The Atlanta Hawks play the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center on Wednesday night.

The Hawks currently reside at the bottom of the Eastern Conference team standings together with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Atlanta has lost back to back games and they have won just four times in their last 10 games played. The Wolves have lost a season-high 12 games heading to Wednesday’s game. Minnesota has the second-worst record in the West and they are 9.5 games off the playoff pace.

Basketball Hawks are Hurting

The Atlanta Hawks are not just struggling to pick up wins. They are struggling with their health. The Hawks lost their second straight game to the Boston Celtics on Monday night and they have dropped four out of their last six games played. Atlanta is also without five regular players due to injury which has compounded their woes.

Cam Reddish, De’Andre Hunter, DeAndre Bembry, Alex Len, and Bruno Fernando missed the Hawks’ last game due to injuries. Trae Young injured his ankle last Saturday but played through it against Boston. John Collins 22 points and 11 rebounds while Kevin Huerter nailed five three-pointers to finish with 23 points.

The Hawks rank 21st in the NBA in scoring at 109.1 points per game. They have the second-worst scoring defense in the league at 118.3 opponents points allowed. Atlanta is 24th in rebounding at 42.9 boards grabbed per contest and they are 21st in passing at 23.2 assists per outing.

What are the Moneyline Odds?
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Basketball Twelve Game Losing Streak

The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to halt their longest losing streak of the season. Minnesota has lost 12 straight games and they have dropped to 15-34 SU on the year, 14th overall in the Western Conference. In their last game, the Wolves suffered a 109-13 setback against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

Karl Anthony Towns had a big game with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. But not even KAT’s 257th career double-double could prevent the Wolves from losing yet again. Andrew Wiggins scored only 10 points against the Kings and he’s totaled just 23 points in his last two outings.

Minnesota ranks 15th in scoring at 111.4 points per game and they are 19th in passing at 23.5 assists per game. The Timberwolves are 9th overall in rebounding at 46.0 boards collected per contest but they have the 4th worst scoring defense overall at 115.3 opponent’s points per game allowed.

Basketball Who Wins?

Atlanta is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games played. The Hawks are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games played on the road. Minnesota is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games played. The Timberwolves are 0-6 SU in their last six games played at home, and 1-5 SU in their last six games played against the Eastern Conference. Head to head, the Wolves are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games played. Minnesota is also 5-2 SU in their last seven home games against Atlanta.

Atlanta is dealing with injuries right now as they played their last game without five players from their regular rotation. Superstar guard Trae Young also played hurt and committed nine turnovers against the Celtics. Young is having a superb sophomore season but with too many players out, the Hawks are going to struggle here.

The Wolves have lost 12 straight games but unlike the Hawks, they have their stars Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins healthy. Minnesota has not won a ball game since January 9 and the law of averages says that they are due for a win soon. Beating an undermanned team like the Hawks sounds like a good idea.

The Hawks are 5-21 SU on the road while the Wolves are just 6-18 at the Target Center this season. When you have two struggling squads, it’s hard to pick a winner. However, not only are the Timberwolves playing at home, the Hawks are missing several rotation players which should hurt them here.

Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves

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Basketball Other Bets to Make

The Hawks are 2-4 ATS in their last six games played. Atlanta is 1-3 ATS in their last four games played on the road, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Western Conference. The Wolves are 0-8 ATS in their last eight games played. Minnesota is 0-7 ATS in their last seven games played at home. Head to head, the Timberwolves are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games played against the Hawks.

What are the Spread Odds?
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+5 (-110)

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-5 (-110)

Odds from SportsBetting as of 02/05/20

The Hawks have won just five times in 26 road games and they have lost their last three road games by an average losing margin of 22.7 points per game. Trae Young is having a terrific season and no question, he will score plenty of points here. However, the Hawks play terrible defense and won’t be able to stop nor match Minnesota on offense.

Prediction: Timberwolves -5

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The total has gone over in five out of the last six games played by the Hawks. The over is 3-1 in Atlanta’s last four games played on the road. The over is 11-2 in their last 13 games against the Northwest Division. The total has gone under in three out of the last four games played by the Timberwolves. The over is 15-2 in Minnesota’s last 17 games played against the Southeast Division, and the over is 14-6 in their last 20 games in February.

What are the Total Odds?


238 (-115)


238 (-105)

Odds from SportsBetting as of 02/05/20

These teams play poor defense and the last four head to head games between these two teams went over the total. The Hawks rank 4th in the league in possessions per 48 minutes at 103.3 while the Timberwolves are 7th in pace at 102.4 per 48 minutes. The Hawks have given up 123 or more points in five out of their last six games played while the Wolves have allowed at least 118 points in three of their last five outings. This should be a track meet

Prediction: Over 238

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