Knicks vs. Jazz - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (18-23) at New York Knicks (21-22)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, MSG
The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks meet Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Utah Jazz need a nice win after losing six of their last nine games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 97.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.6 points and five rebounds while Rodney Hood is averaging 13.1 points and 2.6 assists. Trey Burke is dishing 2.6 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The New York Knicks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.5 points and 3.9 assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing eight rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing four assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.2 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have won five straight home games.
The Jazz are 4-14-3 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Jazz are 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New York and 6-21 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Knicks are flat out rolling right now and have really played consistent ball at home. The Jazz continue to struggle and have played even worse on the road. The Knicks should win and cover the tiny number.