Minnesota Timberwolves vs Boston Celtics NBA Pick – March 27

The NBA is set up with another solid slate of basketball on Sunday. Seven games are up on the board throughout March 27. One of these games will be between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 6:00 PM Eastern time.

Minnesota has earned a record of 43-32 throughout this season, which has them sitting in seventh place of the Western Conference. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their last game and have won five of their last seven. Minnesota is half a game back on the sixth seeded Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves will look for a fast start on the road in this one.

The Celtics have put up a record of 46-28 so far this season, which has them in fourth place of the Eastern Conference. Boston has won five games in a row and ten of their last eleven. The Celtics are half a game back on the second spot and one game back on the top seed. Boston will look to move up in a tight race with a win at home.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Timberwolves have been surging in the last couple of months and will look to get out of a play-in spot. Boston will look to keep their own winning streak going though. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Minnesota Timberwolves +6 ½ (-110) Over 227 ½ (-110)
Boston Celtics -6 ½ (-110) Under 227 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Minnesota Timberwolves Boston Celtics
Overall Record 43-32 46-28
Away/ Home Record 18-19 25-12
PPG 115.4 110.4
PPG Away/ Home 118.0 109.1
PAPG 111.9 103.8
PAPG Away/ Home 116.9 103.0

Betting Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • 44-31 ATS this season
  • 18-18 ATS as an underdog
  • 21-16 ATS in road games
  • 11-2 ATS in March
  • 9-0 ATS on Sunday
  • 4-4 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 13-13 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 9-5 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 18-9 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 23-15 ATS against team with a winning record

Boston Celtics

  • 38-33 ATS this season
  • 27-25 ATS as a favorite
  • 17-18 ATS in home games
  • 7-3 ATS in March
  • 6-3 ATS on Sunday
  • 3-0 ATS when playing on three or more days rest
  • 4-4 ATS against Northwest division
  • 16-10 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 16-10 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 17-10 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 11-16 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 6-7 ATS after three or more straight wins
  • 19-12 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up once on the season in Minnesota on December 27. Jaylen Brown put up 26 points and 10 rebounds, but it was not enough for the Celtics. Jaylen Nowell dropped 29 points off the bench, while Nathan Knight added 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Timberwolves were able to earn a 108-103 win at home in this one.

Field Goal Shooting

The Timberwolves have struggled a bit shooting the ball on the season. Minnesota has made 45.5 percent of their shots from the field, which is 22nd in the league. The Timberwolves have shot 35.5 percent from deep, which is 13th in the NBA. Minnesota has drained 77.8 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 15th in the league.

Boston has been solid shooting the ball so far this season. The Celtics have been shooting 46.1 percent from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. Boston has made 35.1 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 17th in the league. The Celtics have sunk 81.7 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 2nd in the NBA.

These two teams have been solid shooting the ball, but the Celtics have been better on defense. Boston has held their opponents to a 43.1 percent from the field, which is 1st in the league. Minnesota has allowed opposing teams to shoot 45.3 percent from the field, which is 12th in the NBA. Both teams will look for their defenses to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Karl-Anthony Towns has been the leader for Minnesota on the season. Towns is averaging 24.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Anthony Edwards has averaged 20.9 points per game. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18.3 points and 7.1 assists per game. Malik Beasley has averaged 12.1 points per game to round out this lineup.

Jayson Tatum has been strong for the Celtics so far this season. Tatum has averaged 27 points and 8.1 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.2 points and 6 rebounds per game. Marcus Smart has averaged 12 points and 5.8 assists, while Al Horford has averaged 10 points and 7.5 rebounds. Derrick White rounds out the lineup, averaging 10 points per game since joining Boston.

These two teams have been led by their leaders throughout this season. Tatum and Brown have been really strong for the Celtics, but will need to shut down the Timberwolves big man. The Timberwolves will look to control the play in the paint. If either team can set the pace early in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Timberwolves have picked up their play and will look to keep it going on the road. Boston has also been red hot entering this matchup. Minnesota has an edge inside the arc and if they can control the pace, I think the can keep this one close.

BetOnline has the Celtics listed as a -6 ½ against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to Boston at home in this one. I think that this line should be a bit closer to even with both teams playing strong as of late. Minnesota was able to win the first game with Towns, Edwards and Russell all missing the game. If the Timberwolves come out quickly, I like their chances to at least cover the spread.

The Bet
Minnesota Timberwolves +6.5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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