Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 11-16 and a road record of 7-6. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 7-7. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103 points per game and surrendering 99.5, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.4 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Minnesota averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Boston averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 22nd with 15.5 per game. The Celtics allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Celtics force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 14-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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