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The Minnesota Timberwolves have had a shocking season, but with a new coach on board I’m expecting KAT to put up some huge numbers when he faces the Wizards. Here are The Wolf’s NBA tips for Sunday.

Best Bet

It’s been a terrible season for Minnesota. KAT gets injured early, returns but then contracts coronavirus. D’Angelo Russell injured, Malik Beasley suspended and Ryan Saunders sacked as Head Coach.

It’s only two games in under a new coach, but you can already tell that Karl-Anthony Towns’ usage is right up and now with Beasley out for the next 12 games this will increase even more.

Towns had 11 assists against the Bucks in his first game with new Head Coach Chris Finch, and managed five assists against the Bulls but it should have been more – foul trouble restricted KAT to just 31 minutes.

The Timberwolves face the Washington Wizards who have turned their season around, but genuinely struggle in the five-spot with Mo Wagner currently starting there. As a result over the last month they concede points to centres 17% above average, rebounds 13% above average and assists 9% above average.

Towns hasn’t cleared 27.5 points in his last four games, nor 10.5 rebounds in his last two games – but under the new gameplan The Wolf is keen for Towns to have 5+ assists. 8+ assists at $4.50 appears good value, while a small play at the $14 for a triple double couldn’t hurt.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Over 4.5 Assists

Value Bet

James Harden has been incredible since arriving in Brooklyn in a new role, and will look to lead the Nets to another win when the face the Mavericks.

Brooklyn has won the last eight games with Harden averaging 26.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 10.6 from those wins, while the Mavericks looked real ordinary in their recent loss to the 76ers.

With Kristaps Porzingis in doubt still, the $1.72 on offer for a Brooklyn win on their home floor appears great value, with the potential of this being crunched in to $1.50 at the tip.

As for Harden to grab 8+ rebounds, he’s done this in 6 of his last 8 games which includes two triple-doubles. The Mavericks is the easiest team in the NBA for shooting guards to rebound against over the last month, conceding rebounds to the 2-guard spot 26% above average.

With this in mind, The Wolf’s keen for the Player Performance double of Harden to pull down 8 rebounds in a Brooklyn win at $2.63.

James Harden 8+ Rebounds / Nets Win

Same Game Multi

Multi

Karl-Anthony Towns Over 4.5 Assists / James Harden 8+ Rebounds / 76ers Win / Nuggets Win / Jazz Win = $4.67

NBA Same Game Multi Tips

76ers (-9.5) / Ben Simmons 15+ Points / Jarrett Allen 15+ Points  = $5.00

Russell Westbrook Under 24.5 Points / Anthony Edwards Over 4.5 Rebounds / Karl-Anthony Towns Over 4.5 Assists = $4.33

Nuggets Win / Michael Porter Jr Under 15.5 Points / Al Horford Under 14.5 Points = $4.20

Jazz (-10.5) / Nikola Vucevic 20+ Points / Evan Fournier Under 17.5 Points = $4.33

Steven Adams Under 9.5 Rebounds / Lonzo Ball 6+ Assists / Lonzo Ball 3+ Threes = $4.00

Julius Randle 20+ Points / RJ Barrett Under 14.5 Points / Nerlens Noel Under 7.5 Rebounds = $5.50

Nets (-2.5) / Kyrie Irving 25+ Points / James Harden 8+ Rebounds = $4.20