Jazz vs. Knicks - 3/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (12-49) at Utah Jazz (26-36)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -13.5 -- Over/Under: 184 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, ROOT
The New York Knicks and Utah Jazz meet Tuesday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The New York Knicks look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 13 points and 4.3 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 11 points and 2.8 assists. Quincy Acy is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Jason Smith is dishing 1.6 assists. The New York Knicks continue to be the Knicks, as they’re coming off a loss to the Nuggets in which they shot just 38.7 percent from the field. The Knicks can’t wait for this season to end, especially on the road where they’ve won just four games all year long. Tim Hardaway Jr. is questionable with a back injury.
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The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 96 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.5 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.5 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are really playing some quality basketball, which includes allowing 40.4 percent shooting in their last five games. The Jazz have won nine of their last 11 games when allowing less than 100 points. This is Utah’s first home game of the month.
The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Jazz are 22-10-1 ATS in their last 33 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Knicks are 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Utah and 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
Utah is just 6-5 ATS when favored by double digits. You guys know how I feel about big chalk, which is why I'm backing the Knicks here. The best bet however may be to leave this game alone.