Bulls vs Timberwolves Game Breakdown & Projections – Sun, Mar 31st 2024

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Chicago Bulls

Bulls

35W-39L

Chicago Bulls

March 31, 2024

07:00PM EST

Odds: 213.0 o/u

Timberwolves

51W-22L

Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves

Roll up, roll up! We’ve got a primetime showdown that’s hotter than a jalapeño popper fresh out of the oven. The Windy City’s very own Bulls, sitting at a not-so-impressive 35-39, are packing their bags and hitting the road to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, where the Timberwolves are howling with a stellar 51-22 record. As the sun sets at 07:00PM EST, the Bulls will be charging into the Target Center, trailing by a dozen games in the East, while the T-Wolves are sitting pretty atop the Western conference, without a single team nipping at their heels. The bookies are expecting a high-scoring affair, setting the over/under at a spicy 213.0, with the Bulls as 8.5-point underdogs and the T-Wolves favored by the same margin. The Bulls are coming off a rough night against Brooklyn, while the Wolves are riding high after toppling Denver. So buckle up, folks, because tonight, it’s not just about the survival of the fittest, it’s a battle between the Bulls and the Wolves. And remember, in this game, it’s not the size of the Bull in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the Wolf!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 31, 2024 07:00PM EST
Location: Target Center, Minnesota

Vegas Odds

CHI ML MIN ML Over/Under Line
Open +275 -350 212.5 8.5/-8.5
Recent +210 -250 213.0 8.5/-8.5
Difference -65 +100 +0.5

Team Performance

chi Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
16W-19L

32.3% Win Probability

min Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
HOME
25W-9L

67.7% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
02/06/24 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 33 36 23 23 8 123 Over
Chicago Bulls CHI 22 25 36 32 14 129
03/17/23 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 32 27 31 23 108 131 Over
Chicago Bulls CHI 28 26 26 33 1016 139
12/18/22 Chicago Bulls CHI 34 31 32 29 126 Over
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 32 39 42 37 150
04/10/22 Chicago Bulls CHI 33 37 27 27 124 Over
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 21 26 40 33 120
02/11/22 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 27 32 32 31 122 Over
Chicago Bulls CHI 27 33 32 42 134

Bulls Vs Over/Under

Timberwolves Vs Over/Under

Bulls Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/29 vs BRO 108-125L 44 24 12 78
03/27 @ IND 125-99W 54 28 7 98
03/25 @ WAS 105-107L 46 27 11 87
03/23 @ BOS 113-124L 29 36 7 83
03/21 vs HOU 117-127L 43 23 11 94
03/18 @ POR 110-107W 40 26 9 93
03/16 @ WAS 127-98W 51 33 15 85
03/14 @ LAC 111-126L 36 28 13 86
03/13 vs IND 132-129W 48 22 11 92
03/11 @ DAL 92-127L 43 19 13 90

Timberwolves Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/29 vs DEN 111-98W 39 28 7 75
03/27 @ DET 106-91W 40 28 12 82
03/24 @ GSW 114-110W 44 30 15 84
03/22 @ CLE 104-89W 45 27 11 84
03/19 @ DEN 112-115L 37 25 7 88
03/18 vs UTA 114-104W 35 27 9 91
03/16 vs UTA 119-100W 44 31 8 93
03/12 vs LAC 118-100W 48 26 9 94
03/10 vs LAL 109-120L 38 27 11 97
03/08 vs CLE 104-114L 45 25 12 94

Starting Lineups

Bulls Notable Injuries

  • Alex Caruso GTD (SG/SF): Avg: 9.9pts, 3.8reb, 3.3ast, 28.1 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 4.8
  • Torrey Craig OUT (PF): Avg: 6.0pts, 4.0reb, 1.1ast, 19.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 2.4
  • Onuralp Bitim (SG): Avg: 3.9pts, 1.7reb, 0.7ast, 12.5 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 1.2
  • Adama Sanogo (C): Avg: 2.5pts, 1.8reb, 0.0ast, 2.9 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 0.7
  • Terry Taylor (C): Avg: 1.4pts, 1.2reb, 0.3ast, 5.9 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.4
  • Andrew Funk (SG): Avg: 0.0pts, 0.0reb, 0.0ast, 1.3 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 0.0

Timberwolves Notable Injuries

  • Luka Garza (C): Avg: 3.7pts, 1.2reb, 0.2ast, 5.1 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 1.3
  • Leonard Miller (PF/C): Avg: 1.5pts, 0.9reb, 0.5ast, 3.1 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.5
  • Josh Minott (SG): Avg: 1.5pts, 0.5reb, 0.2ast, 2.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.5
  • Wendell Moore Jr. (SG): Avg: 0.5pts, 0.4reb, 0.1ast, 2.7 minutes. Last game: 03/29/24. Impact: 0.3

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Bulls Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #25 #8 #6 #8 -3.5%
PF #12 #27 #27 #22 4.4%
PG #26 #6 #30 #23 9.4%
SF #28 #26 #18 #27 20.5%
SG #21 #23 #18 #22 4.2%

Timberwolves Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #28 #26 #5 #24 5.7%
PF #2 #19 #7 #2 -12.8%
PG #2 #30 #18 #13 -6.0%
SF #24 #3 #1 #8 -14.6%
SG #5 #12 #14 #5 -8.7%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
113.1
110.8
Rebounds per Game
41.8
42.9
Assists per Game
26.9
27.0
Steals per Game
6.7
7.7
Blocks per Game
3.9
5.9
Shots per Game
88.3
87.5
3-Pointers Made per Game
11.5
12.6
2-Pt Percentage per Game
54.0
53.4
3-Pt Percentage per Game
36.6
37.3
Turnovers per Game
10.9
10.6
Fouls per Game
17.7
17.9

Recent Trends

  • Jordan McLaughlin (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 33.5% to 13.1, 19.6 min average previous 3 games.
  • Julian Phillips (SF/PF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 33.2% to 14.9, 11.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Timberwolves have a 3-game winning streak at home. Overall, they are on a 4-game winning streak.

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