The New York Knicks continue a brutal stretch of their schedule when they take on the Utah Jazz on Monday evening. New York has lost five of its last six, but the Knicks (24-29) have played the Lakers, Grizzlies, Bucks and Cavaliers during that span. Now they take on another contender in the Jazz (32-21), a team coming off back-to-back victories against the Nets and Nuggets. Derrick Rose (ankle) remains out for New York, while the Jazz will be without Rudy Gobert (calf). Rudy Gay (knee) and Jordan Clarkson (knee) are questionable for Utah.
Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET in Salt Lake City. Caesars Sportsbook lists Utah as the 8.5-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Jazz odds. The over-under for total points is set at 218.5. Before making any Jazz vs. Knicks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set his sights on Knicks vs. Jazz, and just locked in their picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Jazz vs. Knicks:
- Knicks vs. Jazz spread: Jazz -8.5
- Knicks vs. Jazz over-under: 218.5 points
- Knicks vs. Jazz money line: Jazz -360, Knicks +285
- NYK: The Knicks are 12-13 against the spread in road games
- UTAH: The Jazz are 9-18 against the spread in home games
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Why the Knicks can cover
The Knicks are facing a Jazz team that ranks second-worst in the NBA in turnover creation on defense, and New York has its own strengths. The Knicks are No. 7 in the NBA in offensive rebound rate (28.7 percent) and No. 4 in the NBA in second-chance points (14.4 per game). New York is also in the top 10 of the league in 3-pointers (13.0 per game) and free-throw attempts (22.2 per game), with above-average marks in 3-point accuracy and turnover prevention.
On defense, the Knicks hold opponents to 109.4 points per 100 possessions, with top-seven rankings in field-goal percentage allowed (44.1 percent), 2-point percentage allowed (51.4 percent), points in the paint allowed (42.0 per game) and second-chance points allowed (12.5 per game). New York is above-average in blocking shots and grabbing defensive rebounds, and Utah is No. 27 in the NBA in fast-break points and No. 28 in the NBA in assists.
Why the Jazz can cover
After a recent stretch where the Jazz went 2-6 without him in the lineup, Utah was happy to welcome leading scorer Donovan Mitchell back against Brooklyn last week. He only played 22 minutes, but he hit 8 of 10 shots from the field and was 6 of 7 from 3-point range on his way to an extremely efficient 27-point night. He also dished out six assists and grabbed three rebounds.
Utah leads the league with 113.6 points per game and shoots 36.4 percent from 3-point range, ranking fourth in the league in that category. Mitchell leads the way at 25.5 points per game, but Utah is also getting great supplementary scoring from Bojan Bogdanovic (17.9 ppg), Mike Conley (14.3 ppg) and, if he’s able to go, Clarkson (15.5 ppg), so even a stingy New York defense will have a lot to think about in this one.
How to make Knicks vs. jazz picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 210 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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