Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics Basketball Handicap BettingPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
NBA betting players looking to cash in on some lofty sportsbook lines can take to Friday’s lineup to find some appealing lines. This Friday evening, basketball handicap betting players will have 10 different matchups to choose from, each offering a slightly different matchup. There’s plenty of intriguing matchups to select, but there’s no question that the Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves contest deserves some special attention. What will the 2 team teaser odds predict for this Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics Friday night pairing?
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics – Friday, January 5th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Celtics
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
Basketball Handicap Betting Lines:
Minnesota Timberwolves +4 (-110) 206 (-110) +150
Boston Celtics -4 (-110) 206 (-110) -170
The Timberwolves leap into this matchup sporting a 24-15 record that ranks them 1st in the Northwest Division. Additionally, the Timberwolves find themselves in the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference. At the present time, Minnesota is several games behind the conference leading Golden State Warriors, but it doesn’t matter that much considering how high the Timberwolves are ranking at the moment. It’s been 14 years since the Timberwolves have made the playoff cut. But it’s starting to look like that fabled streak will be coming to a close this season. Nevertheless, Minnesota is 2-2 in their last 4 sportsbook games and will need to play better to secure their spot in the postseason. All in all, how well do the Timberwolves match up against the dominant Celtics?
Surpassingly, Minnesota matches up pretty well. The Timberwolves are actually scoring more points per game, since they’re putting up 108.4 to Boston’s 103.4. However, there’s no question that the Celtics have the better defensive unit; Minnesota allots a whopping 105.7 while Boston allows a crisp 98.2. While the Wolves have the offensive advantage, the staggering differences in both teams’ defenses pegs the Celtics as the clear-cut favorites. Additionally, the best player on the court will be on Boston’s side, so there’s that.
The Celtics enter this Friday night pairing flashing a brilliant 31-10 record that pegs them as one of the winningest teams in the NBA. Additionally, that eye-raising record pegs Boston as the best team in the Atlantic and the best team in the Eastern Conference as well. At the moment, Boston has a slight lead in the East, but one that Boston hasn’t let up on much this year. Overall, Boston is loving the new look from the Celtics since Kyrie Irving has emerged as the face of the franchise. Not too many people are picking them over the Cavs to win the Eat this season, but that might change as we dive deeper into the basketball betting season. So what kind of bets should US sportsbook players place on this Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics matchup?
The best basketball handicap betting players should either take Boston straight up or on the spread. The Celts have a sizable advantage on the stats sheet, and they also have a bit of momentum. On the other hand, Boston does have a 25-14-2 ATS record this season.