Hawks at Timberwolves 12/28/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The Atlanta Hawks look to bounce back from defeat when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. The Hawks lost to the Indiana Pacers 129-121 on Wednesday. Kent Bazemore led the Hawks in the loss with 32 points. John Collins scored 21 and grabbed 11 rebounds in the loss. Atlanta committed 20 turnovers in the game. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Hawks.
Minnesota looks for its second straight win after defeating the Chicago Bulls 119-94 on Wednesday. The T-Wolves were led by Derrick Rose with 24 points and eight assists. The Bulls fans started shouting “MVP” to Rose during the game. The former Bulls player was making just his second career appearance against the Bulls in the United Center.
John Collins leads the Hawks in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Trae Young is the team leader in assists with 7.2 per game and second in scoring with 15.5 points per game. As a team, the Hawks are shooting 44.7% from the field and 33.0% from 3-point territory.
Karl-Anthony Towns is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for Minnesota with averages of 20.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.7 points per game. Jeff Teague leads in assists with an average of 8.3 per game. Minnesota is shooting 45.0% from the field and 36.0% from three-point territory.
Minnesota has covered the number in 4 of the last 6 overall against the Hawks and 4 of the last 6 played at home against Atlanta. Atlanta has covered just 1 of its last 5 on the road against a team with a .600 or higher home winning percentage. The T-Wolves have covered the number in 6 of the last 8 versus Eastern Conference opponents. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Timberwolves win and cover ATS 119-107.