New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+11)
The Utah Jazz (12-4) play the New York Knicks (8-10) at Vivint Arena on Tuesday. The line on this game has Utah as 11-point favorites. The O/U opens at 212.5.
The New York Knicks faced the Portland Blazers and took a loss by a score of 116-113 in their last game. New York finished with a 45.3% FG percentage (39 of 86) and made 12 out of their 29 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Knicks knocked down 23 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 92.0%. In regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 47 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 dimes for the matchup while earning 9 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to the defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 47.0% from the field on 39 of 83 shooting. Portland totaled 19 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Blazers collected 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Portland ended up going 91.3% at the charity stripe by burying 21 of 23 tries. They also knocked down 17 of their 46 tries from beyond the arc.
Immanuel Quickley is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He finished with 31 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 24:00 mins and snagged 3 boards. Quickley went 50.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in this contest for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He grabbed 7 boards and also accounted for 5 dimes. He shot 38.9% from the field in the matchup by shooting 7-of-18 (25 points). When the final whistle blew, Randle saw the court for 32:41 minutes.
New York will play this game with a win-loss record of 8-10 for the campaign. They are averaging 101.9 points per game (30th in the NBA) while connecting on 44.2% from the field. The Knicks are hitting 34.8% on 3-point shots (169 of 486) and 75.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is snagging 47.6 boards per contest and has tallied 386 assists this year, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.9 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. The Knicks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (216 of 360) and they concede 45.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 403 surrendered for the season. They concede 31.4% on three-point shots while they are 1st in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (103.6).
In their last game, the Utah Jazz walked away with a victory by a final of 127-108 when they faced the Golden State Warriors. The Jazz were able to collect 43 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 57 in the game. They also rejected 4 shots while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Warriors were called for 21 fouls in this game which took the Jazz to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of them for a clip of 77.3%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Utah buried 20 of 50 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Jazz walked away from this one shooting 45 for 94 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.9%. The Jazz permitted the Warriors to make 42 of 93 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 45.2% in this game. They shot 35.9% from three-point range by shooting 14 of 39 and ended up going 10 out of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Utah allowed Golden State to pull down 35 in all (4 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell was important for the Jazz in this matchup. He buried 9 of 18 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Mitchell grabbed 7 rebounds in his 27:28 minutes of time on the court and added 6 assists in the game. An additional guy that played a role for Utah was Mike Conley. He ended up scoring 17 points in 26:57 minutes on the court via 6 out of 11 shooting for the game. Conley ended the game having shot 54.5% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 2 boards.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 12-4 so far this year. The Jazz are responsible for committing 18.4 fouls per game and they connect on 71.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.8 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.5 times per contest. Utah has earned 1,811 pts on the season (113.2 per contest) and they grab 49.4 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in the league. The Jazz on defense are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG allowed with 106.1. They are able to force 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the floor (3rd in the NBA). The Utah defense surrenders 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (179 of 513) and their opposition makes 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 23.0 assists and 42.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is 7th and 6th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+11)
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