Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Celtics and Timberwolves. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Timberwolves at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. Get ready to place your bets! In this non-conference matchup, the Celtics are the betting favorite against the Timberwolves. The over/under for the game is 225.5 points.
BOSTON CELTICS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +4
This game will be played at Target Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, November 6th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-108 in favor of the Timberwolves.
- Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 11 threes.
Do the Celtics Have a Shot at a Win at Minneapolis?
The Celtics, currently 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Atlantic division, are looking to build on their above .500 record of 5-0 in today’s game against the Timberwolves.
Boston has a season ATS record of 2-2 up to this point, with a 1-1 record on the road and a matching 1-1 record when playing at home.
So far, the Celtics’ leading scorer is Jayson Tatum, who boasts a field goal percentage of 55%, 9.6 rebounds per game, and 30.2 points per game this season (2023-2024).
This year, the Boston offense leads the NBA with an average of 126.4 points per game. In terms of possessions, they rank 13th in the league with 100 per game. However, their performance in free throws is not as strong, as they are placed 28th in the NBA with an average of 21.4 attempts per game. These statistics are specific to the 2023-2024 season.
On defense, the Celtics rank 11th in the NBA with a record of allowing opponents to shoot 33.8% from three-point range. They also rank 11th in the NBA by allowing 20.8 free throw attempts per game. Additionally, they place 7th in the NBA with an average of 108 points allowed per game.
Will the Minnesota Defense Show Up at Home?
Today’s matchup features the Timberwolves, who are aiming to prolong their ongoing two game winning streak, while holding an overall record of 3-2. Throughout their five games, the Timberwolves have achieved a 2-0 record against Western Conference teams and a 1-2 record in non-conference matchups.
Minnesota has an overall ATS record of 3-2 this season, with a 3-0 home record and no road covers.
Minnesota’s leading scorer is Anthony Edwards, who boasts a field goal percentage of 50%, 6.2 rebounds per game, and one double double in the 2023-2024 season.
Minnesota’s offense is ranked 5th in possessions per game in the NBA, with the 3rd highest field goal percentage and ranking 21st in points per game in the league.
On defense, the Timberwolves rank 2nd in the league by allowing an average of 15 free throw attempts per game. They also rank 2nd in field goal percentage allowed at 42.8% and 1st in points allowed per game at 99.6.