Friday, February 21, 2020 8:00 PM ET at Target Center, 600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis. Boston Celtics at Minnesota Timberwolves.
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.
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 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 Celtics||vs||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|3 in Eastern Conference||Conference Standings||14 in Western Conference|
|2 in Atlantic Division||Division Standings||5 in Northwest Division|
|23 – 5||Home Games||7 – 20|
|15 – 11||Road Games||9 – 17|
|25 – 9||Against East||8 – 12|
|13 – 7||Against West||8 – 25|
|7 – 5||Division Games||2 – 9|
|Won 1||Streak||Lost 2|
|W-L-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-L||Last 10 Games Form||L-L-W-L-L-L-L-L-L-L|
|Boston Celtics||Offensive stats||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|46,25||Field Goal, %||43,73|
|80,18||Free Throw, %||75,65|
|36,37||3 Point Field Goal, %||33,16|
|Boston Celtics||Defensive stats||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|44,15||Field Goal, %||46,86|
|76,06||Free Throw, %||79,64|
|34,28||3 Point Field Goal, %||36,63|
Previous Head-to-Head Games
|02.01.19||Boston||115 – 102||Minnesota||NBA|
|01.12.18||Minnesota||109 – 118||Boston||NBA|
|08.03.18||Minnesota||109 – 117||Boston||NBA|
|05.01.18||Boston||91 – 84||Minnesota||NBA|
|15.03.17||Boston||117 – 104||Minnesota||NBA|
|21.11.16||Minnesota||93 – 99||Boston||NBA|
Boston Celtics injuries report
|Kemba Walker|| Feb 20, 2020||Out (Knee) – Walker is out for Friday’s (Feb. 21) game against Minnesota.|
|Robert Williams|| Feb 8, 2020||Out (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
|Jake Layman|| Feb 20, 2020||Out (Toe) – The Timberwolves announced that Layman will miss at least one
|Karl-Anthony Towns|| Feb 19, 2020||Out (Wrist) – Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said there is no timetable
for Towns’ return.|
Computer and Public Consensus Pick
|Boston vs Minnesota||ATS||Total|
|Score Prediction||121.4 – 111.5||232.9|
|Computer Pick||BOS (-6.5)||Over 227.5|
|Public Consensus||BOS (-6.5)||Over 227.5|
|Consensus Bet %||68%||52%|