Timberwolves vs. Celtics - NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (16-27) at Minnesota Timberwolves (7-37)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-New England, FS-North
The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics face off on Wednesday at the Target Center in NBA action.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-37 this season and have lost their last five games. Minnesota is averaging 97.3 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 107.2 points and their opponents are shooting 49.4 percent. Andrew Wiggins leads the Timberwolves averaging 15.2 points per game. Thaddeus Young is averaging 14.3 points, Shabazz Muhammad is averaging 13.7 points, and Mo Williams is averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 assists. The Timberwolves are 3-18 at home and they are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
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The Boston Celtics are 16-27 this season and hey are coming off of a win at Utah on Monday. The Celtics are averaging 101.9 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 103.6 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Jared Sullinger leads the Celtics averaging 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Avery Bradley is averaging 13.1 points, Kelly Olynyk is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Tyler Zeller is averaging 9.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Boston is 7-14 o the road and 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Minnesota is 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, 2-8 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 7-18-1 against the spread on one days rest. Boston is 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games, 8-3 against the spread following a win, and 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.
The total is set at 202.5 and while the offenses may not be the best, the defenses aren’t very good at all so the over is the play.