The Minnesota Timberwolves (35-35) visit the Chicago Bulls (31-37) Friday with tip-off from United Center set for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Timberwolves vs. Bulls odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Minnesota beat Chicago 150-126 in their 1st meeting on Dec. 18 covering as a 1.5-point home underdog as the 233.5 Over easily hit.
The Bulls lost 117-114 loss at home Wednesday to the Sacramento Kings as 1.5-point underdogs. Chicago is 2-3 in its last 5 with both wins coming on the road. They are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 and 31-34-3 ATS on the season.
The Timberwolves lost 104-102 Wednesday at home to the Boston Celtics, covering as 4-point underdogs. Minnesota is 2-3 in their last 5 with both wins also coming on the road. The T-wolves are 3-2 ATS in the last 5 and 34-36 ATS on the season.
Timberwolves at Bulls odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:28 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Timberwolves +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Bulls -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Timberwolves +2.5 (-108) | Bulls -2.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 224.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Timberwolves at Bulls key injuries
- C Rudy Gobert (ankle) questionable
- F Naz Reid (calf) questionable
- G Austin Rivers (back) questionable
- F Karl Anthony-Towns (calf) out
- G Lonzo Ball (knee) out
- G Alex Caruso (illness) questionable
- F Javonte Green (knee) doubtful
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Timberwolves at Bulls picks and predictions
Timberwolves 117, Bulls 113
LEAN TIMBERWOLVES +125.
This is a very even matchup with major implications for both teams, as they both fight for a play-in tournament spot. The Timberwolves are a very solid away team whereas the Bulls have shown they can fail to take advantage of home court.
BET TIMBERWOLVES +2.5 (-105).
The moneyline isa better value, but if you need a little insurance this is not a bad price. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100+ in their previous game. The Bulls are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 day of rest.
LEAN OVER 224.5 (-110).
The Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and the last 5 meetings overall. For Minnesota the Over is 9-2 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. For Chicago the Over is 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games.