The Boston Celtics (5-0) are favored (-3) to continue a five-game win streak when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-2) at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, November 6, 2023 at Target Center. The game airs on NBCS. The matchup has an over/under of 222.
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Celtics and Timberwolves Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When they have played as at least 3-point favorites this season, the Celtics are 2-1-2 against the spread.
The Celtics and the Timberwolves combine to average 13.6 more points per game than the total of 222 set for this matchup.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 14.4 fewer points per game (207.6) than this matchup’s total of 222 points.
The average total in Celtics games this year is 12.4 more points than the over/under of 222 in this game.
The average point total for Minnesota this year is 13.2 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
Boston is 2-1-2 against the spread this season.
The Timberwolves have a 3-2-0 record against the spread this season.
Celtics Stats & Insights
The Celtics’ +92 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 18.4 points per game) is a result of scoring 126.4 points per game (first in the NBA) while allowing 108.0 per contest (seventh in the league).
The Celtics win the rebound battle by 10.8 boards on average. They collect 51.8 rebounds per game, which ranks first in the league, while their opponents pull down 41.0 per contest.
Boston hits 16.4 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league), 3.0 more than its opponents (13.4). It is shooting 38.9% from beyond the arc (seventh-best in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 33.7%.
The Celtics rank first in the league by averaging 126.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are seventh in the NBA, allowing 108.0 points per 100 possessions.
Timberwolves Stats & Insights
The Timberwolves put up 109.2 points per game (21st in league) while giving up 99.6 per contest (first in NBA). They have a +48 scoring differential and outscore opponents by 9.6 points per game.
Minnesota comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 6.0 boards. It collects 47.4 rebounds per game (third in league) compared to its opponents’ 41.4.
The Timberwolves make 10.6 three-pointers per game (25th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 11.6. They shoot 37.1% from deep, and their opponents shoot 32.4%.
The Timberwolves score 112.3 points per 100 possessions (14th in league), while conceding 102.4 points per 100 possessions (first in NBA).
Celtics Key Players to Watch
The Celtics get 29.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists from Jayson Tatum.
Derrick White puts up 15.0 points per game and adds 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Celtics.
Jaylen Brown leads active Celtics in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 3.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Brown averages 2.0 takeaways per game, while Jrue Holiday collects 2.0 rejections per contest.
Timberwolves Key Players to Watch
Anthony Edwards’ performance this season has resulted in strong scoring and assists numbers, with 25.3 points per game and 5.0 assists per game to go with 7.0 rebounds per contest.
Rudy Gobert has per-game averages of 14.3 points, 1.0 assist and 13.3 rebounds this season.
Edwards averages 4.0 made threes per game.
The Timberwolves’ defensive effort gets a lift from Kyle Anderson’s 2.0 steals and Gobert’s 2.0 blocks per game.
Celtics vs. Timberwolves Prediction
Celtics 112 – Timberwolves 111
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