Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Odds
Utah pays a visit to New York on Saturday, hoping to send the Knicks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
This season the Knicks are 37-22 overall and 30-29 ATS against the number, while the Jazz are 32-30 and 30-31-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, New York is 27-30-2 on the OU, and Utah is 30-31-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 12 and the Jazz at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-98 result in favor of the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 22-rated squad against Utah's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 1 in the league with 10.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 6 per outing.
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.6 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Utah lost its last outing, an 89-88 result against the Bulls on March 8. The Jazz covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Utah got 23 points from Al Jefferson but lost anyway 89-88 against the Bulls on Friday at United Center.
The Knicks were a 95-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. J.R. Smith chucked in 36 points for New York on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 95-94 at Madison Square Garden.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Jazz at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 13 games when playing on the road against New York
Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing New York
Utah is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 9 games at home
New York is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Utah home to Detroit, Monday, March 11
New York at Golden State, Monday, March 11