Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics odds, picks and predictions


The Minnesota Timberwolves (43-32) stop by TD Garden Sunday to play the Boston Celtics (46-28) at 6 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Timberwolves vs. Celtics odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Minnesota is 4-2 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) over the past two weeks with the latest game being a 116-95 beatdown of the Dallas Mavericks Friday as a 4.5-point home favorite.

Boston is on a five-game win streak (4-1 ATS), which includes a sweep of its four-game Western Conference road swing and a 125-97 whooping of the Utah Jazz at home Wednesday.

The T-Wolves snapped a nine-game losing skid to the Celtics Dec. 27 with a 108-103 win in Minnesota as 5-point home underdogs. Boston is 8-1-1 ATS versus the T-Wolves over their last 10 meetings.

Timberwolves at Celtics odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:48 p.m. ET.

  • Money line (ML): Timberwolves +200 (bet $100 to win $200) | Celtics -250 (bet $250 to win $100)
  • Against the spread: Timberwolves +6.5 (-120) | Celtics -6.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

Timberwolves at Celtics key injuries


  • SG Malik Beasley (ankle) out
  • PF Jaden McDaniels (ankle) out


  • SG Jaylen Brown (knee) probable
  • Al Horford (personal) out
  • SF Jayson Tatum (knee) probable

Timberwolves at Celtics odds, lines, picks and predictions


Celtics 119, Timberwolves 111

Money line


Boston should cruise past Minnesota but the Celtics (-250) are out of my price range for an NBA regular-season ML favorite. According to CleaningTheGlass.com (CTG), Boston has the league’s best adjusted net rating versus teams with a top-10 net efficiency (plus-6.4).

However, I’d rather bet Boston’s spread than lay it with the money line.


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Author: Lucy Green