Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5/15/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves 5/15/2021 Betting Odds
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
Boston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Minnesota are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Tristan Thompson C Pectoral is OUT Saturday vs Minnesota
Malik Beasley SG Hamstring is out indefinitely
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