Betting Odds -- Hot Bulls Catch Points at Home Against T-Wolves

The Bulls have owned this series of late, as they are looking for their eighth straight victory over the T-Wolves.

Minnesota has a record of 21-22, and is 23-20 against the NBA betting odds. Chicago is 22-21 straight up and 19-23 against the pointspread.

In the basketball odds that have been posted on this game at BetAnySports, the Wolves are actually the favorite:

Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5

Chicago Bulls  +3.5

 

Over 196.5 points -110

Under 196.5 points -110

Chicago has won ten of its last 13 games, and that has to be a testament to the coaching ability of Tom Thibodeau, the former defensive whiz with the Boston Celtics who has had nothing but success since taking things over on the Bulls' bench. Point guard Derrick Rose is gone for the season. Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And Kirk Hinrich is also out with an injury. Yet, NBA bettors have noticed Thibodeau has been really able to hold things together and his team is second in the Central Division and certainly in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

One of the reasons they have done well is that DJ Augustin has taken over at the point. The former University of Texas star has scored 20 points a game over his last seven contests, shooting almost 52% from the field. Augustin also carries his share of the load on the defensive end, and is known as a very intelligent player. The Bulls are 8-4-1 in the basketball odds over their last 13 games, so he has provided some very useful leadership. So has Joakim Noah, who has averaged 14 rebounds over his last 16 games. To give you an idea of how much consistency Chicago has shown, this team has not lost back-to-back games since a December 19 defeat at Oklahoma City. In this particular instance, they are coming off a win at Charlotte two nights ago, where they prevailed 89-87 despite shooting only 40% from the field. 

Minnesota has won three of its last four games, and the best of those victories was a 121-120 victory triumph at Golden State. However, in that game BetAnySports customers saw the Wolves allow the Warriors to hit 55% from the field. In three of their last seven games, the opposition has made at least 54% of its shots. So let's just say the defensive edge has to be on the Chicago side. However, even though Minnesota has lost seven straight games to the Bulls, NBA bettors may want to take note that Kevin Love has missed those last two meetings with injuries. Will Love be 100% for this game? Will see, but he has been bothered by a sore knee, which hampered him in Saturday's defeat at Portland (only four field goals). Make no mistake that Minnesota can still score; super-slick shooting guard Kevin Martin had 30 points against the Blazers two nights ago. But what you have to understand is that Chicago is good at slowing the pace and making points harder to come by, as they have surrendered a shade less than 93 per game. That is second best in the league.

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