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Celtics visit Timberwolves in NBA clash

Boston CelticsMinnesota Timberwolves
March 30, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

28-22TEAM RECORD25-27

The Timberwolves hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Celtics pay a visit to Target Center in NBA betting action.

The Timberwolves sport records of 25-27 and 28-23-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Celtics sit at 28-22 and 24-26 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-25-1 for the Timberwolves and 23-27 for the Celtics.

View Boston vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Timberwolves and the No. 19-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-95 win for the Celtics on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 3-rated squad against Boston's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 9 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.7 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 94-82 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 176 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Celtics got a 23-point performance from Kevin Garnett, who added 10 rebounds as Boston ran past Utah 94-82 on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Minnesota was an 88-83 winner in its last match on the road against the Bobcats. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 171 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Love went off for 40 points and added 19 rebounds leading Minnesota to an 88-83 win over Charlotte on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 1-9
After playing Charlotte are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Celtics at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Miami, Sunday, April 1
Minnesota at Portland, Sunday, April 1

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