Utah Jazz at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Utah Jazz travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 6-8. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 98.3 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 7-6. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 104.9, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 5-8-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 8-5-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ricky Rubio comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Rodney Hood averages 15.7 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 97%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 29.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 98.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.8 per game. The Jazz allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 15th in the league with 106 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.08. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Knicks are 8th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Knicks surrender 104.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 40.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Jazz are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.2, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
New York is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Knicks are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 11th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York -4.5
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