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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors Predictions and Preview for 3/30/2022

Minnesota Timberwolves takes on Toronto Raptors on 3/30/2022 at 06:30 PM.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors face off in an important game for both teams. Minnesota Timberwolves has a record of 43-33 this regular season. Toronto Raptors is 43-32 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Defense Preview




Their defensive efficiency is 110.9, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This team has strong on-ball defenders and players who can attack the passing lanes.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 114.1, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .571 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .537, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .454 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .356 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .777 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 24.5% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Toronto Raptors Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 110.7, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This team has strong on-ball defenders and players who can attack the passing lanes.

Toronto Raptors Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.8, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .542 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .510, which is terrible. They attempt .373 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .350 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .755 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They were able to get back 28.5% of their missed shots. They are a strong offensive rebounding team.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns 6-11 248 C

He is a candidate for the All-Star Game this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Anthony Edwards 6-4 225 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

D’Angelo Russell 6-4 193 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is one of the strongest distributors in the NBA. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Toronto Raptors Roster

The Players to Watch for Toronto Raptors

Scottie Barnes 6-9 227 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Pascal Siakam 6-9 230 PF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Fred VanVleet 6-1 197 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves 106 Toronto Raptors 108

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