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Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Prediction & Betting Tips 12/13/2023

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Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks 12/13/2023:
  • Take the Knicks on the moneyline
  • The Knicks should also cover at -5.5
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

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The Knicks and Jazz are set to face off at 9:00 ET on KJZZ. The Jazz will host the game at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Knicks are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Jazz. The game’s over/under currently sits at 226.5 points. Check out BetCoco for Utah Jazz – New York Knicks odds

Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last five head to head matchups, the Jazz have had the upper-hand, going 3-2. When looking at the last three head-to-head matchups between the Knicks and Jazz, only 1 point per game has separated the teams, with the Knicks going 2-1 vs. the spread.

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Knicks offense has averaged 113 points per game while allowing an average of 113. New York posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • In their last five games at home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 100 points per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Jazz have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Utah posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • The Knicks have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Prediction

Coming into today’s game vs. the Jazz, the Knicks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 13-9. The team currently sits 6th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Atlantic division.

Against the spread, New York are currently above .500, at 13-9 ATS. The Knicks maintain an ATS record of 7-5 on the road, while they have a 6-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

So far over half of the Knicks’ games have surpassed the over/under lines, putting their over/under record at 12-10-0. The average points per game in their played games is 212.0, with an average over/under line of 221.2.

New York’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 136 points vs. the Raptors. Overall, they hit 60.5% of their shots from the field and went 15/23 from the free-throw line. Leading the Knicks in scoring vs. the Raptors was Julius Randle with his 34 points. RJ Barrett also added 27 points for the Knicks.

In the current season, the Knicks defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the NBA by allowing 109.7 points per game.

For the season, New York is ranked 28th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 19.5 free-throws per game vs. the Knicks and have an overall field goal percentage of 47.7%.

So far this season, the Jazz has a record of 7-16, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Knicks. In away games this season, the Jazz have put together a 1-11 record, whereas they have a 6-5 record when playing at home.

For this season, Utah has an ATS record of 11-12, along with an ongoing three game losing streak against the spread. In their last two road games, Utah has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 3-9 on the road as opposed to 8-3 at home.

In terms of their over/under record, the Jazz are 13-10-0 so far this season. The average over/under line in their games is 229.1 and they have a 2.5 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

Utah finished with 120 points in their game against the Thunder. This total surpasses their season-average of 111.3 points per game. In terms of offense, the Jazz have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 27th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 23rd in percentage and 10th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Jazz’s defense holds the 25th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.3 points per game.

Utah’s defense is currently forcing 16.7 turnovers per game, which is 30th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 9th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.9 rejections per game.

Based on our analysis, we foresee the Knicks winning the game with a predicted score of 111-103.

Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Betting Tips

  • Take the Knicks on the moneyline
  • The Knicks should also cover at -5.5
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

Utah Jazz Injury Report

  • Jordan Clarkson – Thigh – Out
  • Lauri Markkanen – Hamstring – Questionable
  • John Collins – Illness – Questionable
  • Walker Kessler – Foot – Questionable

New York Knicks Injury Report

  • Mitchell Robinson – Ankle – Out
  • Immanuel Quickley – Knee – Questionable

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