Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Timberwolves defeat the Mavericks 111-87.
- The Pick: Under 44.5*
- Confidence: 5 out of 10
I’m not going to bother with the over/under discussion here, because the Jimmy Butler situation renders any of this moot. The number’s off the board at most books anyway at the time of writing.
I’m including it here, at this position, because whenever the number is posted again, the under isn’t a bad look, no matter what the new total is. Either Butler’s gone, the team’s in disarray and there’s a chance it all falls completely apart, or Butler stays, the team is in chaos and struggles.
Regardless, you can’t reasonably put an investment in either way until the situation is resolved.