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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
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. They won 26.8% on the road which was much worse than expected (39.2%). They won 25 at home and were expected to win 22. Expect a similar record next season. In our latest simulations they are averaging 36 wins and are projected to finish eleventh in the West. There is not much of a gap between them and the #9 ranked Kings who are projected for 39 wins.
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 (#5 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||0||Ohio State|
|33||Covington, Robert||SF||6-9||225||12/14/1990||5||Tennessee State|
|55||Creek, Mitch||SF||6-6||225||04/27/1992||0||No College|
|20||Okogie, Josh||SG||6-4||212||09/01/1998||0||Georgia Tech|
|36||Saric, Dario||PF||6-10||223||04/08/1994||2||No College|
|0||Teague, Jeff||PG||6-2||195||06/10/1988||9||Wake Forest|
|3||Terrell, Jared||SG||6-3||227||02/10/1995||0||Rhode Island|
|12||Williams, C.J.||SG||6-5||226||02/06/1990||1||North Carolina State|