Celtics vs Timberwolves

Friday, February 21, 2020 8:00 PM ET at Target Center, 600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis. Boston Celtics at Minnesota Timberwolves.

Match Preview

Boston Celtics as part of the amay match of the next game day of the NBA regular season will go to Minneapolis, where it will try to win a victory over the local Timberwolves. Opponents in the upcoming confrontation represent different conferences and pursue very different tasks during the season. While the owners are weaving at the bottom of the table in the West, the guests confidently go among the leaders in the East.

Boston Celtics

Bostonians on this not the strongest background look much more powerful. To begin with, the Celtics close the top three in the East and win 70% of the matches of the season. Secondly, the Boston team is much better in defense. On average, they miss only 106 points per game, and Minnesota – 116 points.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota started very well this season, but then completely stuck and now rightly goes on the penultimate, 14th place of the West. Timberwolves had a rather dubious exchange of their leader Andrew Wiggins. In addition, due to a wrist injury, Karl-Anthony Towns, the main center, may not play. At home, “wolves” are simply terrible and have already lost 20 of 27 matches.

Betting Tips Statistic

  • Boston have won their last six head-to-head meetings.
  • The Minnesota home has not defeated the Celtics since 2016.
  • At the Target Center, the Wolves lost 9 of their last 10 matches.

Celtics vs Timberwolves Prediction

Minnesota is building a new team, so it’s unlikely that it will oppose the close-knit ranks of the Celts. Covington’s departure did not in the best way affect the game of Timberwolves in defense. In addition, Saunders wards will be weakened by the absence of Townes. All this indicates that Boston must confidently beat a bloodless opponent.

Best Pick: Boston Celtics -6.5 Point Spread

Standings and Records

Boston CelticsvsMinnesota Timberwolves
3 in Eastern ConferenceConference Standings14 in Western Conference
2 in Atlantic DivisionDivision Standings5 in Northwest Division
54Games53
38Wins16
16Losses37
23 – 5Home Games7 – 20
15 – 11Road Games9 – 17
25 – 9Against East8 – 12
13 – 7Against West8 – 25
7 – 5Division Games2 – 9
32-20-2ATS Record18-33-2
24-30-0Over/Under Record29-24-0
Won 1StreakLost 2
W-L-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-LLast 10 Games FormL-L-W-L-L-L-L-L-L-L

Offensive Stats

Boston CelticsOffensive statsMinnesota Timberwolves
113,1Points112,4
45,7Rebounds45,6
23,3Assist23,7
8,31Steals8,58
5,70Blocks5,94
46,25Field Goal, %43,73
80,18Free Throw, %75,65
36,373 Point Field Goal, %33,16

Defensive Stats

Boston CelticsDefensive statsMinnesota Timberwolves
106,2Points115,9
44,0Rebounds47,4
22,4Assist23,5
6,87Steals7,72
5,50Blocks5,57
44,15Field Goal, %46,86
76,06Free Throw, %79,64
34,283 Point Field Goal, %36,63

Previous Head-to-Head Games

DateGuestScoreHostTournament
02.01.19Boston115 – 102MinnesotaNBA
01.12.18Minnesota109 – 118BostonNBA
08.03.18Minnesota109 – 117BostonNBA
05.01.18Boston91 – 84MinnesotaNBA
15.03.17Boston117 – 104MinnesotaNBA
21.11.16Minnesota93 – 99BostonNBA

Injuries Reports

Boston Celtics injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
Kemba Walker Feb 20, 2020Out (Knee) – Walker is out for Friday’s (Feb. 21) game against Minnesota.
Robert Williams Feb 8, 2020Out (Hip) – The Celtics are aiming for Williams to return at the beginning of March, according to Darren Hartwell of NBCsports.com.

Minnesota Timberwolves injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
Jake Layman Feb 20, 2020Out (Toe) – The Timberwolves announced that Layman will miss at least one more week.
Karl-Anthony Towns Feb 19, 2020Out (Wrist) – Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said there is no timetable for Towns’ return.

Computer and Public Consensus Pick

Boston vs MinnesotaATSTotal
Score Prediction121.4 – 111.5232.9
Computer PickBOS (-6.5)Over 227.5
Public ConsensusBOS (-6.5)Over 227.5
Consensus Bet %68%52%

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