New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz - 11/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (3-3) at New York Knicks (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks meet early Sunday afternoon in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Utah Jazz look for their second road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 94 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 93.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 20 points and 4.3 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 17.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Joe Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last eight road games.
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The New York Knicks look for back-to-back victories for the first time this season to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 100.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.8 points and 2.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 17 points and 6.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing two rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last five home games.
The Jazz are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Jazz are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in New York and 5-21 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
I'm not sure what to make of the Knicks yet, but a road win over the Chicago Bulls did impress me and convince me a little that New York has the potential to be decent. The Jazz are a tough team to play, but I side with the Knicks at home in a pick em game. This is a very early game and the home team usually has the advantage in these spots. New York should have just enough offense to get the job done here.