Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Prediction, 3/20/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The New York Knicks (30-40) will compete against the Utah Jazz (44-26) at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
The Jazz faced the Clippers and walked away with a win by a score of 121-92 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Jazz finished with 18 and the Clippers recorded 12 fouls. They also made 11 out of their 35 shots from distance. Los Angeles finished shooting 90.5% from the free throw line by burying 19 of 21 attempts. In addition, Los Angeles grabbed 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Los Angeles totaled 43 dimes and had 23 steals for the game. Pertaining to the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 36.0% from the floor on 31 out of 86 shooting. They also dished out 30 assists for the contest while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 59 with 15 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Jazz buried 11 of their 14 tries for a rate of 78.6%. Utah ended the contest having earned a 48.5% field goal percentage (47 of 97) and knocked down 16 out of their 44 shots from distance.
Rudy Gobert is one player who came through in this matchup. He totaled 19 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He played for 27 mins and pulled down 16 rebounds. Gobert walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists.
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Utah comes into this matchup with a record of 44-26 for the year. They are turning it over 14.2 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Utah is collecting 46.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,579 dimes on the year, which is 26th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Jazz are shooting 36.5% on 3-point shots (1,035 of 2,837) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.1 pts per game (6th in basketball) while connecting on 47.2% from the floor.
On defense, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They are giving up 34.2% from 3-point land and they rank 9th in the league in opponents points per game (107.4). The Jazz are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.0% (2,832 of 6,287) and they relinquish 41.8 boards per game as a group. They are 6th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,612 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Knicks walked away with a victory by a final of 100-97 when they played the Wizards. In regard to team rebounding, New York allowed Washington to pull down 35 in all (3 on the offensive side). They finished 38.2% from downtown by connecting on 13 of 34 and ended up shooting 16 out of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). The Knicks permitted the Wizards to convert 34 of their 79 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 43.0% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Knicks finished 31 out of 90 from the field which had them at 34.4%. With respect to three-point attempts, New York made 10 out of 33 tries (30.3%). They were able to make 28 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.8%. The Wizards were called for 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 36 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 9 steals for the game. The Knicks earned 41 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive boards for a total of 60 for the game.
Mitchell Robinson pitched in for the Knicks for the game. Robinson totaled 15 points in his 31 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He made 6 out of 10 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and added 12 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss mark of 30-40 so far this season. The Knicks commit 20.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.6 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per game. New York has accumulated 7,432 points on the campaign (106.2 per game) and they pull in 46.6 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Knicks are hitting on 43.6% from the field, which is 27th in the league.
The Knicks defensively are ranked 8th in the league in points per game surrendered with 106.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (5th in the league). The New York defense gives up 34.4% on three-point shots (893 of 2,595) and their opponents are converting on 76.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 24.3 assists and 43.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 15th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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