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Betting on the Minnesota Timberwolves

The NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves are a popular betting option as one of four professional sports franchises in that state. Each team represents the four biggest betting leagues in the legal US sports betting market.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Overview

The Timberwolves joined the NBA as an expansion franchise. Minnesota made its debut in the 1989/1990 season. As expected with a brand new team, the early years were lean when it came to winning games.

That all changed in 1996 with the arrival of Kevin Garnett. He would go on to be the most prominent NBA player in the history of this franchise.

Playing out of the Northwest Division in the league’s Western Conference, Garnett led the Timberwolves to their first postseason appearance in 1997. The team made the playoffs each of the next six seasons with quick exits in the opening round.

Behind Garnett and a stronger supporting cast, Minnesota advanced all the way to the Western Conference Finals the following season in the team’s best performance in franchise history.

Unfortunately, the 2003/2004 campaign makes up most of the highlight reel for this team. Minnesota has only qualified for the playoffs once in the last 17 seasons. That lone appearance in 2018 quickly ended with a first round series loss.

The new face of the organization has been Karl-Anthony Towns, but he has been fighting an uphill battle during his seven seasons with the Timberwolves.

The betting edge with this team would be on the NBA total line. For example in the 2021-2022 season: through 51 games, 30 of those contests had gone over the closing betting line for the game’s total.

Betting on the Timberwolves in Minnesota

Minnesota does not have any laws on the books for legal sports betting. However, there is an effort to bring legal sportsbooks to the state’s tribal casino industry. If you were to place a totals bet (also known as an over/under) on the Timberwolves, it might look something like this:

Say the Wolves are matched up against the Denver Nuggets and the total is set at -110 odds on either side of the bet. With a totals bet, you'll see an O or a U next to each team, and then one set number that indicates what the bookmaker thinks will be the total cumulative score for both teams. Do you expect a high-scoring blowout, or a competitive match with comparable performance? Which you lay your money on is where the real challenge lies.

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The only way to legally bet on the Timberwolves is through a US-based sportsbook operating in a state that does offer legal sports betting. Online betting in Minnesota remains illegal.

Minnesota Timberwolves Partnership With Sportsbooks

Despite the fact that sports betting is still illegal in Minnesota, the Timberwolves have a sportsbook partner. The team signed a multi-year deal with Betway prior to the start of this season.

This partnership includes brand exposure for Betway along with limited promotional tie-ins with the team.