Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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The New York Knicks travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 192.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 10-12 and a road record of 5-5. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 97.2 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 9-9 and a home record of 4-4. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 95.9, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.6 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Alec Burks averages 15.3 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
New York averages 97.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Utah averages 97.3 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 18th with 15.3 per game. The Jazz allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-10-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-12-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 11-6-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 7-11-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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