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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Timberwolves -3.5 -110 -110 229.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Timberwolves Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/13/2021 Nuggets 114-103 DEN No Home +7.5 233.5 350 -450 Regular Season No Under
5/11/2021 Pistons 119-100 MIN Yes Away -14.5 214.5 -1600 900 Regular Season Yes Over
5/9/2021 Magic 128-96 MIN Yes Away -27.5 231.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
5/7/2021 Heat 121-112 MIA No Away +9.5 225.5 525 -750 Regular Season Yes Over
5/5/2021 Grizzlies 139-135 MEM No Home +9.5 258.5 475 -650 Regular Season Yes Over
Timberwolves Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 7-3 5-5-0 231 117.9 113.1 +2.5 35.3%

Timberwolves Injuries


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

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/12/2021 Cavaliers 102-94 CLE Yes Away -3.5 192.5 -185 150 Regular Season No Over
5/11/2021 Heat 129-121 MIA Yes Home -7.5 256.5 Regular Season No Under
5/9/2021 Heat 130-124 MIA No Home +8.5 240.5 1350 -5000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/7/2021 Bulls 121-99 CHI No Away +13.5 222.5 1500 -5000 Regular Season No Under
5/5/2021 Magic 132-96 BOS Yes Away -25.5 217.5 -10000 2200 Regular Season Yes Over
Celtics Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 4-6 7-3-0 237.3 117.1 120.2 -0.4 43.5%

Celtics Injuries


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)