Bulls vs Timberwolves Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 17, 2023

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The Chicago Bulls (31-37) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-35) at United Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 17, 2023. The Timberwolves are only 2.5-point underdogs in the game. A 224.5-point over/under is set in the matchup.

How to bet Bulls vs. Timberwolves

Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bulls as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -144 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +122 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Bulls vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

In the Bulls’ 68 games this season, they have 34 wins against the spread. Chicago has come away with 16 wins in the 30 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Bulls games this year have gone over the point total 40% of the time (28 out of 70 games with a set point total).

In the Timberwolves’ 70 games this season, they have 33 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been the underdog on the moneyline 36 total times this season. Minnesota has finished 18-18 in those games. The Timberwolves have eclipsed the over/under 44.3% of the time this season (31 of 70 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Bulls Leaders
DeMar DeRozan 62 25.1 4.5 5.1 1 0.5 0.6
Zach LaVine 64 24.9 4.8 4 0.9 0.2 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 68 17.7 11.4 3.3 0.7 0.8 1.6
Patrick Williams 68 10.2 4.2 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.4
Ayo Dosunmu 66 9 3 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.8


Timberwolves Leaders
Anthony Edwards 70 25 6 4.5 1.6 0.7 2.7
Rudy Gobert 58 13.7 11.4 1 0.9 1.4 0
Jaden McDaniels 67 11.7 3.9 2 0.9 1 1.3
Mike Conley 55 10.8 2.6 7.1 1.1 0.2 1.8
Naz Reid 61 10.7 4.9 1.1 0.6 0.8 1.1
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Bulls vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert: Probable (Ankle), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Austin Rivers: Probable (Back), Jaylen Nowell: Out (Knee), Naz Reid: Probable (Calf)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Chicago is 20th in the NBA with 113.2 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, it ranks 10th with 112.5 points allowed per game. The Bulls are posting 114.3 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 2.3 more points than they’re averaging away from home (112). The Bulls’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, scoring 112.4 points a contest compared to the 113.2 they’ve averaged this season.

While Chicago is in the bottom five in the NBA in threes per game with 10.4 (worst), it ranks 14th in the league with a 36.3% three-point percentage. Of the shots taken by the Bulls in 2022-23, 66.9% of them have been two-pointers (75.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 33.1% have been threes (24.6%).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota scores 115.5 points per game and allow 115.6, ranking them 12th in the league offensively and 18th defensively. The Timberwolves score 116.2 points per game at home, and 114.8 away. The Timberwolves have played worse offensively in their last 10 games, scoring 113.4 points per contest, 2.1 fewer points their than season average of 115.5.

Beyond the arc, Minnesota is 16th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12). It is 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.8%. The Timberwolves attempt 61.5% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 71.9% of the Timberwolves’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 28.1% are 3-pointers.

Bulls vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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