Timberwolves vs. Celtics Betting Odds & Predictions

by | Mar 27, 2022 | nba

Minnesota Timberwolves (43-32 SU, 41-32-2 ATS) vs. Boston Celtics (46-28 SU, 37-34-3 ATS)

When: Sunday March 27 2022, 06:00 PM (ET)

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: BSN

Point Spread: MIN +6/BOS -6 (Opened BOS -6.5 at Bovada - They offer a 50% bonus, rebates on ALL your bets, FAST payouts and the best live wagering platform on the web! A must have!)

Total: 227.5 (Opened at 227)

Money Line: Minnesota 196/Boston -243

Power Rating: BOS -6

Probable Starting Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves PG Patrick Beverley, SG D’Angelo Russell, SF Anthony Edwards, PF Jarred Vanderbilt, C Karl-Anthony Towns

Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart, SG Jaylen Brown P, SF Jayson Tatum P, PF Grant Williams, C Robert Williams

Key Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley: Ankle (OUT)
Jordan McLaughlin: Quadricep (QUESTIONABLE)
McKinley Wright IV: Elbow (OUT)
Jaden McDaniels: Ankle (OUT)

Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum: Knee (PROBABLE)
Jaylen Brown: Knee (PROBABLE)
Al Horford: Personal (OUT)

The Boston Celtics host the Minnesota Timberwolves in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 06:00 PM ET at the TD Garden.

Recent Form

The Minnesota Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 43-32, placing them 7th in the Western Conference. Throughout the season, Minnesota has struggled in their 37 road contests, sitting at 18-19. Over their last five games, the Timberwolves have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Minnesota is averaging 120.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 115.4. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. The Timberwolves have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 111.9. In the Minnesota Timberwolves’ most recent game, Minnesota took down Dallas by a score of 116-95

The Boston Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 46-28, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Boston is above .500 at home, holding a record of 25-12. The Celtics have played well over their last five games, picking up 5 wins. During this stretch, Boston is averaging 123.0 points per game, 13.0 points more than their season average of 110.4. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. The Celtics have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 102.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 103.8. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, Boston took down Utah by a score of 125-97.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Minnesota travels to take on the Boston Celtics, the Timberwolves leading scorer is Karl-Anthony Towns. Through 70 games, Towns is averaging 24 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 50.0% of his games. As Towns gets set to take on the Celtics, he could be in line for a big game as Boston is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.12% of their games. This figure places them 24th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, averaging 27 points across his 70 games. Throughout the season, Tatum has outscored his season average in 40.0% of his outings. Given that Minnesota’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Jayson Tatum should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Timberwolves have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.31% of their games, giving them a rank of 20th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Timberwolves come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.3 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Minnesota is winning at a rate of 55%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 13.0 points. On the other side, the Celtics hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 37 games as the better defensive team, picking up 25 wins (68%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics have met up for 1 game. Minnesota took game one by a score of 108-103.

How the Public is Betting the Timberwolves vs Celtics

67% are betting the Celtics against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 227.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Timberwolves are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
  • Timberwolves are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
  • Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Celtics are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves meet up in a game in which both teams need a win if they hope to move up in their respective conferences. The Celtics travel to Minnesota on a 5 game winning streak that has them just .5 a game out of first in the East. As for Minnesota, they are trying desperately to catch Denver for the 6th seed and avoid having to play their way into the playoffs. With a spread sitting 6 points in favor of Boston, I see this being a close game, with the Timberwolves covering the spread. Be sure to check out the rest of today’s NBA predictions!