Bulls vs Timberwolves Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, December 18, 2022

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The Chicago Bulls (11-17) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-15) as slight, 1.5-point favorites on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS. The over/under is set at 231.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Bulls vs. Timberwolves

Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -123 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +103 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Bulls vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Bulls are 13-15-0 this year. Chicago has been victorious in five of the 10 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bulls games this year have eclipsed the over/under 41.4% of the time (12 out of 29 games with a set point total).

The Timberwolves have 11 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. Minnesota is 3-8 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 27.3% of those games). Timberwolves games this season have eclipsed the over/under 12 times in 29 opportunities (41.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 28 25.8 5 4.6 0.8 0.4 0.4
Zach LaVine 24 21.8 4.5 4 1.2 0 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 28 16 10.5 2.9 0.6 0.8 1.6
Ayo Dosunmu 26 10 3.2 2.8 0.7 0.3 1
Patrick Williams 28 9.5 3.9 1.1 0.6 1 1.4

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 29 22.4 5.8 4.1 1.9 0.4 2.5
D’Angelo Russell 27 16.6 3.1 6.3 1.3 0.6 2.3
Rudy Gobert 26 14.1 12.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 0
Jaylen Nowell 29 11.6 2.9 2.1 0.6 0.1 1.2
Jaden McDaniels 26 10.7 3.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1
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Bulls vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

Timberwolves: D’Angelo Russell: Questionable (Knee), Rudy Gobert: Questionable (Ankle), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Chicago is scoring 112.8 points per game (15th-ranked in NBA) this year, while surrendering 113.8 points per contest (17th-ranked). On offense, the Bulls score 112.7 points per game at home, compared to 112.8 points per game on the road. The Bulls have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 115 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.2 points more than the 112.8 they’ve scored this year.

While Chicago ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in three-pointers per game with 10.4 (fourth-worst), it ranks 13th in the league with a 36.2% three-point percentage. This year, the Bulls have taken 67.3% two-pointers, accounting for 75.3% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 32.7% from three-point land (24.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

With 114.2 points scored per game and 115.9 points allowed, Minnesota is 13th in the NBA on offense and 23rd defensively. The Timberwolves are scoring more points at home (116 per game) than on the road (112.6). In their previous 10 games, the Timberwolves are putting up 114.7 points per game, 0.5 more than their season average (114.2).

Minnesota makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 24th and 24th, respectively, in the NBA. The Timberwolves take 37.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 25.6% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 62.8% of their shots, with 74.4% of their makes coming from there.

Bulls vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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