Timberwolves vs. Celtics Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics, 1/2/19 Predictions & Odds

The Boston Celtics are just 5-5 both straight up and against the spread over their last 10 games but will they cover as a sizable home favorite tonight when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

517 Minnesota Timberwolves at 510 Boston Celtics

8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Celtics are 6-point favorites to beat the Timberwolves. The total, meanwhile, sits at 214.5 points and as of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Celtics to cover the point spread.

Minnesota Timberwolves Fantasy Spin

Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play on Wednesday in Boston. It'll be his third straight game out of the lineup due to the ankle issue, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Friday's game against the Magic. With both Jeff Teague (ankle) and Rose watching from the sidelines tonight, Tyus Jones will get all the run he can handle as the Wolves starting point guard, and he'll make for a quality DFS target.

Boston Celtics Fantasy Spin

Kyrie Irving (right eye) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Timberwolves. With Irving unavailable for tonight's game, Terry Rozier figures to earn the start, and he'll be a popular DFS play tonight. Marcus Smart should also see more minutes, and there will be more shots to go around for the rest of the starters in Boston. The Celtics play again on Friday against the Mavericks, and for now, we'll be considering Irving questionable for that one.

NBA Betting Trends


The Timberwolves are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.


The Celtics are 25-8 against the spread in their last 33 home games.


The favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the home team has covered in 10 of the last 13 meetings. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are winless at 0-5 against the spread in their last five games versus the Celtics and are 0-6 at the betting window in their last six trips to Boston.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Boston Celtics -6


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