Jockeying for Playoff Positioning
Few people figured that the Minnesota Timberwolves would have a tough time making the playoffs after acquiring Rudy Gobert in the offseason. As we look up at the NBA news and standings, the Timberwolves are tied for the last spot in the play-in tournament right now.
They’re coming off a win but have still lost five of seven. Can they protect their home court and get a win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday?
Hawks Have Won Two Of Three
The Atlanta Hawks are trying to pick up some momentum but have not won or lost more than two in a row in over two months. That makes it tough for those who bet online to have confidence in them.
Their backcourt has been cooking, to no one’s surprise. Atlanta has Trae Young leading the charge with Dejounte Murray taking over when necessary. Young is putting up 26.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game.
Murray trails closely behind with 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.0 assists. If you’re looking at the NBA betting lines, keep in mind that Murray did get listed on the injury report with an injury. It’s a back-to-back set, so maybe he gets a night off.
The good news here is that Minnesota is only 20-17 at home. The Wolves don’t have much of a home-court advantage as no other team currently in a Western Conference playoff spot has fewer wins at home.
Wolves Missing Stars
This season has simply not been what the Timberwolves have expected. Gobert has been one of the few players that’s been able to stay on the floor.
Anthony Edwards suffered a pretty serious-looking ankle injury and is listed as questionable for this game. Wait to see his status before betting the NBA odds. He joins Karl-Anthony Towns on the injury report, their best center who’s only appeared in 21 games.
The players left standing will have their hands full against the Hawks. Veteran Mike Conley will need to take care of the backcourt as best as possible to limit Young and Murray. Gobert will also need to do his part on the glass and in rim protection.
Atlanta is no powerhouse but it’s tough to bet the Timberwolves in the sportsbook when you need Naz Reid, Kyle Anderson and Taurean Prince to carry the team to a win.
Hawks vs Timberwolves Game Injuries
Hawks vs Timberwolves Head-to-Head
The Timberwolves bashed the Hawks by double digits in their lone matchup this season.
Hawks vs Timberwolves Game Information
- Game: Hawks (36-36) vs Timberwolves (36-37)
- Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Day/Time: Wednesday, March 22nd, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Hawks vs Timberwolves Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hawks vs Timberwolves Betting Lines
Hawks vs Timberwolves Picks and Prediction
The Timberwolves are favored on the NBA lines here despite possibly being without both Edwards and Towns. It seems like those injuries will hurt Minnesota.
Coupled with the fact that the Timberwolves don’t play all that well at home, it seems like Atlanta is worth a look for your NBA picks.
Minnesota is listed at -160 in our Vegas lines. So, if you wager $100 on the Timberwolves, you can win $63. Atlanta is +140 with a chance to win $140 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Timberwolves a 61.54% chance to win, with the Hawks at 41.67%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
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Timberwolves vs Hawks Previous Game (Mar 13, 2023)
The odds of teams having the same record 68 games into the season were slim, but that is how the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are situated ahead of Monday’s matchup.
You are in luck if you are an NBA fan looking for points. The Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves score and allow a lot of them, so the sportsbook has adjusted properly with a high over/under the total.
In addition to the Towns and Gobert injuries, the Timberwolves will be without Jaylen Nowell (knee), and veteran guard Austin Rivers is questionable with a back injury.
The Wolves lost a little luster when they traded away D’Angelo Russell as part of a three-team deal. But star Anthony Edwards is carrying the team through a difficult season.