Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 2/21/2020 Spread Odds and Picks
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Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 2/21/2020 – The Boston Celtics visit the undermanned Minnesota Timberwolves this Friday, seen by NBA betting lines as the heavy favorites. The Celtics were on a seven-game winning streak before the Houston Rockets halted their run. They bounced back with a win over the Los Angeles Clippers last time out. For the Timberwolves, it has been the exact opposite. They have lost 15 of their last 16 assignments, further compounded with Karl-Anthony Towns out. The last time both teams met, Boston won, 115-102. The Celtics hold a 38-20 advantage in the two teams regular season series.
Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 2/21/2020
Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 2/21/2020 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is expected to pull out all the stops to get another win streak going. They are coming off a big win over the Clippers and are expected to face little resistance from the T-Wolves. Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart will lead the charge anew as the Celtics rev up their NBA playoff bid. Boston will be without Kemba Walker who is sidelined due to a sore left knee.
Players to watch: J. Tatum PF 50 GP 50 GS 34.1 MIN 22.4 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.4 STL 0.9 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 19.55 PER
J. Brown SG 44 GP 44 GS 33.6 MIN 20.2 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 2.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.28 PER
G. Hayward SF 37 GP 37 GS 33.2 MIN 17.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.6 DR 6.7 REB 4.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 18.63 PER
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
Things are not looking that good for the Minnesota Timberwolves who have lost back-to-back games. Making thing worse is the absence of star center Towns who is out with a wrist injury. Head coach Ryan Saunders will need to get good games from D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley to pull of this one. In their last game, the T-Wolves started out strong but sputtered in the end. If they want to pull the rug from under the Celtics, they have to play good basketball all game-long.
Players to Watch: D. Russell SG 2 GP 2 GS 33.5 MIN 24 PTS 0.5 OR 2.5 DR 3 REB 8 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 4.5 TO 2.5 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.59 PER
M. Beasley SG 3 GP 3 GS 32.7 MIN 22 PTS 1.3 OR 5.3 DR 6.7 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0 BLK 2.3 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.71 PER
J. Hernangomez PF 3 GP 3 GS 30 MIN 15 PTS 2 OR 4 DR 6 REB 1.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 0.3 TO 2.7 PF 4 AST/TO 15.64 PER
Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 2/21/2020 Betting Numbers
Boston are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
Minnesota are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games.
Kemba Walker PG Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Minnesota
Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely
Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks
NBA moneyline see the Boston Celtics pulling this off with little resistance. Although there is D’Angelo Russell and some veterans standing in the way, Brad Stevens has his mix of reliables. Making life miserable for Russell will be key, perhaps the only player to worry about on Minnesota’s end. Boston is looking for another win and NBA betting lines see them getting that this Friday.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Celtics for this game is at -275 while the Timberwolves are at +230 at home.
ATS: +5.5 is given to the Timberwolves across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Celtics with -5.5.
TOTALs: 227 is the given total for this match with the Celtics going over and the Timberwolves the team under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 108 Celtics