Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-6)
The Utah Jazz (4-2) go to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they'll meet the New York Knicks (4-3). New York opens this contest as 6-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 215.
The Utah Jazz faced the San Antonio Spurs and went home with a win by a final score of 130-109 in their last contest. Utah finished the game with a 55.1% field goal percentage (49 out of 89) and converted 21 of their 41 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Jazz converted 11 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 57.9%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected 57 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 29 dimes in this game as well as having 4 steals and 11 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the field on 44 out of 105 shooting. San Antonio earned 23 dimes and had 13 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Spurs collected 45 boards (14 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. San Antonio went 71.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 21 shots. They knocked down 6 of 19 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Bojan Bogdanović is one guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 28 points on 10 of 13 shooting. He played 26:58 mins played and totaled 2 rebounds. Bogdanović finished the game at 76.9% from the field and recorded 3 assists. One more player that came through in the matchup for the Jazz was Donovan Mitchell. He pulled down 4 boards and also earned 9 dimes. He finished shooting 47.1% from the floor in the matchup by hitting 8-of-17 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Mitchell played 28:36 min.
Utah comes into this one with a record of 4-2 for the season. They lose possession via turnover 15.8 times per game and as a team they commit 18.0 fouls every game. As a team, Utah is pulling in 51.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 136 assists for the season, which is 27th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are connecting on 38.0% on shots from distance (90 of 237) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 112.0 pts per game (13th in the league) while connecting on 46.1% from the field. On defense, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 41.1% on shots from downtown and they rank 8th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.7). The Jazz defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (65 of 111) and they concede 41.0 boards per game as a team. They are 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 133 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the court, the New York Knicks got the win with a final of 113-108 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 45 in the game. They rejected 6 shots while recording 9 steals in the game. The Hawks were called for 21 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, New York converted 7 of 21 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 85 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.6%. The Knicks allowed the Hawks to convert 40 out of 87 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.0% in this contest. They finished 32.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 of 31 and ended up shooting 18 of 23 at the charity stripe (78.3%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, New York allowed Atlanta to collect 40 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Julius Randle was important for the Knicks for the matchup. He converted 11 out of 19 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 57.9%, which had him sitting at 28 points. Randle pulled down 17 boards in his 43:11 minutes of playing time and accumulated 9 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for New York was RJ Barrett. He notched 26 points in his 43:45 mins played by going 10 out of 19 from the floor in this contest. Barrett ended the game having shot 52.6% from the field as well as earning 5 assists and 11 boards.
New York has a win-loss record of 4-3 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Knicks are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which has them ranked 15th in the NBA. New York has scored 723 pts so far this year (103.3 per contest) and they pull down 46.9 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 23.4 times per contest (21st in the league) and they turn the ball over 17.6 times per game. The Knicks are committing 21.7 fouls per game while shooting 75.7% from the free throw line. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 105.1. The New York defense allows 29.5% on shots from beyond the arc (79 of 268) and their opponents are knocking down 73.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 23.0 dimes and 44.1 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 10th and 13th in basketball. They are forcing 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (+6)
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