Monday, November 21, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, November 21, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 4-8. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of 1.7.
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Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26.2 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 25.7 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Boston averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13 per game. The Celtics allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Minnesota averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-10-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/20/16 G Brandon Rush Toe "?" Monday vs. Boston
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +2
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