Chicago Bulls at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 11 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 5-13. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.4 as they average 104.2 points per contest while giving up 113.6 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 7-11. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 109.1 points per contest and give up 113.4, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/22/18 SF Chandler Hutchison Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs Miami
10/25/18 F Bobby Portis Knee is out 4-6 weeks
10/23/18 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out 4-6 weeks
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out indefinitely
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is out 6-8 weeks
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Jabari Parker averages 15.2 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.0 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Chicago averages 104.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 22.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Minnesota is 17th in the league with 109.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Timberwolves are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 22nd. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Chicago is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Timberwolves are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -11
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