Chicago Bulls vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 4/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Chicago Bulls (45-36) are headed to Target Center on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves (46-35).
The Bulls faced off with the Hornets and ended up losing by a score of 133-117 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Bulls finished with 12 while the Hornets finished the game with 11 fouls. They also knocked down 19 out of their 40 shots from distance. Charlotte finished the contest at 100.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 10 tries. On top of that, Charlotte snagged 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 1 block. Charlotte doled out 38 assists and had 34 steals in this matchup. In reference to the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 60.5% from the field on 52 of 86 shooting. They also distributed 25 dimes in the game while creating 4 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 31 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Bulls knocked down 16 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Chicago ended having earned a 53.7% FG percentage (44 of 82) and knocked down 13 out of their 24 3-point shots.
Zach LaVine is a player who was a factor for this contest. LaVine finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and dished out 7 dimes. He saw the court for 30 mins and collected 4 rebounds. He scored 23 points on 9 out of 15 shooting.
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Chicago comes into this contest with a mark of 45-36 for the year. They currently have an average of 111.5 pts per game (12th in the league) while hitting 48.0% from the floor. The Bulls are shooting 36.8% on three-point shots (862 of 2,343) and 81.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Chicago is snagging 42.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,936 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a team are committing 18.7 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Bulls have forced 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 18th in the NBA in giving up assists with 2,019 surrendered on the season. The Bulls defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 47.3% (3,351 of 7,079) and they surrender 43.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 36.7% from 3-point land and they are 18th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (111.9).
In their last game, the Timberwolves walked away with a victory by a final of 127-121 when they played the Spurs. In relation to rebounding, Minnesota permitted San Antonio to collect 37 overall (8 offensive). They went 35.7% from behind the 3-point line via 10 out of 28 and finished the game at 25 out of 34 at the free throw line (73.5%). The Timberwolves allowed the Spurs to make 43 out of 89 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.3% for the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Timberwolves finished the game shooting 41 for 96 from the floor which had them shooting 42.7%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Minnesota converted 20 out of their 53 tries (37.7%). They were able to convert 25 of the free throws for a rate of 80.6%. The Spurs earned 12 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for 31 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Timberwolves collected 34 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 47 for the matchup.
Anthony Edwards was important for the Timberwolves for this contest. He made 16 out of 28 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 6 rebounds. Edwards tallied 49 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 8 assists for the matchup.
Minnesota has a mark of 46-35 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Timberwolves are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks 22nd in the league. Minnesota has accumulated 9,387 pts for the campaign (115.9 per game) and they pull in 44.3 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.6 times per contest (7th in the league) and they turn it over 14.3 times per contest. The Timberwolves commit 21.8 fouls every game and they connect on 77.8% from the free throw line.
The Minnesota defense gives up 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (1,061 of 3,041) and opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 26.3 dimes and 45.9 total rebounds per game, ranking them 28th and 23rd in the NBA. The Timberwolves on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the league in PPG surrendered with 113.2. They are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (16th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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