Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/17/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/17/23
Fri 17th March 2023

The Minnesota Timberwolves (35-35, 15-18 Away) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top shooting teams when they are on the road to face the Chicago Bulls (31-37, 18-16 Home) on Friday.

Minnesota was narrowly defeated by the Boston Celtics 104-102 at Target Center on Wednesday. With 28 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, Anthony Edwards was the key player in defeat.

The Timberwolves are seventh in the Western Conference. Chicago dropped their third home game in a row in a close one on Wednesday at United Center, falling to the Sacramento Kings 117-114. DeMar DeRozan had 33 points in defeat to lead the team.

The Bulls are the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Minnesota will be pursuing a season sweep against Chicago after winning the only earlier matchup 150-126 at Target Center in December 2022.

Edwards led the Timberwolves with 37 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds. DeRozan had 29 points and six assists in the losing effort.

The T’Wolves have been led this season by Edwards, who is averaging 25.0 points per game. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.4 rebounds per game, fourth-most in the league, and D’Angelo Russell is dishing 6.2 assists.

DeRozan (25.1 ppg) and Zach LaVine (24.9) have powered the Bulls on offense. DeRozan also has recorded 5.1 assists per game. Nikola Vucevic has pulled down 11.4 rebounds per game. The Timberwolves are one of the most accurate teams from the field in the NBA, ranking fourth at 49.1%.

The Bulls have found success in the Timberwolves’ last 10 visits to United Center, winning six. Minnesota has won four straight away from home this season.

Minnesota is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -0.7 (113.4-114.1). Chicago has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 112.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 107.4 (+5.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Anderson: 29.4 | 18.7 | +10.7
Points per game:
Mike Conley: 13.8 | 10.8 | +3.0
Rebounds per game:
Kyle Anderson: 7.2 | 5.1 | +2.1
Assists per game:
Mike Conley: 4.2 | 7.1 | -2.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Ayo Dosunmu: 7.8 | 14.6 | -6.8
Points per game:
Zach LaVine: 31.8 | 24.9 | +6.9
Ayo Dosunmu: 5.4 | 9.0 | -3.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Chicago Bulls (-145)

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