Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 3/22/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Atlanta Hawks 3/22/23
Wed 22nd March 2023

The Atlanta Hawks (36-36, 16-21 Away), one of the league’s top scoring teams, head to face the Minnesota Timberwolves (36-37, 20-17 Home) on Wednesday.

Atlanta is playing the second of a back-to-back after dismantling the Detroit Pistons 129-107 at State Farm Arena yesterday. Trae Young was the key player with 30 points and 12 assists. The Hawks are eighth in the Eastern Conference.

Minnesota found victory on Monday at Madison Square Garden, beating the New York Knicks 140-134. Taurean Prince had 35 points, leading the team. The Timberwolves are eighth in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

After winning the only earlier season game against Atlanta 136-115 at State Farm Arena on March 13, Minnesota will be pursuing a season sweep. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 32 points, while Kyle Anderson had a triple double with 14 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Young had 41 points, seven assists, and six rebounds in the loss. Young is averaging 26.8 points per game, 10th-highest in the league, to lead the Hawks in scoring this season. Young also has dished 10.1 assists per game, third-most in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Clint Capela is grabbing 11.1 rebounds. Edwards’ 24.7 points per game have powered the T’Wolves on offense. Rudy Gobert is averaging 11.5 rebounds per game, fourth-most in the league, and D’Angelo Russell is doling out 6.2 assists.

The Hawks are averaging 117.6 points per game, ranking as one of the most explosive offenses in the NBA (5th). The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Target Center (5-5). Minnesota is looking to avoid a sixth consecutive home defeat this season.

Meanwhile, the Hawks are 2-8 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 2-5 in such games against rested opponents. The Timberwolves are 7-4 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Atlanta is 5-5 with an average margin of +0.9 (121.6-120.7). Minnesota has also split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 119.2 points per game on average while scoring only 118.9 (-0.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Onyeka Okongwu: 23.6 | 17.8 | +5.8
Points per game:
Dejounte Murray: 14.3 | 20.5 | -6.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Anderson: 29.4 | 19.1 | +10.3
Points per game:
Mike Conley: 18.4 | 11.4 | +7.0
Rebounds per game:
Kyle Anderson: 8.6 | 5.3 | +3.3
Assists per game:
Kyle Anderson: 8.4 | 4.6 | +3.8

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Minnesota Timberwolves (-185)

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