Minnesota Timberwolves vs Boston Celtics in NBA odds tilt
Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves host Boston on Monday, looking to build on their 26-46 mark against the 38-35 Celtics in NBA action at Target Center.
Minnesota will face the 38-35 Celtics, who own a 34-36-3 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 34-37-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 36-36-1 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 21 (Timberwolves) and the No. 17 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-94 result in favor of the Celtics is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense (95.2 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 9 at 96.3 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).
Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.8 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Boston lost its last outing, a 108-89 result against the Knicks on March 31. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Boston got 27 points from Jeff Green en route to a 108-89 loss against New York on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 99-86 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Ricky Rubio in a losing cause in a 99-86 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Target Center.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing New York are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Celtics at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games at home
Boston home to Detroit, Wednesday, April 3
Minnesota at Milwaukee, Wednesday, April 3