Timberwolves vs. Bulls - 2/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (27-21) at Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday night at the Target Center.
The Chicago Bulls could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 16.7 points and 11 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 15.5 points and 4.6 assists. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last 10 road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for back-to-back wins for the first time since December. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.5 points and 9.9 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Shabazz Muhammad is grabbing three rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 20-41-1 ATS in their last 62 home games. The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
Not sure I like the Timberwolves and chalk, but it certainly beats backing a Chicago team that gave up a 16-point fourth quarter lead on Friday. The Bulls are also without Jimmy Butler. It's either Minny or no play.