Through 3 Quarters

Fans are certainly getting their money's worth as the Atlanta Hawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves have combined for 198 points three quarters in. Atlanta has emerged as the frontrunner and is ahead of Minnesota 103-95.

The Hawks have been riding high on the performance of point guard Trae Young, who has shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and has posted a double-double on 30 points and 13 assists in addition to four rebounds. The Timberwolves have enjoyed the tag-team combination of center Karl-Anthony Towns and point guard D'Angelo Russell. The former has 17 points and seven assists along with seven boards, while the latter has 20 points and four assists. Towns does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four.

Minnesota has lost 85% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

Minnesota @ Atlanta

Current Records: Minnesota 22-22; Atlanta 18-25

What to Know

The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't won a game against the Atlanta Hawks since Nov. 25 of 2019, but they'll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. The Timberwolves might have tired legs after a contest yesterday as they head on the road against Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. ET Jan. 19 at State Farm Arena. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close matchup.

On Tuesday, Minnesota narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the New York Knicks 112-110. Shooting guard Anthony Edwards (21 points) and center Karl-Anthony Towns (20 points) were the top scorers for Minnesota.

Meanwhile, Atlanta was able to grind out a solid win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, winning 121-114. Atlanta's point guard Trae Young did his thing and dropped a double-double on 30 points and 11 assists.

The wins brought the Timberwolves up to 22-22 and the Hawks to 18-25. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Minnesota is worst in the league in fouls per game, with 22.2 on average. To make matters even worse for Minnesota, Atlanta ranks third in the league when it comes to fouls per game, with only 18 on average. Keep an eye on whether or not foul trouble puts Minnesota in a difficult position.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: Bally Sports - North
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $20.49


The Hawks are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Timberwolves, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hawks as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Atlanta have won seven out of their last 13 games against Minnesota.

  • Dec 06, 2021 - Atlanta 121 vs. Minnesota 110
  • Jan 22, 2021 - Atlanta 116 vs. Minnesota 98
  • Jan 18, 2021 - Atlanta 108 vs. Minnesota 97
  • Feb 05, 2020 - Atlanta 127 vs. Minnesota 120
  • Nov 25, 2019 - Minnesota 125 vs. Atlanta 113
  • Feb 27, 2019 - Atlanta 131 vs. Minnesota 123
  • Dec 28, 2018 - Atlanta 123 vs. Minnesota 120
  • Mar 28, 2018 - Minnesota 126 vs. Atlanta 114
  • Jan 29, 2018 - Atlanta 105 vs. Minnesota 100
  • Dec 26, 2016 - Minnesota 104 vs. Atlanta 90
  • Dec 21, 2016 - Minnesota 92 vs. Atlanta 84
  • Nov 25, 2015 - Minnesota 99 vs. Atlanta 95
  • Nov 09, 2015 - Minnesota 117 vs. Atlanta 107

Injury Report for Atlanta

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic: Out (Knee)
  • Clint Capela: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for Minnesota

  • Jaylen Nowell: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Covid-19)