Play on: Wolves -7 (-103)
Start Time: February 09 2018, 8:05 PM
The Minnesota Timberwolves took a 140-138 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, but I think they’ll bounce back with a strong performance when they visit the lowly Chicago Bulls Friday night. Minnesota shot 58.1 percent from the floor and hit 19 3-pointers in the defeat, and Chicago can simply not match that kind of offense. The Bulls are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak (1-6 ATS) and struggling big time without guard Kris Dunn who remains out with a concussion and note that they traded Nikola Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans last week.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight up loss and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on one days rest. They’ve covered the spread in four straight meetings with the Bulls and this will be a special game for Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler who will pay his first visit to the United Center as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Butler has averaged 22.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists and should lead the Wolves to a comfortable win.
My free pick is on Minnesota Timberwolves.
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