New York Knicks at Utah Jazz - 1/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (12-4) vs New York Knicks (8-10)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -10.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Utah Jazz meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 101.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.7 points and 6.1 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 3.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 113.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.3 points and five assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.4 points and 1.9 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.4 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 11-4 in Knicks last 15 overall. The over is 7-2 in Jazz last 9 Tuesday games. The Knicks are 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Utah and 25-6 ATS in the last 31 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are probably a team you shouldn't be looking to bet against, as they're one of the hotter teams in the league and have been covering numbers during this winning stretch. However, this line is showing no respect to a Knicks team that's overachieved, plays hard and has been kind to bettors as well. The Knicks lose by an average of 0.9 points as an underdog and are outscoring teams by eight points in their last five games overall. This line is too steep for me to back the Jazz. Give me the Knicks and the points.