Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 15, 2021

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The Boston Celtics (35-35) are underdogs (+3.5) as they attempt to end a four-game losing streak when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (22-48) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Target Center. The matchup airs on BSN. The point total in the matchup is 229.5.

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Timberwolves vs Celtics Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Timberwolves-3.5-110-110229.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Minnesota and its opponents have gone over Saturday's 229.5 total in 35 out of 70 games (50%) this year.
  • In 41.4% of Boston's games this season (29 of 70), the total points scored was higher than Saturday's 229.5-point over/under.
  • The over/under for the game of 229.5 is 4.9 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Timberwolves (111.8 points per game) and the Celtics (112.8 points per game).
  • The 228.9 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 0.6 fewer than the 229.5 total in this contest.
  • The Timberwolves have seen a 229.4 average over/under in their games this season, 0.1 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 5.3 points more than the average over/under in Celtics' games this season (224.2 points).

Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has failed to beat the spread more often than not this year, going 33-34.
  • The Timberwolves have fared well as a 3.5-point favorite, going 7-5 against the spread when favored by at least 3.5 points.
  • Minnesota has covered the over/under less than half of the time, in 32 of 67 games (47.8%).

Timberwolves Key Players

  • The Timberwolves points and rebounds leader is Karl-Anthony Towns. He contributes 24.8 points per game and pulls down 10.5 rebounds.
  • Ricky Rubio paces the team with 6.4 assists per game.
  • Malik Beasley is the top three-point shooter for the Timberwolves, knocking down 3.5 per game.
  • Minnesota's blocks leader is Towns, who collects 1.2 per game. Rubio leads the team averaging 1.5 steals a contest.

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Timberwolves Last 10 Games

Timberwolves Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTimberwolves MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/13/2021Nuggets114-103 DENNoHome+7.5233.5350-450Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Pistons119-100 MINYesAway-14.5214.5-1600900Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Magic128-96 MINYesAway-27.5231.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Heat121-112 MIANoAway+9.5225.5525-750Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/2021Grizzlies139-135 MEMNoHome+9.5258.5475-650Regular SeasonYesOver
Timberwolves Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-47-35-5-0231117.9113.1+2.535.3%

Timberwolves Injuries

Timberwolves:Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle),Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 32-35 ATS.
  • The Celtics have fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 13-11 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • Boston has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 56.7% of matchups this season (38 out of 67 opportunities).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum is the top scorer for the Celtics with 26.4 points per game. He also tacks on 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Tristan Thompson has a stat line of 8.1 rebounds, 7.6 points and 1.2 assists per game for Boston to take the top rebound spot on the team. Marcus Smart has the top spot for assists with 5.7 per game, adding 13.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
  • Kemba Walker is the top shooter from deep for the Celtics, hitting 3.0 threes per game.
  • Boston's leader in steals is Smart (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Robert Williams III (1.8 per game).

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Celtics Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCeltics MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/12/2021Cavaliers102-94 CLEYesAway-3.5192.5-185150Regular SeasonNoOver
5/11/2021Heat129-121 MIAYesHome-7.5256.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Heat130-124 MIANoHome+8.5240.51350-5000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/7/2021Bulls121-99 CHINoAway+13.5222.51500-5000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/5/2021Magic132-96 BOSYesAway-25.5217.5-100002200Regular SeasonYesOver
Celtics Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-74-67-3-0237.3117.1120.2-0.443.5%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics:Kemba Walker: Out (Neck),Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),Tristan Thompson: Out (Pectoral),Jayson Tatum: Day To Day (Ankle),Marcus Smart: Out (Calf),Robert Williams III: Out (Foot),Evan Fournier: Day To Day (Knee)

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