The Bulls grabbed an 87-80 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Nate Robinson at United Center.
The Bulls earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 8.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 184.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Chicago got 17 points from Joakim Noah and another 16 points from Luol Deng. Luol Deng contributed 4 assists, while Carlos Boozer cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Timberwolves got an 18 -point performance from Nikola Pekovic, who was supported by 14 points from Dante Cunningham. Andrei Kirilenko had 7 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Andrei Kirilenko grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Bulls hit the break trailing 41-40 before taking care of business in the second half.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-40.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Dallas.