The New York Knicks take on the Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. New York is 15-19 at home and 15-14 against Western Conference foes, while Utah is 18-15 on the road and 2-7 in the first games of back-to-back contests, as is the case on Sunday. Jazz point guard Mike Conley will sit Sunday’s game out, while the team continues to manage his workload following his comeback from last season’s knee injury.
Utah is favored by 3.5-points in the latest Knicks vs. Jazz odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 220.5. Before entering any Jazz vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Knicks vs. Jazz spread: Knicks +3.5
- Knicks vs. Jazz over-under: 220.5 points
Featured Game | New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz
What you need to know about the Knicks
After four straight losses coming out of the All-Star break, the Knicks have been better over their last seven games and won another on Friday against Washington, 100-97. R.J. Barrett has emerged as the team’s most explosive offensive threat this year, and had 18 points in the win, while Julius Randle added 18 in the victory. New York won despite a poor shooting performance as a team, as the Knicks hit just 34.4 percent of their attempts from the field and just 30.3 percent of their 3-point attempts.
One of the things that has powered New York’s recent run of success has been its effort on the glass. New York has averaged the second-most rebounds in the league over its last three games. Over his last four games, Randle has averaged 10.5 boards and over Mitchell Robinson’s last five, the center has averaged 10 rebounds.
What you need to know about the Jazz
Meanwhile, Utah made easy work of the Los Angeles Clippers this past Friday and carried off a 121-92 win. With Utah ahead 71-34 at the half, the matchup was all but over already. Center Rudy Gobert dropped a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds, keeping him tied with Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis for the second-most double-doubles in the NBA this season (45). The Jazz got top performances off their bench from Jordan Clarkson (20 points) and Jared Butler (21 points) as well.
Something that has provided a boost for Utah in recent games has been its 3-point shooting. For the season, the Jazz have shot 36.5 percent from beyond the arc, but over their last three, that mark has been 39.7 percent. Butler should look to stay aggressive against the Knicks on Sunday after he hit 5-of-10 three-pointers against the Clippers.
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