Utah Jazz (4-3) at New York Knicks (4-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +6 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 112 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.3 points and five assists while Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20.2 points and 5.3 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.1 points and 7.4 assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.6 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-21-2 ATS in their last 29 games as a favorite. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 overall. The Jazz are 3-12 ATS in the last 15 meetings in New York and 6-24 ATS in the last 30 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are on the end of a back to back, and they're fresh off a game against an undermanned Nets squad where the offense just couldn't get going. This is starting to become a trend for the Jazz, as half court offense isn't consistent enough to get steady results. The New York Knicks are a team we've quietly been backing early this season and while the hot streak may not continue long term, there's no doubt this team looks decent for once and continues to cover numbers. Until it cools off, I'm not sure why you wouldn't be looking to keep backing the Knicks in the underdog role. Give me the points with the Knicks again.