New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 11/15/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+5)
The New York Knicks are on their way to Vivint Arena on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Utah Jazz. Utah opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Knicks stepped onto the hardwood against the Thunder and ended up losing by a score of 145-135 in their last contest. New York walked away from the contest with a 49.5% FG percentage (48 out of 97) and converted 10 out of their 31 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Knicks buried 29 of their 33 attempts for a percentage of 87.9%. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 35 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 19 turnovers and having 13 steals. When discussing defense, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 62.5% from the floor on 55 out of 88 shooting. Oklahoma City earned 31 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. On top of that, Oklahoma City pulled down 38 boards (4 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Oklahoma City ended up shooting 90.0% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 20 attempts. They made 17 of 31 shots from beyond the arc. In reference to personal fouls, the Knicks finished with 18 and the Thunder had 27 personal fouls.
Cam Reddish is one guy who was important for the matchup. He walked away with 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played 33 mins and also collected 3 boards. Reddish walked away from this one shooting 58.8% from the floor and totaled 2 assists.
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New York heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 6-7 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 14.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 22.2 fouls per game. As a unit, New York is pulling down 47.4 rebounds per game and has 316 assists on the campaign, which ranks 22nd in the league in terms of passing. The Knicks are shooting 32.5% on 3-pointers (150 of 462) and 78.8% from the free throw line. They average 114.7 pts per contest (12th in the league) while connecting on 45.4% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 21.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 21st in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 350 conceded on the year. The Knicks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.4% (549 of 1,210) and they concede 46.4 boards per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 35.5% from 3-point land while they are 25th in basketball in points per game allowed (116.8).
In their last game, the Jazz took a loss by a score of 105-98 when they faced the 76ers. In relation to attacking the glass, Utah permitted Philadelphia to get 39 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 17.4% from distance by shooting 4 out of 23 and finished the contest at 21 out of 26 at the charity stripe (80.8%). The Jazz allowed the 76ers to bury 40 out of their 83 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.2% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Jazz finished the game shooting 37 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.4%. With respect to three-point shots, Utah made 11 of 37 tries (29.7%). They were able to bury 13 of those for a clip of 56.5%. The 76ers earned 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Jazz pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive rebounds totaling 50 in the game.
Malik Beasley ended up having an impact for the Jazz in the matchup. Beasley totaled 18 points in his 29 mins on the court and tallied 2 dimes for the contest. He made 6 of 13 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Utah has a mark of 10-5 so far this season. The Jazz have committed 21.8 fouls every game and they hit 76.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 27.7 times per game (5th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.7 times per contest. Utah has totaled 1,754 pts for the season (116.9 per contest) and they pull down 44.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Jazz are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which ranks 17th in basketball.
The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 14th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 112.7. They are forcing 15.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the floor (20th in basketball). The Utah defense allows 32.5% on shots from distance (148 of 455) and opponents are knocking down 75.6% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 20.9 dimes and 44.5 rebounds per game, which ranks them 2nd and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah (-5)
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