5* NBA HARDWOOD ATS BLOCKBUSTER TOP PLAY
Minnesota vs. Boston,
12/05/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 94 - 104
Point Spread: -5½/-110 Boston
5* NBA HARDWOOD ATS BLOCKBUSTER TOP PLAY: Celtics -5.5
The Celtics are showing some solid value tonight against Minnesota. Boston will be getting back starting point guard Rajon Rondo from a two-game suspension and the entire team will be well-rested playing for the first time in four days. The Celtics should be extremely motivated to get back on track with Rondo in the lineup, as they lost 88-91 at Milwaukee last Saturday for their second defeat in three games.
Minnesota is coming off an impressive 105-88 win at Philadelphia last night, but they could find it hard to match the intensity Boston will bring to the table in this one. The Timberwolves are 1-3 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season and are 0-2 when playing the second game of a back-to-back road set. This will be Minnesota's 7th game in the last 13 days and their 6th during that stretch away from home.
Boston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and are 12-5-1 ATS over their last 18 home games vs a team with a losing road record. BET THE CELTICS!