Minnesota
Timberwolves
Stadium Target Center
19-45 Overall | WESTERN 14th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Northwest Division113.3117.5
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  3/1
vs
Dallas
L91-111
Tue  3/3
@
New Orleans
W139-134
Wed  3/4
vs
Chicago
W115-108
Fri  3/6
vs
Orlando
L118-132
Sun  3/8
vs
New Orleans
L107-120
Tue  3/10
@
Houston
L111-117
Fri  3/13
@
Oklahoma City
POSTPONED
Sat  3/14
@
San Antonio
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
@
Portland
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
@
Phoenix
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Timberwolves are off the betting board and have no odds to win the championship. They are projected to win 26 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 35.5. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +350 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 0% at 40/1, 2.4%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 26.4-37.6. At 19-45 they are short of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (1255 units). They are not good against the spread (23-39-2) for a -1990 loss. Their over-under record is 36-28. In their next game vs the Thunder they are only winning 33% 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): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 55.1% (#24 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 57.9 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 (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 2.5 per game (#25 in league).

TURNOVERS (ABOVE AVERAGE): They have an Average turnover margin of 0.1 per game (#16 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by D`Angelo Russell who is projected to be the #5 Guard the rest of the season. 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
5 Beasley, Malik SG6-418711/26/19963Florida State
23 Culver, Jarrett SG6-619502/20/19990Texas Tech
12 Evans, Jacob SG6-421006/18/19971Cincinnati
41 Hernangomez, Juancho PF6-921409/28/19953No College
16 Johnson, James PF6-724002/20/198710Wake Forest
10 Layman, Jake SF6-820903/07/19943Maryland
30 Martin, Kelan SF6-523008/03/19950Butler
6 McLaughlin, Jordan PG5-1118504/09/19960USC
4 Nowell, Jaylen SG6-420107/09/19990Washington
20 Okogie, Josh SF6-421309/01/19981Georgia Tech
11 Reid, Naz C6-926408/26/19990Louisiana State
0 Russell, D'Angelo SG6-419302/23/19964Ohio State
14 Spellman, Omari PF6-824507/21/19971Villanova
32 Towns, Karl-Anthony C6-1124811/15/19954Kentucky
1 Turner, Evan SG6-622010/27/19889Ohio State
3 Vanderbilt, Jarred PF6-921404/03/19991Kentucky