Timberwolves at Bulls - 11/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) at Chicago Bulls (4-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -8 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN+, WGN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls square off Saturday afternoon at the United Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look to remain unbeaten on the road to get a game above a .500 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 98 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 18.8 points and 2.3 rebounds while Ricky Rubio is averaging 15.3 points and nine assists. Karl-Anthony Towns is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Zach LaVine is dishing 3.5 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting 50.3 points from their bench, which is 17 more than league average. However, the Timberwolves offense overall continues to struggle, as they’re shooting just 25 percent from deep.
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The Chicago Bulls look to remain unbeaten at home by picking up their fifth win overall. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 13.7 points and six rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 5.7 assists and Pau Gasol is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and are averaging 50 first half points, a solid improvement from last year. The Bulls have won 10 straight regular season home games. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a toe injury.
The Timberwolves are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Bulls are all of a sudden an offensive team that's playing pretty well out of the gate. While Minnesota is unbeaten on the road, those wins came against bottem feeders. I like the Bulls by double digits.