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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

October 30, 2023

The Minnesota Timberwolves (1-1) take on the Atlanta Hawks (1-2) in Georgia soon for this NBA betting opportunity. The Timberwolves are favorites with a point spread at -2.5 (-110).

  • Date: October 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

  • Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Coverage: NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Timberwolves recently gained their first win of the season. This was a 106-90 performance over the Miami Heat, as they were consistently able to score 25 points or more each quarter.

Their latest win allows them to rank a bit higher in the standings. They are currently eighth in the Western Conference with a lot of room to grow.

So far, they have averaged 100.0 points a game and will need to get better offensive production. This ranks as the worst in the league, so they definitely need to prioritize better scoring opportunities.

Their defense on the other hand has been excellent. They have allowed teams to average 93.5 points per game. This ranks second in the league, which must be their key to winning if their offense comes out slow.

Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview

The Hawks were able to get their first win of the season and snap their two-game losing skid. This was a 127-110 outing against the Milwaukee Bucks, which was a huge upset in terms of the potential caliber of both teams.

They are currently fourth in the Southeast Division and 13th overall in the East. With their first win under their belt against a likely contender for the NBA Championship this year, can they build off of that win?

Their offense took a big spike after that win, as they now average 119.0 points per game. This is now in the top 10 for that category.

As for their defense, they have allowed 117.3 points per game. This is slightly better than their averages a few days ago, but they still are in the bottom few teams in this regard.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie offers the latest odds for this matchup, with the Minnesota Timberwolves slightly favored to get it done on the road. However, market analysis has the Hawks at a 51.2 percent chance to win.

  • Atlanta Hawks: +2.5 (-110)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves: -2.5 (-110)

The Hawks might have been able to pull off a huge upset against the Bucks, but they will be mismatched here against a bigger and slower paced Timberwolves. With Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns, they are both a double-double machine and the Hawks do not have consistent defense on the block to handle them. Look for the Timberwolves to cover the spread and win by a solid margin.

Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5