Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/11/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The New York Knicks welcome the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
The Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Timberwolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 143-118 in their last contest. Utah ended with a 41.9% FG percentage (44 of 105) and knocked down 12 of 34 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Jazz converted 18 of their 21 shots for a rate of 85.7%. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 50 with 21 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 27 assists in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When talking about defending, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 57.1% from the floor on 56 of 98 shooting. Minnesota distributed 35 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, Minnesota pulled down 47 boards (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Minnesota finished shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 8 of 8 shots. They knocked down 23 of their 43 tries from distance. When it comes to personal fouls, the Jazz left the arena with 12 and the Timberwolves recorded 19 personal fouls.
Collin Sexton is someone who played a role in this matchup. He accumulated 22 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and also collected 5 boards. Sexton ended up going 60.0% from the field and also distributed 5 dimes.
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Utah will enter this matchup with a mark of 27-29 this season. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 44.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,442 dimes this year, which has them ranked 9th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Jazz are connecting on 36.4% on 3-pointers (803 of 2,208) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. They average 117.5 points per outing (4th in the league) while connecting on 47.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz are forcing 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.0 fouls. They currently rank 8th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,348 relinquished for the campaign. The Jazz defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 48.1% (2,431 of 5,050) and they surrender 43.6 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 36.4% on 3-pointers while they are 24th in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.1).
The last time they took the court, the Knicks walked away with a victory by a final of 102-98 when they faced the Magic. The Knicks were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 43 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Magic earned 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.4%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, New York buried 15 out of their 43 tries (34.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Knicks went 37 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.7%. The Knicks allowed the Magic to convert 37 out of their 79 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.8% for the contest. They finished shooting 24.0% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 25 and finished the game at 18 of 24 at the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, New York permitted Orlando to collect 41 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Jalen Brunson was important for the Knicks for this game. Brunson earned 25 points in his 39 mins on the court and totaled 5 dimes in this contest. He buried 9 of 13 for the contest for a field goal rate of 69.2%, and had 2 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 30-26 for the season. The Knicks are committing 20.8 personal fouls per game while shooting 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.6 times per contest (28th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game. New York has tallied 6,394 pts for the season (114.2 per game) and they pull in 47.1 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Knicks are hitting on 45.9% from the field, which is ranked 25th in basketball.
The Knicks on defense are ranked 11th in the league in PPG allowed with 112.4. They have forced 12.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (3rd in the NBA). The New York defense allows 34.9% on three-point shots (731 of 2,097) and their opponents are converting on 77.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 24.8 assists and 43.8 total boards per game, which ranks them 11th and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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