Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The New York Knicks head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 10 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 27-43. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 108.7 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 43-28. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 96.5, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 36-34-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 35-35-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-38-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 36-35-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/20/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/20/17 PG Shelvin Mack Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. New York
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
Derrick Rose comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Knicks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Rudy Gobert averages 13.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.39 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.3 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.79 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Jazz allow 96.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +10
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