New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz 01/08/2020 NBA Picks and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz 01/08/2020 – The Utah Jazz will be putting their six-game winning streak on the line against the suddenly rejuvenated New York Knicks. Utah has once again reasserted its place as one of the top teams in the West following successive victories, some of which against elite opponents. Online Bookmakers are also high on the Jazz heading into the game, putting them an11-point road favorites over the Knicks.
New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz 01/08/2020
New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz 01/08/2020 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks dropped their third straight game to the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-87, yet there is a growing optimism surrounding this team since the ouster of David Fizdale from his head coaching position. RJ Barrett had another excellent outing with 19 points and five boards, while Julius Randle tallied 15 points and 10 boards. A cold 4-for-20 clip from the three-point arc certainly didn’t help the Knicks’cause in that game.
Players to Watch: Marcus Morris (19.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Julius Randle (18.6 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 3.3 APG)
R.J. Barrett (13.7 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.6 APG)
Utah Jazz Betting
The Jazz has been on a roll since acquiring Jordan Clarkson from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Dante Exum. In their recent win over the Pelicans 128-126, Clarkson recorded 16 points to lead Utah’s bench. Bojan Bogdanovic starred with 35 points, Joe Ingles scored 22 and Donovan Mitchell contributed 19 markers.
Players to Watch: Donovan Mitchell (25.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.4 APG)
Bojan Bogdanovic (20.9 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.0 APG)
Rudy Gobert (14.5 PPG, 14.4 RPG, 1.5 APG)
New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz 01/08/2020 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
New York are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Utah are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
New York Knicks
Marcus Morris PF Neck is “?” Wednesday vs Utah
Mike Conley PG Hamstring is out indefinitely
New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
Legal betting sites are beginning to put more respect on the Jazz, who will come into the game with a double-digit handicap. However, the Knicks could spring some surprise on any given day so NBA bettors should really be aware of New York’s capability of covering the spread.
Moneyline: My money is on the red-hot Jazz. Other than they are the much superior team on paper, Utah is 5-0 at home against Eastern Conference opponents this season.
ATS: The Jazz is on a six-game ATS winning run before the streak ended in a two-point win against the Pelicans in their last game. An 11-point handicap won’t do much as I expect them to cover the 11-point winning margin.
TOTALs: The total opened at 218.5 points. The Jazz has been really limiting opponents’ scores under 100 points in their last three games before giving up 126 against the Pelicans. My pick is UNDER as I believe the Jazz will hold the Knicks under the century mark.
Score Prediction: 106 – 95 Jazz