Timberwolves vs. Bulls Prediction
Are the Timberwolves a good bet as an underdog tonight against the Bulls at 8:00PM ET in Chicago?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bulls are now 7-point home favorites versus the Timberwolves after opening as a 7.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number is sitting at 208.5 points after it hit the board at 210.
TIMBERWOLVES KEY TRENDS: Minnesota is just 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games overall and has failed to cover in eight of its last nine games coming off an ATS win. The Timberwolves are also 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following a loss, are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games versus Eastern Conference opponents and are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
BULLS KEY TRENDS: The Bulls are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games playing on two days of rest and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. That said, they have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall and are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest.
OUR PREDICTION: The T-Wovles are just 2-5 against the spread in their seven games this season as a road underdog but when you dig deeper, they lost by an average margin of 4.7 points in those games. In other words, they've been competitive when they've been an away dog this season and should be competitive tonight at the United Center. Minnesota won both of last season's meetings between these two teams and you know Tom Thibodeau will have his team focused when he returns to Chicago for the first time as a visiting head coach.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES +7