Minnesota Timberwolves versus Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-24-2013


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The 37-31 Chicago Bulls will travel on a back to back as they face the 24-43 Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Minnesota is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team Chicago Bulls favored by -1 point with an over under line of 185 ½ points. There has been a 1 point move on the Bulls as the game opened at a pick.

The Bulls and Timberwolves met back on November 10th with the Bulls posting the 87-80 home victory as a -8 point betting favorite. The total landed under 183 ½ points.

Chicago has a road record of 18-15 on the year. The Bulls break their two game losing streak after an 87-84 home victory on Saturday to the Indiana Pacers as a -2 point betting favorite. The game ended under 179 points. The Bulls shot 43.2% from the floor with 3 of 11 coming from the three point line They survived missing 8 of 22 free throws by limiting Indiana to just 38.5% from the floor. Luol Deng led Chicago with 20 points and 7 rebounds on 7 of 14 shooting. Another lackluster effort offensive for Chicago but with good fortune they get away with is with a great performance on defense. The Bulls won’t win games in the playoffs scoring 87 points a game. Chicago ranks near the bottom of the NBA in all three key areas offensively which are points per game, field goal and three point shooting.

The Timberwolves are 16-16 straight up on their home court. Their two game losing streak was ended in a 117-86 road victory on Friday to the Phoenix Suns as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 193 ½ points. Minnesota jumped out on the 67-39 lead at the half. They shot 53.2% from the floor along with 2 of 12 coming from the three point line. They held the Suns to just 37.9% shooting as well as 4 of 22 from three point distance. It was a rare good shooting game for Minnesota. They rank 27th in shooting percentage as well as 30th and last in the NBA from the three point line. Injuries to both Kevin Love and Chase Budinger have impacted this game big time. Budinger returned to the lineup on Thursday and Love is due back in last March or early April.