Celtics vs Timberwolves Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (47-22) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-34) at Target Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The Timberwolves are 5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 233.5 points.

How to bet Celtics vs. Timberwolves

Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -207 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +172 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 233.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Celtics vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

The Celtics are 35-31-3 against the spread this year. Boston has been victorious in 45, or 70.3%, of the 64 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 36 out of 69 opportunities (52.2%).

The Timberwolves have 32 wins against the spread in 69 games this year. Minnesota has been the underdog on the moneyline 35 total times this season. Minnesota has gone 18-17 in those games. Timberwolves games this season have gone over the point total 44.9% of the time (31 out of 69 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 64 30.3 8.9 4.8 1 0.8 3.3
Jaylen Brown 57 26.6 6.9 3.4 1.2 0.5 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 58 14.7 4.2 3.6 0.6 0.3 2
Derrick White 69 12.1 3.4 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.7
Marcus Smart 52 11.3 3.3 6.5 1.5 0.4 1.8

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 69 24.9 5.9 4.4 1.7 0.7 2.7
Rudy Gobert 57 13.7 11.5 1 0.9 1.4 0
Jaden McDaniels 66 11.7 3.8 2 0.9 1 1.3
Mike Conley 54 10.9 2.6 7.2 1.1 0.2 1.8
Kyle Anderson 55 9.2 5.2 4.5 1.2 0.9 0.6
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Celtics vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Austin Rivers: Out (Back), Jaylen Nowell: Out (Knee), Naz Reid: Out (Calf)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has a top-five offense this season, ranking fourth-best in the league with 117.7 points per game. On defense, it ranks eighth with 112.3 points allowed per contest. In home games, the Celtics are putting up six more points per game (120.7) than they are in road games (114.7). The Celtics’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, putting up 116.9 points a contest compared to the 117.7 they’ve averaged this season.

Boston is playing well when it comes to three-point shooting, as it ranks second-best in the league in threes (15.9 per game) and fifth-best in shooting percentage from beyond the arc (37.7%). The Celtics have taken 52.4% two-pointers and 47.6% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s buckets, 62.2% are two-pointers and 37.8% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota scores 115.7 points per game and give up 115.7, making them 10th in the NBA offensively and 18th on defense. The Timberwolves average 116.6 points per game at home, and 114.8 on the road. Over their past 10 games, the Timberwolves are scoring 115.6 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.7.

With 12 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.9% from downtown, Minnesota is 16th and 16th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Timberwolves take 61.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72% of the Timberwolves’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 28% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Celtics, and we project that Timberwolves will cover the spread (Celtics -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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