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(7-6) Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-8)
Date: Monday November 21
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: Boston -135, Minnesota +110
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -2
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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Boston was supposed to take off this year but the results have not been their. The challenge has been getting their entire rotation on the court together but they are healthy now.
Minnesota was another group that was supposed to get things on track this season but it has yet to come together under coach Thibs.
Look for this to be an entertaining game. Lots of talent.
They may not have size but the Celtics have one of the most interesting backcourt duos in Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley.
Thomas has always been a scorer and this season is averaging a career high 26ppg. He also leads the team in assists.
What is even more amazing to me is the fact that Avery Bradley, at 6’2″ leads the team in rebounding at 8.5 per game. He has 7 double-doubles already.
Al Horford has been solid but I think they were hoping for more than than 13ppg and 6 boards. He has been injured for most of the season and had his best game yet in his return last time out.
In his absence no big man has stepped up. That is the weakness of this team for sure as they are strong in the backcourt and on the wing.
Boston has a chance to have a strong short road trip with this being the most challenging contest.
The T-Wolves do not have a very good record but there are some interesting numbers behind that 4-8 record. This team is 14th in scoring and 14th in points allowed.
The most shocking statistics is that this group leads in 3pt FG% at just under 40%. They have four regulars shooting over 40% including top scoring Andrew Wiggins who is making half of his treys.
That is going to normalize at some point but if he truly is improved there could be a scoring title in his future.
Karl-Anthony Towns remains one of the best rounded players in the league and he is also averaging better tan 20ppg. It is as much about usage as anything though.
Zach LaVine is just behind KAT at 19ppg. He has taken a big leap this season but I still don’t think he is that calirbre of player. He would be better as a sixth man.
Georgui Dieng is the only regular who is never looking for his shot. He is averaging 9/8 but he could easily make that a double-double without anyone noticing.
This team is much better at home than on the road this season. No surprise there. It will likely remain that way until they start playing defense.
Based on his reputation as coach the way the T-Wolves are playing has to be driving Thibodeau crazy, though they might not be able to win otherwise.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 road games.
- Over is 4-0-1 in Celtics last 5 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Under is 7-0 in Celtics last 7 overall.
- Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Timberwolves are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 75 points in their previous game.
- Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
Now that they are healthy the Celtics are poised to go on a run. This definitely the kind of team they should overwhelm and I like them as a short favourite.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston -2
Minnesota can certainly win at home but I am not sharp on this team just yet.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 99 – Minnesota 93
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