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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls 1/22/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls 1-22-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls 1/22/2020 – The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls are two young teams seeking an identity this season. They are set to clash this Wednesday, January 22 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with NBC Sports Chicago airing the game live on TV at 8 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game via live streaming with SofaScore as another option online. The T-Wolves have Karl-Anthony Towns back and they still can’t find a win in their past six games. In this match, NBA Games Today Odds have the Bulls carry the upper hand over their opponents.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls 1/22/2020

When: January 22, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls 1/22/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +1 (-110) 219.5 o (-110) -104

Chicago Bulls
-1 (-110) 219.5 u (-110) -106
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Timberwolves suffered another defeat in their last game against the Denver Nuggets by seven points. Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the team while Andrew Wiggins had 15 points and six rebounds. Josh Okogie came off the bench with 16 points and eight rebounds and no other players from the Wolves roster scored in double-digits. Ryan Covington had 9 points while Shabazz Napier got only 6 points for this game. Against the Bulls, it won’t take too much to get ahead but having more players involved on both ends of the floor will increase the probability to win on the road.

Players to watch: K. Towns C 26 GP 26 GS 33.5 MIN 26 PTS 2.8 OR 8.3 DR 11.1 REB 4.3 AST 1 STL 1.2 BLK 3 TO 3.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.56 PER

A. Wiggins SF 35 GP 35 GS 34.7 MIN 22.4 PTS 1.3 OR 3.9 DR 5.1 REB 3.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 TO 2.2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.54 PER

R. Covington PF 42 GP 41 GS 29.1 MIN 12.7 PTS 0.7 OR 5.2 DR 5.9 REB 1.2 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 1.5 TO 2.9 PF 0.8 AST/TO 14.19 PER

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Bulls had a rough night facing the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks in their last game. It was an acid test for the Bulls on how they would fare against the NBA’s best and Zach LaVine came out leading the team with 24 points, five rebounds and three steals. Kendrick Nunn had 15 points and five rebounds while Thaddeus Young finished with 14 points. No other Bulls came out scoring double-digits in this game as Lauri Markkanen had 8 points and eight rebounds on shooting 2-for-11. This was a good challenge for the Bulls as they return home to battle Minnesota, a team that they can beat given that they press the right buttons.

Players to Watch: Z. LaVine PG 45 GP 45 GS 34.1 MIN 25 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.7 REB 3.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 3.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.94 PER

L. Markkanen PF 45 GP 45 GS 30.2 MIN 14.9 PTS 1.2 OR 5.2 DR 6.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 0.9 AST/TO 14.61 PER

C. White PG 45 GP 0 GS 24.1 MIN 11.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.1 DR 3.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 1.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 10.45 PER

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls 1/22/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Minnesota are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Minnesota are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Chicago.
Timberwolves are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Chicago.
Minnesota are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Minnesota are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 12 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Minnesota are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Chicago are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games against Minnesota.
Chicago are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago’s last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games this season.
Chicago are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Bulls are 0-11 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Jake Layman SF Toe is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Wendell Carter Jr. C Ankle is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Chicago Bulls
17-24 Against the Spread 21-24
23-20 Straight Up 21-23
111 Points per Game 105
114 Points Allowed per Game 107
43.17 Offensive FG% 43.78
75.94 Offensive FT% 76.41
32.48 Offensive 3PT% 35.09
46.21 Defensive FG% 46.28
78.89 Defensive FT% 76.84
35.62 Defensive 3PT% 34.21

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

This is going to be close but the Bulls carry the slight edge over the visiting Timberwolves according to Online Sportsbook. It should be a game on who comes out first to dictate the pace and being the Bulls playing at the United Center has the advantage on that one. Still, with Towns on the roster, the Bulls have a big load to manage.

Moneyline: This is going to be a close one with the T-Wolves at -104 on the ML while the Bulls are at -106.

ATS: Just the thinnest one point between both teams across the spread with the Bulls at -1 and T-Wolves are at +1.

TOTALs: Minnesota and Chicago are predicted to reach a total of 219.5 points for this game. Chicago will go under while Minnesota is over.

Score Prediction: 111 – 108 Bulls