Celtics vs. Timberwolves NBA Picks, Odds, & Predictions 3/15

Celtics vs. Timberwolves NBA Picks, Odds, & Predictions 3/15

The Boston Celtics will be looking to bounce back from a close loss to the Houston Rockets as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 15, 2023. KingPin.pro provides expert NBA picks and predictions for this exciting matchup. Keep reading to find out more about the latest odds, injury updates, and betting trends for the Celtics vs. Timberwolves game.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics come into this game with a record of 47-22, which puts them in second place in the Eastern Conference. They have been a strong road team this season, winning 21 of their 34 games away from home. Boston is led by their dynamic duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who are averaging 30.3 and 24.6 points per game respectively over their last 10 games. They also have a solid supporting cast in Marcus Smart and Al Horford. The Celtics rank sixth in the Eastern Conference in fast break points per game, with Brown leading the way with 4.4 per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves have been a solid team this season, with a record of 35-34 which puts them in seventh place in the Western Conference. They have been even better at home, winning 20 of their 36 games at Target Center. Minnesota is led by Anthony Edwards, who is averaging 24.9 points per game this season. He has been especially impressive over his last 10 games, averaging 27.5 points per game. The Timberwolves rank fifth in the Western Conference in fast break points per game, with Edwards leading the way with 3.6 per game.

Betting Trends:

The Celtics are the favorites in this matchup, with 67.5% chance of winning according to ESPN Analytics. The Celtics are also favored by five points in the spread consensus pick, with 90% of experts picking them to cover. The over/under for the game is set at 234 points.

Public Betting Data:

Public betting data shows that the majority of bettors are backing the Celtics to cover the spread, with 70% of bets on Boston -5.0. In terms of the money line, 69% of bets are on the Celtics to win outright.

Injuries:

The Timberwolves will be without Karl-Anthony Towns, Jaylen Nowell, and Austin Rivers for this matchup. Rudy Gobert and Naz Reid are both game-time decisions. The Celtics will be without Robert Williams III and Payton Pritchard, while Danilo Gallinari remains out with a knee injury.

Prediction:

This should be a competitive game between two playoff-bound teams. The Celtics are coming off a tough loss to the Rockets, but they have been playing well lately, winning five of their last ten games. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have been inconsistent, but they have shown flashes of potential throughout the season.

With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown leading the way, the Celtics have one of the most dynamic duos in the league. They should be able to take advantage of the Timberwolves' porous defense, which ranks 28th in the league in points allowed.

The Timberwolves will need a big game from Anthony Edwards if they want to keep up with the Celtics. Edwards has been on a tear lately, averaging 31.0 points over his last five games. If he can continue his hot streak, the Timberwolves will have a chance to pull off the upset.

Pick: Celtics -5.0

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