New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Vivint Arena is the site where the Utah Jazz (32-21) will try to beat the New York Knicks (24-29) on Monday.
The Knicks stepped onto the hardwood against the Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 122-115 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Knicks ended up walking away with 26 and the Lakers finished the game with 13 fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 34 tries from distance. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 60.7% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 28 attempts. Moreover, Los Angeles grabbed 43 boards (14 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Los Angeles doled out 57 dimes and had 29 steals in this matchup. Regarding defending, New York allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the floor on 48 of 102 shooting. They also distributed 24 assists in the game while creating 7 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 56 with 15 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Knicks converted 26 of 36 shots for a percentage of 72.2%. New York wrapped up the game with a 39.8% FG percentage (39 out of 98) and converted 11 of their 38 shots from 3-point land.
Julius Randle is one guy who had an impact in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 32 points on 11 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 41 minutes played and snagged 16 rebounds. Randle went 50.0% from the floor and totaled 7 dimes.
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New York steps onto the court with a mark of 24-29 for the campaign. They average 104.4 pts per game (27th in basketball) while going 43.6% from the field. The Knicks are hitting 35.5% on shots from downtown (690 of 1,942) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a team, New York is pulling in 45.8 boards per game and is sitting with 1,134 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 13.6 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.7 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Knicks are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.5 fouls. They currently rank 18th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,292 conceded on the season. The Knicks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (2,020 of 4,577) and they relinquish 43.9 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 34.7% on three-point shots and they are 7th in the NBA in points per game allowed (105.2).
When they last played, the Jazz went home victorious with a score of 125-102 against the Nets. The Jazz were able to collect 41 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 50 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Nets earned 9 fouls for this contest which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Utah converted 17 of their 38 tries (44.7%). When all was said and done, the Jazz ended up shooting 48 out of 85 from the floor which had them shooting 56.5%. The Jazz permitted the Nets to make 41 of their 99 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.4% in this contest. They shot 35.3% from 3-point land by hitting 12 out of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 11 from the free throw line (72.7%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Utah allowed Brooklyn to snag 26 in all (16 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell ended up having an impact for the Jazz in this matchup. Mitchell totaled 27 points in his 22 minutes on the court and totaled 6 dimes for this contest. He buried 8 of 10 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Utah has a record of 32-21 for the year. The Jazz have committed 18.8 fouls every game and they go 77.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.2 times per contest (28th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per game. Utah has totaled 6,023 pts for the campaign (113.6 per game) and they pull down 45.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Jazz are hitting on 47.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in the league.
The Utah defense allows 34.4% on three-point shots (623 of 1,811) and opponents are converting on 75.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 23.3 dimes and 42.1 total boards per game, ranking them 9th and 2nd in basketball. The Jazz on defense are ranked 13th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 107.6. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (14th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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