Minnesota Timberwolves at Chicago Bulls odds, picks and predictions

Minnesota Timberwolves at Chicago Bulls odds, picks and predictions

The Minnesota Timberwolves (35-35) visit the Chicago Bulls (31-37) Friday with tip-off from United Center set for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Timberwolves vs. Bulls odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

Minnesota beat Chicago 150-126 in their 1st meeting on Dec. 18 covering as a 1.5-point home underdog as the 233.5 Over easily hit.

The Bulls lost 117-114 loss at home Wednesday to the Sacramento Kings as  1.5-point underdogs. Chicago is 2-3 in its last 5 with both wins coming on the road. They are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 and 31-34-3 ATS on the season.

The Timberwolves lost 104-102 Wednesday at home to the Boston Celtics, covering as 4-point underdogs. Minnesota is 2-3 in their last 5 with both wins also coming on the road. The T-wolves are 3-2 ATS in the last 5 and 34-36 ATS on the season.

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Timberwolves at Bulls odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:28 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Timberwolves +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Bulls -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Timberwolves +2.5 (-108) | Bulls -2.5 (-112)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 224.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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Timberwolves at Bulls key injuries

Timberwolves

  • Rudy Gobert (ankle) questionable
  • Naz Reid (calf) questionable
  • Austin Rivers (back) questionable
  • Karl Anthony-Towns (calf) out

Bulls

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) out
  • Alex Caruso (illness) questionable
  • Javonte Green (knee) doubtful

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Timberwolves at Bulls picks and predictions

Prediction

Timberwolves 117, Bulls 113

Moneyline

LEAN TIMBERWOLVES +125.

This is a very even matchup with major implications for both teams, as they both fight for a play-in tournament spot. The Timberwolves are a very solid away team whereas the Bulls have shown they can fail to take advantage of home court.

Against the spread

BET TIMBERWOLVES +2.5 (-105).

The moneyline isa better value, but if you need a little insurance this  is not a bad price. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100+ in their previous game. The Bulls are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 day of rest.

Over/Under

LEAN OVER 224.5 (-110).

The Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and the last 5 meetings overall. For Minnesota the Over is 9-2 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. For Chicago the Over is 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games.

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