The Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves will square off Friday night from the TD Garden in Boston. The Boston Celtics have the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 31-10 mark. Boston has won 17 out of 22 games at home this season, and overall they have won 4 straight games. The Celtics are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-15 on the season, but are coming off a loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. The Timberwolves still hold the 4th seed in the Western Conference, and are just 2 games behind the San Antonio Spurs. Minnesota is 11-9 away from home. The Boston Celtics are -5.5 over the Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA action on Friday night.
Celtics Looking for 5 Straight
The Boston Celtics picked up a monster win over Cleveland, which extended their winning streak. The Celtics are in first place in the Atlantic Division, 2.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors. Boston the top defensive teams in all of the National Basketball Association, as they are allowing teams to score just 98.2 per game.
Point guard Kyrie Irving is scoring 24.4 points per game, and dishing out 5 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is having a monster season for the Celtics with nearly 15 points and 6 rebounds per game, while rookie Jayson Tatum is third on the team with 14.1 points per game.
Timberwolves Looking for Large Road Win
The Minnesota Timberwolves could be without both Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones in this game. Teague is out several weeks, and Jones was hurt in the loss to the Nets. The Timberwolves won back to back games at the Pacers and over the Lakers, but then took the loss in Brooklyn. The Timberwolves are leading the Northwest Division by 2.5 games over the Thunder.
Jimmy Butler is the top scorer for the Timberwolves. The shooting guard is scoring nearly 22 points per game, and grabbing 5 rebounds per game. The big man out of Kentucky – Karl Anthony Towns is adding 20.1 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as well. Andrew Wiggins is third on the team with 17.7 points per game for Minnesota.
Celtics Roll to Win
The Boston Celtics have shown they are one of the most talented teams in the National Basketball Association. The Celtics have the offense that can score, and they are a great defensive team. This game matches up two of the better head coaches in the league as well. Brad Stevens has done great work with the Celtics, and Tom Thibeadeau continues to move Minnesota up the Western Conference standings. I
n the end – the home team is going to take care of the job in this game. The Celtics are too good and too fundamental for the Timberwolves. Bet on the Boston Celtics -5.5 over the Minnesota Timberwolves in a National Basketball Association showdown on Friday.