Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Wednesday January 28, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST.
The (16-27) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division make the trip from the Salt Lake City where they played Monday to the Twin Cities. Boston will play the (7-37) Minnesota Timberwolves of the Western Conference Northwest Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. This Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Celtics are one of the up and coming teams in the league. It’s the same old story with the Minnesota Timberwolves, injuries and free agency. The betting line has Minnesota as a four-point home underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 202′ for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2015 Boston Celtics are finishing up a six-game road trip that was fairly successful. The Celtics beat Utah in Salt Lake City on January 26th, 99-90. Boston is in third place in the Atlantic twelve game out of first place. Head Coach Brad Stevens has the team playing well as the second half of the season begins. Boston averages about 102 points per game that is ninth in the NBA. The Defense gives up a nearly 104 points per contest. Boston is 5-0 Against The Number their last five on the road. The Celtics are only 1-4 Against The Spread their last five in Minneapolis. The Boston Celtics are 7-3 their last ten Free NBA ATS Predictions going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six. Forward Jared Sullinger leads the team in scoring and rebounding since the departure of Jeff Green. Tayshaun Prince, who came to Boston for Green, led the team in scoring at Utah with nineteen points. The key to a Boston win is to play with a purpose. Boston can;t rest on their laurels with their recent success, the must continue to work hard.
The 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves are on a five-game losing streak, their latest a 92-84 home loss to Minnesota on January 26th. Timberwolves Point Guard Ricky Rubio is out with an ankle injury, and it’s the story of his young career. Three other Timberwolves players are questionable for Wednesday’s game including Mo Williams, who brings much-needed experience to the team. Guard Robbie Hummel and Shabazz Muhammad are on the shelf until Mid February with various injuries. Minnesota is 1-8 Against The Point Spread their last nine at home against a team with a losing road record. The betting odds under the total is 6-1 the last seven between the teams in the Twin Cities. The betting odds total is also 5-2-1 the last eight over when the team met. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-5 ATS their last ten, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six. The key to a Minnesota win is to play with enthusiasm in front of their home crowd. Head Coach Flip Saunders must keep this team engaged.
Free Pick: Minnesota+4.