Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Boston Celtics 3/15/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Boston Celtics 3/15/23
Wed 15th March 2023

The Boston Celtics (47-22, 21-13 Away), one of the league’s top scoring teams, travel to face the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-34, 20-16 Home) on Wednesday. Boston was edged out by the Houston Rockets 111-109 at Toyota Center on Monday. Jaylen Brown was the standout player in the losing effort with 43 points.

The Celtics are the second seed in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. Minnesota won in dominant fashion on Monday at State Farm Arena, beating the Atlanta Hawks 136-115.

Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring with 32 points. With 14 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds, Kyle Anderson also impressed. The Timberwolves are the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Boston will be aiming for a season sweep against Minnesota after triumphing in the only previous game 121-109 at TD Garden in December 2022. Brown led the Celtics with 36 points and seven rebounds. Edwards had 30 points in the losing effort.

Jayson Tatum and Brown, averaging 30.3 and 26.6 points per game, respectively, have led the Celts in scoring this season. Tatum is sixth in the league in scoring. Tatum also has grabbed 8.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Marcus Smart is dishing 6.5 assists per game.

Edwards has been the primary provider for the T’Wolves on offense, averaging 24.9 points per game. Rudy Gobert is averaging 11.5 rebounds per game, fourth-most in the NBA, and D’Angelo Russell is doling out 6.2 assists.With 117.7 points per game, the Celtics are one of the most explosive offenses in the league (4th).

The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Target Center (5-5). Minnesota has dropped four in a row at home this season. Boston is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.9 (116.9-116.0). Minnesota has also split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 115.8 points per game on average while scoring only 115.6 (-0.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mike Muscala: 5.7 | 10.0 | -4.3
Assists per game:
Marcus Smart: 3.6 | 6.5 | -2.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Anderson: 26.4 | 18.5 | +7.9
Points per game:
Mike Conley: 15.2 | 10.9 | +4.3
Rebounds per game:
Kyle Anderson: 6.4 | 5.1 | +1.3
Assists per game:
Mike Conley: 4.4 | 7.2 | -2.8

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Boston Celtics (-210)

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