Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Utah Jazz travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 18-23 and a road record of 6-14. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 97.1 points per game while giving up 97.2 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 21-22 and a home record of 12-8. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Rodney Hood averages 13.1 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Utah averages 97.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
New York averages 99.3 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 13.8 per game. The Knicks allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-19-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 16-25-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 25-18-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 23-19-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/13/16 F Derrick Favors Back out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Carmelo Anthony Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
01/18/16 F Kevin Seraphin Ribs "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
01/18/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Foot is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Utah
01/05/16 F Lou Amundson Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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