Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves at Chicago Bulls
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM (United Center)
Bulls PK O/U 216
The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls. The Timberwolves have lost their last six games, the most recent loss was to the Denver Nuggets losing 107-100 to drop their record on the season to 15-28. The Bulls dropped their last game to the Milwaukee Bucks to fall to 16-29 on the year.
The Timberwolves come in averaging 111.1 points per game to rank 15th in the NBA. Leading the Timberwolves is Karl Anthony-Towns who is averaging a double-double this season, averaging 26 points per game and 11.1 rebounds to lead the team in both categories. Another key contributor for the Timberwolves is Andrew Wiggins who is averaging 22.4 points per game while adding 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists, while point guard Jeff Teague leads the team in assists with 6.1 per game and is adding 13.2 points.
Chicago has struggled on the offensive end this season averaging 105.7 points per game which ranks 25th in the NBA. Leading the Bulls offense is point guard Zach Levine who is averaging 25 points per game and adding 3.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Young counterpart Lauri Markkanen has played below his expectations this season but is still averaging 14.9 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. Leading the Bulls in rebounding is center Wendall Carter who averages 9.9 rebounds while adding 11.7 points per game.
The Bulls rank in the top 10 of the NBA in scoring defense allowing 107.8 points per game while the Timberwolves have been atrocious defensively this season allowing opponents to score 114.6 points per game to rank 25th in the NBA.
The Bulls and Timberwolves have been tough to bet on this year with the Timberwolves bringing in a 17-24-2 record ATS and the Chicago Bulls boasting a 21-23-1 record ATS on the season. Minnesota has specifically struggled as of late having covered the spread in just one of their last six games. Final score prediction, the Bulls find a win at home covering the PK spread with a 105-101 final score.