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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
With all the moves being made in the West the Timberwolves are only projected to win 22 games and are the worst team in the West… even below Phoenix. They are not playoff contenders based on our latest simulations.
REGULAR SEASON RECAP
Their 36 regular season wins did not meet expectations. It was -2 below what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went worse than expected. They came up short on the road. They were OK at home. Their 61% home win percentage was better than expected (53.6%). They won 26.8% on the road which was much worse than expected (39.2%).
STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 55.1% (#22 in League). Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (112.5) than expected (111.9). On the road they average 110.3 (110.3 expected), and at home 114.6 ppg (113.5 expected).
DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 57.1 true FG% (#25 in League). They allow 114 pts per game vs an expected value of 113.1. They are allowing 116.2 (113.8 expected) on the road, and at home 111.8 ppg (112.3 expected).
REBOUNDING (BELOW AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounded by opponents by 0.8 per game (#19 in league).
TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.7 per game (#4 in league).
TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG
Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Timberwolves in all of their games would be down -1724 units. Against the spread, they have lost -620 units risking 110 to win 100 (40-42 ATS). The Timberwolves have lost ATS on the road, but at home they have turned a profit.
|31||Bates-Diop, Keita||SF||6-9||229||01/23/1996||1||Ohio State|
|33||Covington, Robert||SF||6-9||225||12/14/1990||6||Tennessee State|
|---||Culver, Jarrett||G||6-7||195||02/20/1999||0||Texas Tech|
|---||Graham, Treveon||SG||6-5||225||10/28/1993||3||Virginia Commonwealth|
|20||Okogie, Josh||SG||6-4||212||09/01/1998||1||Georgia Tech|