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(28-38) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics (42-25)
Date: Wednesday March 15
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -6
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
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The Timberwolves have won 3 of their last 4 games and their three wins have come against the solid teams of the Wizards, Warriors, and Clippers. With their solid play as of late Minnesota is only 3.5 games out of the 8th playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Celtics have won 2 of their last three games and they are in2nd place in the East only 2 games back of the Cavaliers.
In their last games the Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 100-80 and the T-Wolves beat the Washington Wizards 119-104.
The Timberwolves rank tied for 16th in the league in points per game and 12th in points allowed.
In Minnesota’s win over the Wizards in their last game they shot a solid FG% of 52.3% and they played great D holding Washington to 42.9% shooting.
One of the main reasons the T-Wolves beat the Wizards was their hot start outscoring them by 18 points in the first quarter.
In the Washington game Karl-Anthony Towns had 39 points, Ricky Rubio went 22 points and had19 assists.
Towns and Andrew Wiggins are both averaging over 22 ppg and the other players have stepped up with the season ending injury to 3rd leading scorer Zach LaVine (18.9 ppg).
The T-Wolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games facing the Celtics in Boston.
This season the T-Wolves are only 10-20 on the road.
The Celtics rank 9th in the league in points per game and 14th in points allowed.
The Celtics handed the Bulls their 5th straight loss where they held them to only 37.9% shooting and they outscored them in the first period 22-8.
Not only did the Celtics play pretty good D in the Chicago win, but also shot the rock well with a FG% of 46.5% and they shot 43.2% from behind the 3-pt arc.
Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points in the game, which was balanced for Boston with 3 starters and 3 reserves going for double figures.
Thomas is in the MVP race with his play in the last couple of months and is averaging 29.2 ppg. The Celtics have a loaded backcourt and if the T-Wolves don’t play solid perimeter D they will lose.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MINN is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- MINN is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- MINN is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- BOS is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- BOS is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- BOS is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Celtics are 22-9 at home this season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: T-Wolves ATS.
The T-Wolves are playing with a lot of confidence in their last few games and while they may not win in Boston in this game they will keep it close and cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 106 Minnesota 104
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