Sunday, February 12, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 26-28. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 20-34. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.5 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.7 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Chicago averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.41 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.4 per game. The Bulls allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.4 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.56 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.4 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 109.8 and they have a defensive rating of 111.5. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 26-28-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 20-34-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-32-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 28-25-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/11/17 G Dwyane Wade Wrist injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
02/11/17 G Jimmy Butler Heel "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
02/11/17 F Paul Zipser Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/07/17 F Adreian Payne Illness out indefinitely
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -3.5
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