The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the road at the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Minnesota comes into the game with a 35-15 record on the season. That record is tied with the Thunder for the best in the Western Conference. The Nuggets are ½ game behind, and the Clippers are 1 back in the standings. The Timberwolves downed the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Minnesota is 16-10 on the road this season.
For Chicago, they are 23-27 on the season. The Bulls are 9th in the East, 3 back of Miami, and only ½ game ahead of the Hawks. The Bulls are 5-5 in their last 10 games. In their last game, the Bulls fell at home to the Kings. Chicago is 14-12 when playing at home this season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are -5 over the Chicago BUlls. The total is set at 215.
Top Seeded Timberwolves
In a recent win for Minnesota, Anthony Edwards was the spark plug, with 22 points in the third quarter, and 32 for the game. Rudy Gobert was also terrific, with 17 points and 13 rebounds in the game. The Timberwolves are led by those two guys, along with Karl Anthony Towns, and even Mike Conley.
Edwards is scoring 25.6 points per game in just shy of 35 minutes per game. Gobert, the big man in the paint, is scoring 13.7 points per game, and making nearly 65% of his shots. The Timberwolves are also known for their defense. Minnesota is one of the top defensive teams in the league, allowing just 106.7 points per game.
Minnesota will remain on the road for a while. This is the first of a five game road trip for the Timberwolves. Minnesota will head to Milwaukee next, before a trip to Los Angeles, to battle the Clippers. They will finish the road trip with back to back games at Portland. The next home game for Minnesota is February 23rd against Milwaukee.
Bulls Down One
The Chicago Bulls got news a few days ago that they would be without Zach LaVine for the remainder of the season. LaVine scored just shy of 20 points per game for Chicago. DeMar DeRozan is the top scorer for Chicago with 22 points per game. The Bulls as a team are scoring 111.1 per game.
Having a nice breakout season for the Bulls is Coby White. The point guard is scoring more than 19 points per game, dishing out 5.1 assists per game, and ripping down 4.7 rebounds per game. Nikola Vucecvic is the top rebounder for Chicago with 10.6 per game.
The Bulls will go on the road for four straight games after this. Chicago will make stops in Memphis, Orlando, Atlanta and Cleveland. The next time the Bulls are at home is February 22nd against the Celtics.
Timberwolves Top Bulls
Chicago is at home, and have been better at home than they have been on the road. But, that is not enough for this one. Minnesota is one of the best teams in the league, and do not seem to be slowing down. We are going to take the road team here. Betting the Minnesota Timberwolves -5 over the Chicago Bulls is the bet to make.
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