Saturday, November 7, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 2-2 and a road record of 2-0. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 98 points per game while giving up 97.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 4-2 and a home record of 3-0. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Ricky Rubio comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 14.8 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1 assist per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Derrick Rose averages 13.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jimmy Butler averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Minnesota averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 16.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 10th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 101.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 59 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/06/15 G Kirk Hinrich Toe "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back expected to miss 8-10 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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