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Bulls vs Timberwolves Betting Matchup Report

Minnesota TimberwolvesChicago Bulls
Nov 10, 8:00 PM | United Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls Odds


United Center features an NBA battle between the host Chicago Bulls and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves in betting action on Saturday.

The Timberwolves will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 1-4 ATS. Minnesota is 3-2 against the total, while Chicago is 2-3 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Timberwolves were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 185 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 98-97.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 14-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 30 in the league with 3.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 4.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.5 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 96-94 result against the Pacers on November 9. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Timberwolves grabbed a 96-94 win over the Pacers on Friday, behind an 18 -point effort from Chase Budinger at Target Center.

The Bulls were a 97-91 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 27 points from Luol Deng en route to a 97-91 loss against Oklahoma City on Thursday at United Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 1-9
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at Bulls trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Dallas, Monday, November 12
Chicago home to Boston, Monday, November 12