8 points and 2.3 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.2 points and 1.2 rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns is grabbing 9.6 rebounds and Ricky Rubio is dishing 9.2 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been road warriors so far this season, as their defense is forcing 15.4 turnovers and allowing just 27.9 percent shooting from deep. The Timberwolves bench is averaging 47.6 points, which is 14 points more than the league average.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to keep rolling after seven straight wins. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 18 points and 6.3 assists while Al Horford is averaging 17 points and 8.3 rebounds. Paul Millsap is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 3.8 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and are getting 76 points from their starting five. The Hawks defense is forcing 17.4 turnovers per game. The Hawks have won 16 of their last 20 regular season home games.
The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 Monday games. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-1-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves have played their best ball so far on the road and just beat the Bulls at the United Center. While that road streak may come to an end here, you have to feel confident Minnesota can at least keep it close.