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Celtics vs. Timberwolves odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 27 prediction from proven computer model

The Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. ET Monday at Target Center. The Timberwolves are 15-17 overall and 9-9 at home, while Boston is 16-17 overall and 7-11 on the road. The Celtics swept the two-game season series between these teams last year.

Boston is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Timberwolves vs. Celtics odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 214. Before entering any Celtics vs. Timberwolves picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Timberwolves vs. Celtics. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Celtics vs. Timberwolves:

  • Timberwolves vs. Celtics spread: Timberwolves +5.5
  • Timberwolves vs. Celtics over-under: 214 points

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What you need to know about the Timberwolves

This past Thursday, Minnesota lost to the Utah Jazz on the road by a decisive 128-116 margin. The losing side was boosted by shooting guard Malik Beasley, who shot 7-for-16 from beyond the arc and finished with 33 points and six boards. But Minnesota’s problems were on the defensive end as it allowed 53.3 percent shooting from the field and 41 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

The Wolves will be down seven players due to health and safety protocols including its three leading scorers in Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards. Additionally, Patrick Beverley and Josh Okogie are both questionable due to return to competition reconditioning. Beasley, at 12.3 points per game, is the only Wolves player not on the injury report that is averaging more than 7.0 PPG this season.

What you need to know about the Celtics

Meanwhile, the Celtics were close but no cigar this past Saturday as they fell 117-113 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston was up 62-47 at the end of the half but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Despite the loss, it had strong showings from small forward Jayson Tatum, who had 25 points along with nine rebounds, and shooting guard Jaylen Brown, who had 25 points.

Boston also has seven players out due to protocols including Dennis Schroder and Josh Richardson. But unlike Minnesota, the Celtics’ best players in Tatum and Brown are available. Tatum, at 25.6 PPG and Brown, at 22.6 PPG, are just one of four sets of teammates each averaging at least 22 points per contest. Boston will also welcome back Al Horford, who missed the last two weeks due to protocols but isn’t listed on Monday’s injury report.

How to make Celtics vs. Timberwolves picks

The model has simulated Timberwolves vs. Celtics 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Celtics vs. Timberwolves? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.


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