Utah Jazz (6-8) at New York Knicks (7-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 201 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Utah Jazz could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 98.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Rodney Hood is averaging 15.7 points and 2.3 rebounds while Donovan Mitchell is averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio dishing 5.6 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost six of their last seven road games.
The New York Knicks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 106 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 29.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.2 points and 2.8 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won six of their last eight home games.
The Jazz are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in New York, 5-21 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The New York Knicks look like a decent team at the moment, and they're riding that confidence and having fun, especially at home where they've won six of their last eight and are shooting 48.8 percent from the field. Utah is shooting under 40 percent in its last five games when allowing 47.7 percent shooting during that span. The Utah Jazz are in serious trouble as long as Gobert is out due to injury. The Knicks should win this game rather easily.