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Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5/15/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5-15-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5/15/2021 – The Boston Celtics are still trying to hold on to their playoff position and will need to get things rolling. They will have a chance to turn things around when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves but this game will be played on the road this May 15, Saturday. The Target Center located in Minneapolis Minnesota will serve at the battle ground and the match starts at exactly 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For those who prefer to watch via online live stream, subscribing to NBA League Pass will be the best way to do it. The Boston Celtics are entering this game as the favored team in NBA basketball betting against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5/15/2021

When: May 15, 2021 2:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: N/A
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5/15/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +1.5 (-111) 231.5 o (-110) +100
Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5 (-111) 231.5 u (-110) -120
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics are in a tough situation and they will lose Jaylen Brown for the rest of the season. This team has been on a free fall as they lost their last four games and are in danger of even losing the seventh best record in the NBA Eastern Conference. They cannot do too much to improve their record but they have a good chance of securing their current position with just one victory. They have two chances to do that and if they lose this game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, their second chance will come next during the last day of the season against the New York Knicks.

Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 63 GP 63 GS 35.9 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.8 OR 6.6 DR 7.3 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.27 PER

J. Brown SG 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.97 PER

K. Walker PG 43 GP 43 GS 31.8 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.6 DR 4 REB 4.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 17.74 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking like the team they wanted to be at the final stretch of the season. They were on a four-game winning streak and have won six of their last ten matches. This team won back-to-back against the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons but are now coming off a loss against the Denver Nuggets. The players are doing well and this team is not interested in getting another top three pick in the NBA draft lottery. At this point, if the Timberwolves get fourth overall and below, the Golden State Warriors will take the pick as it was part of the D’Angelo Russell trade.

Players to Watch: K. Towns C 48 GP 48 GS 34 MIN 24.8 PTS 2.6 OR 7.9 DR 10.5 REB 4.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 3.3 TO 3.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 23.15 PER

M. Beasley SG 37 GP 36 GS 32.8 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.6 DR 4.4 REB 2.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 1.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 14.8 PER

A. Edwards SF 70 GP 53 GS 32 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.8 OR 3.9 DR 4.7 REB 2.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 1.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 13.79 PER.

Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5/15/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games.
Boston are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Boston are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games against Minnesota.
Celtics are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games against Minnesota.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Boston are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Boston are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Timberwolves are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against Boston.
Their total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing at home against Boston.
Minnesota are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Minnesota are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Timberwolves are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in May.
Minnesota are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Tristan Thompson C Pectoral is OUT Saturday vs Minnesota
Kemba Walker PG Neck is OUT Saturday vs Minnesota
Evan Fournier SG Knee is probable Saturday vs Minnesota
Marcus Smart PG Calf is OUT Saturday vs Minnesota
Jaylen Brown SF Wrist is out for season
Jayson Tatum SF Ankle is probable Saturday vs Minnesota
Robert Williams PF Toe is OUT Saturday vs Minnesota

Minnesota Timberwolves

Malik Beasley SG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Jarrett Culver SG Ankle is out for season

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Minnesota Timberwolves
31-38-1 Against the Spread 32-35-3
37-33-0 Straight Up 36-34-0
113 Points per Game 112
111 Points Allowed per Game 118
46.7 Offensive FG% 77.58
77.58 Offensive FT% 76.04
37.49 Offensive 3PT% 35.07
46.58 Defensive FG% 48.21
78.65 Defensive FT% 78.52
37.65 Defensive 3PT% 39.07

Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

The Boston Celtics are the ones battling for a playoff spot while the Minnesota Timberwolves can already rest their starters. It is seen in betting on NBA basketball that the Celtics are going to be the safer bet.

Moneyline: The Celtics heading to this matchup is given an ML of +100 while the Timberwolve are at -120.

ATS: 1.5 points is the ATS given to this game with the Celtics owning the +1.5 while the Timberwolves are on the other side with -1.5.

TOTALs: The total for both teams to reach is pegged at 231.5 points with the Celtics going over and the Timberwolves are under.

Score Prediction: 106 – 105, Timberwolves