The Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics look to build on their five-game winning streak.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.7 points and 3.7 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 21 points and 3.7 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 109.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23 points and 3.3 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 35-17 in Timberwolves last 52 overall. The over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall. The Timberwolves are 0-7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Boston and 1-8-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are attractive in the underdog role, but they’re not nearly as good on the road as they are at home. The Boston Celtics have also been winning machines over the last month or so, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 21.6 points. The Celtics are beating teams brains in these days. Don’t step in front of the Celtics until things cool off.