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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls 2/6/24 NBA Betting Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls 2/6/24On Tuesday night at the United Center, Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls will square off in what promises to be an exhilarating matchup. With 34-15 records respectively for Timberwolves and 23-27 records for Chicago, this match promises not only exciting basketball action on court but also offers fans opportunities at premier online betting sites.

When:Tuesday, February 6 at 8:00 PM ET
Where:United Center
Stream:NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls 2/6/24
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Anthony Edwards (SG) vs. DeMar DeRozan (SF)

Anthony Edwards has put together an All-Star caliber season for the Timberwolves, averaging 25.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He has started in all 46 games he’s played while seeing 34.9 minutes per contest. Edwards does most of his damage as a high-volume scorer but also distributes the ball well with a 1.9 assist to turnover ratio. However, his defensive impact is limited to just 0.5 blocks while also committing 3.4 turnovers per game.

DeMar DeRozan continues to excel in his advanced age, leading Chicago with 22 points plus 4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He has started in all 47 Bulls games with heavy minutes at 37.3 per game. DeRozan takes good care of the basketball, sporting a sterling 3.5 assist to turnover ratio with just 1.5 turnovers per contest. Additionally, he chips in steady defensive figures with 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks. However, DeRozan’s scoring and shooting percentages have dipped slightly this season.

This matchup pits two leading scorers against each other. Edwards will look to overwhelm DeRozan with his athleticism to continue his breakout campaign. Meanwhile, DeRozan will counter with his trademark mid-range game though he may wear down against the younger Edwards. Whichever player can maximize their offensive opportunities while limiting turnovers could swing this game.

Timberwolves’ Tactical Advantage

The Timberwolves boast impressive team statistics, scoring an average of 113 points per game with a 49% field goal percentage and making 12.3 three-point field goals at 39% conversion rates per game, making them formidable opponents. Unfortunately, however, their 14.2 turnovers per game may present issues to their rhythm against an aggressive Bulls defense.

Bulls’ Strategic Play

Chicago averages an impressive 111 points per game and compensates by taking more shots – an average of 89.1 field goals attempted each game. They can rely on their balanced attack and slightly superior defensive rebounding (32.2 boards per game), in addition to taking advantage of 35.7% three-point shooting and 78.5% free-throw shooting to stay on pace with Minnesota.

NBA Betting Odds: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

Bettors should monitor betting odds as soon as they become available; considering both teams have strong records but could cause surprises, bettors should keep an eye on the spread and moneyline in this game as soon as they become available.


Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends

Timberwolves are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Timberwolves are 12-13 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Timberwolves’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 9 of Timberwolves’ 23 last games at home.

Chicago Bulls Betting Trends

Bulls are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Chicago Bulls are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Bulls are 11-12 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Bulls’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 11 of Bulls’ 25 last games at home.


Minnesota Timberwolves

Jaylen Clark SF Is out indefinitely, Achilles

Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine SG Is out for season, Ankle
Alex Caruso SG Is “?” Tuesday vs Minnesota, Thigh
Lonzo Ball PG Is out for season, Knee
Torrey Craig SG Is probable Tuesday vs Minnesota, Plantar Fasciitis
Coby White PG Is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Minnesota, Ankle

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

Considering the current form and statistical analysis, this game appears to be tightly contested. While the Timberwolves have the better overall record and offensive stats, the Bulls’ resilience and strategic play cannot be underestimated, especially with DeRozan’s leadership. The key to this matchup will likely be the performance of the star players and each team’s ability to capitalize on the other’s weaknesses.

For bettors, the wise NBA betting free pick would depend on the final odds, but the Timberwolves might be the safer bet given their superior record and offensive capabilities. However, betting on the Bulls to cover the spread could offer value, especially if they leverage their home-court advantage and disciplined play. The over/under will hinge on the defensive efforts of both teams and their recent trends towards lower-scoring games. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Timberwolves 108, Bulls 104.