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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
If Andrew Wiggins was not anointed as the "next LeBron" in high school would he even be in the league given his lack of shooting and meager stats outside of points per game. If he is your second best player you are not a playoff team. The Timberwolves are not contenders to win the championship at 1000/1, 0.1%. They are one of 8 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the West either at 600/1, 0.2%. The Timberwolves are averaging 27.1 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 35.5 wins. At +500 the Timberwolves are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the West.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
They were expected to win 46% of their games last season so their 36-46 met expectations. They were not good against the spread going 40-42 (-620 loss). They went over 44 times and came in under 38 times. In their next game vs the Nets they are only winning 22% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 54.9% (#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% (#24 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 0.6 per game (#18 in league).
TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.8 per game (#4 in league).
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Karl-Anthony Towns who is projected to be the #2 Center. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|31||Bates-Diop, Keita||SF||6-8||229||01/23/1996||1||Ohio State|
|33||Covington, Robert||PF||6-7||209||12/14/1990||6||Tennessee State|
|23||Culver, Jarrett||SG||6-6||195||02/20/1999||0||Texas Tech|
|20||Okogie, Josh||SG||6-4||213||09/01/1998||1||Georgia Tech|
|11||Reid, Naz||C||6-9||264||08/26/1999||0||Louisiana State|