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NBA: New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz Prediction 12/13/2023

The New York Knicks (13-9) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (7-16) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

The Knicks notched a win against the Raptors in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 136-130. Going into the second half the Knicks held the lead at 66-60.

Across their last ten games, the Knicks are 6-4 and have an overall record of 13-9 as they prepare to take on the Jazz. When looking at home vs. road games, the Knicks are 7-3 at home and 6-6 on the road this season.

New York has an overall ATS record of 13-9 as they come into today’s game. In their last two games as underdogs, the Knicks have faced ATS losses, and they have a 9-4 record against the spread as favorites.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Jazz fell to the Thunder by a score of 134-120. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 66-52, the Jazz picked up the win.

Coming into today’s game against the Knicks, the Jazz are 7-16 overall and are looking to snap their three game losing streak. When playing on the road, the Jazz are 1-11 this season compared to their 6-5 record at home.

Utah comes in with an overall ATS record of 11-12 so far this season. Utah has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 3-9 ATS on the road compared to 8-3 at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Through 22 games the Knicks are averaging 113.1 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. The Knicks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.6 made 3’s per game. New York is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 7th in fewest turnovers per game.

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Through 23 games games, Utah is averaging 111.3 points per game (23rd). The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.2 made 3’s per game. If the Utah offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 18th in made free-throws per game.

Knicks Team Defense

At this time, the Knicks’ defense is positioned 6th in the NBA, permitting 109.7 points per game.

The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.7% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

Jazz Team Defense

Facing New York, the Jazz aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.3 points allowed per game (25th).

Opponents are hitting 56.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.7% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Knicks And Jazz

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jalen Brunson is set to be the main scorer for the Knicks, recording 20 points and shooting 7/14 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24.6 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds.

On the other side, Lauri Markkanen is our projected leading scorer for the Jazz. We have him ending the game with a team-high 14 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.4%, and his scoring average is 23.7 points per game.

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  • In their last five games away from home, the Knicks have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
  • Although Utah has a straight up record of 1-9 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-8. The team averaged 105 points per game in these games.
  • The last five games that Utah was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Knicks have a straight up record of 9-1 and an ATS mark of 7-3.

Knicks vs Jazz Prediction

Not only do we have the Knicks winning this one by a score of 111-103, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Knicks at -5.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 226.5 and given that our model is projecting 214 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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