Bulls vs. Timberwolves 10/24/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves at Chicago Bulls
Friday October 24
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls finish their preseasons with a Friday matchup at the Scottrade Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves improve to 4-2 in the preseason with three straight wins. The Timberwolves have been shooting the ball well during this winning streak, which includes their most recent game where four of their five starters scored in the double figures. Rookie Andrew Wiggins has missed the last two games with a minor back injury and remains questionable for this game. Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad is coming off his best game yet where he shot 6-13 from the field for 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. Thaddeus Young is just 6-19 from the field in his last two games, but he has been consistent for the most part and should be one of the best players on this Timberwolves team. Overall, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a ways to go but they could be slightly better than people expect.
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The Chicago Bulls are 4-3 in the preseason and have won four of their last five games overall. Good news for Bulls fans is that Derrick Rose is starting to return to his old self, as he’s coming off a 30-point performance in 24 minutes in Chicago’s last outing. Rose is 16-30 from the field in his last two games. Pau Gasol has 27 points and 18 rebounds in his last two games. Joakim Noah has also done a fine job of setting his teammates up by dishing out 11 assists in his last three games. The Chicago Bulls seem to have something going as all of their key players seem to be ready for the regular season. Rookie Doug McDermott is still trying to find his touch, as he’s just 2-10 from downtown in his last three contests. Still, the Bulls look to be in regular season form for the most part.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been playing pretty good basketball in the preseason. Five points is too much to lay here.