Celtics vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 9, 2021

Written By Staff on April 9, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (13-39) are underdogs () to end a five-game road losing streak when they visit the Boston Celtics (26-26) on Friday, April 9 at 7:30 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 9, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 9

Evan Fournier: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Jaylen Nowell: Day To Day (Leg),
Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring),
Josh Okogie: Day To Day (Personal)

Celtics and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Boston’s record against the spread is 24-28 this season.
  • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Celtics are 4-2 against the spread this season.
  • Boston and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 48.1% of its games this season (25/52).
  • Minnesota has a 21-29-2 record ATS this season.
  • Half of Minnesota’s 52 games this season have gone over the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • Boston and its opponents have gone over Friday’s 229 total in 20 out of 52 games (38.5%) this season.
  • In Minnesota’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in 25 out of 52 matchups (48.1%).
  • On average, the over/under in Celtics games is 6.8 points fewer than the over/under of 229 points in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is two points more than the average over/under in Timberwolves’ games this season (227 points).
  • The average implied total for the Celtics this season is 113.4 points, 5.6 fewer points than their implied total of 119 points in Friday’s game.
  • So far this season, Boston has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (119) 15 times.
  • The 117.3-point average implied total on the season for the Timberwolves is 7.3 more points than the team’s 110-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Minnesota has scored more than 110 points 24 times this season.
  • The Celtics are the league’s 18th-highest scoring team (111.9 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 28th-fewest points per game (117.2) in NBA action.
  • The Celtics have scored a total of 81 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 1.6 per game), while the Timberwolves have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 387 total points, -7.4 per game).

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Jayson Tatum, who averages 25.1 points per game.
  • Tatum’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 38.5, 2.2 greater than his season average of 36.3.
  • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson’s 8.4 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart’s 5.5 assists per game .
  • Smart’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 1.0 higher than his season average of 21.5.
  • Kemba Walker connects on 2.8 threes per game to lead the Celtics.
  • Walker’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots higher than his season average of 2.8.
  • Boston’s steals leader is Smart, who collects 1.5 per game. Robert Williams III leads the team averaging 1.8 blocks a contest.
  • Smart’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns holds the top Timberwolves spot in two categories: scoring (24.8 points per game) and rebounding (11.1 rebounds per game).
  • Towns’ points prop over/under for the contest is set at 27.5, 2.7 points greater than his season average of 24.8.
  • Ricky Rubio puts in work dishing out assists and is Minnesota’s assist leader with 6.8 per game.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 15.5, 3.0 less than his season average of 18.5.
  • Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, averaging 3.5 treys per game.
  • Beasley’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Rubio is at the top of Minnesota’s steals hierarchy with 1.4 steals per game and Towns leads the squad in blocks with 1.5 per game.
  • Rubio’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.


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