Celtics vs Timberwolves Prediction - NBA Picks 3/15/23
Minnesota Timberwolves (35-34) vs Boston Celtics (47-22)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +5 -- Over/Under: 233 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.4 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.3 points and 3.4 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.4 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden McDaniels is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 9-4 in Celtics last 13 overall. The under is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 overall. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves should be up for this game, and they have some games where they played to the crowd and got big wins. However, the Timberwolves are dealing with a lot of injuries, and it's not easy to hang with the Celtics without a full roster. The Boston Celtics have been one of the more consistent teams all year, and they win as favorites by an average of 5.5 points. Reasonable chalk. Give me the Celtics on the road.