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32-24 (15-14 V) Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 17-39 (9-20 H)
Date: Monday, February 22, 2016
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -5
NBA Betting Total: 217
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The Celtics have been one of the most surprising teams this season as they continue their push toward a top seed in the Eastern Conference here on Monday.
While Minnesota is well out of the playoff race, they continue to develop their young talent and look to not only grow stronger with their youth core here in the 2nd half, but also play bit of a spoiler role.
The Boston Celtics snuck into the playoffs last season and really stood no chance as they had to deal with Cleveland last season.
If the season were to end today, the Celtics wouldn’t have to deal with the Cavaliers until the Eastern Conference Finals, as they continue their charge up the standings in the Eastern Conference.
Currently, Boston sits in 3rd place, 8.5 off the pace in the East. They currently hold a 1 game lead over 4th place Miami, which is quite important.
The 4th place finisher will have a date with Cleveland in the Conference Semis, while the 3rd or 2nd placer finisher will only see them in the Conference Finals.
It’s just one more round the teams have to see Cleveland get upset.
Boston continues a road trip, as they bring in a 16-14 SU road record. They have gone 1-1 with a blowout loss to Utah followed by a blowout win against Denver.
With this being a 2nd leg of a back to back, the Celtics bring in a 10-3 record in 2nd legs.
The Timberwolves knew this season wasn’t likely going to be a playoff type one for them.
Minnesota will enter Monday back 11 games of a playoff spot, as they will certainly not make the playoffs this season. However, that shouldn’t be taken as a bad thing. This Timberwolves team has a solid young core, that will cause a lot of problems in the future.
What the Timberwolves have done well this season is have the solid veteran leadership that will help out the young team. Boston has been one team the T’wolves have had success against.
SF Andrew Wiggins has been the solid bright spot for the Wolves this season. In the month of February, Wiggins has gone for 23.9 points per game.
Minnesota has won 3 straight games at home versus the Celtics.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Celtics are 23-7 ATS in their last 30 Monday games.
- Celtics are 38-13-1 ATS in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Timberwolves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Timberwolves are 8-19-1 ATS in their last 28 Monday games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
Boston continues their push up the Eastern Conference, but finds themselves in a real tough spot. They likely won’t be catching Toronto for the 2 seed, making them holding onto the 3rd seed an absolute must.
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However, here, the Timberwolves have played very well at home against the Celtics, and with them really adapting to the spoiler role in the 2nd half, they should keep this one close here.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 101 – Minnesota 100
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