Timberwolves NBA Championship Odds: Will Minnesota Follow Up Play-In Success?

Timberwolves NBA Championship Odds: Will Minnesota Follow Up Play-In Success? article feature image

Photo by Kavin Mistry/Getty Images. Pictured: Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Finch

Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Championship Odds

Western Conference Odds: +2500
NBA Title Odds: +5000
Odds entering the NBA Playoffs and via BetMGM.

Minnesota Timberwolves Analysis

The Timberwolves have been one of the pleasant surprises this year in the NBA as they have made massive improvements on both ends of the court. Offensively, they improved from 25th in Offensive Rating (110.1) last year to seventh (114.7) in Offensive Rating this year. Defensively, they rose from 27th (116.2) to 13th (111.6).

The offense has been surging the last third of the year as the Wolves have the third-best Offensive Rating since the All-Star break (120.1) and have a 15-8 record over that span.

This is only the second time in the last 16 years that the Wolves have been among the top 15 teams in the NBA in both Offensive and Defensive Rating (excluding garbage time, per Cleaning The Glass).

The Wolves play an aggressive trapping defense that has forced the second-highest Turnover Rate (16.2%) in the NBA, excluding garbage time per Cleaning The Glass. They are also aggressive on the other end in crashing the glass as they have the seventh-highest Offensive Rebound Rate in the league.

The Wolves really showed their potential in the NBA Play-In Tournament against the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite not having Karl-Anthony Towns, their leading scorer, they pulled out a close win. Their matchup with the young Memphis Grizzlies is one of the most anticipated of the postseason and will be a true test of this team's growth.

How would you rate this article?

This site contains commercial content. We may be compensated for the links provided on this page. The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Action Network makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information given or the outcome of any game or event.

Sportsbook Promos
See All
Legal Online Sports Betting

BetMGM Bonus Code TOPTAN1600: Claim a 20% Deposit Match of up to $1.6K for All Thursday Events

Daniel Preciado
Jun 20, 2024 UTC