Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Knicks vs Jazz Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the new York Knicks taking on the Utah Jazz Wednesday December 9 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
New York Knicks (10-12) vs. Utah Jazz (9-10)
Date: Wednesday December 9
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -3
NBA Betting Total: 190
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the Jazz have lost 3 of their last 4 games and they are back at home tonight where they are a 3-point betting favorite facing the Knicks. New York has been a mild surprise this season, but they have still lost 2 in a row and are 2-games under .500.
All the talk in New York is about rookie Kristaps Porzingis and while he is playing well the face of the franchise Carmelo Anthony is only shooting 40% from the floor. However, while he missed the last game facing the Jazz he lit them up for a combined 80 points on 60% shooting in his last 2 games facing them.
In their last games the Jazz lost to the Sacramento Kings 114-106 and the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks 104-97.
This season the Jazz are 4-4 at home and the Knicks are 5-5 on the road.
New York Knicks
The Knicks got off to a good start this season, but they have lost 6 of their last 8 games. In their last 8 games they are only averaging 94.1 ppg and are shooting below 30% from beyond the 3-pt arc.
New York ranks 23rd in the league in scoring, but they have played good D ranking 10th in opponents’ points allowed.
The Knicks only have 3 players averaging in double figures led by Anthony, (21.5 ppg), who has scored fewer than 18 points in 4 of his last 5 games.
Last season the Jazz swept the 2-game series with the Knicks.
One reason the Jazz have been struggling as of late is they have been without injured center Rudy Gobert, who leads the team in rebounds and is the defensive stopper in the plaint.
He is out again tonight and Utah has given up an average of 110.5 ppg in their last 4 games.
Utah has to play solid D to win, which they have not done as of late, as they rank 22nd in the league in scoring and 3rd in opponents’ points allowed.
Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors have been playing well as of late, but they have not gotten much help and the aforementioned defense is the main issue.
Favors is averaging 21 ppg and 10.8 rpg in the last 4 games when he had a double-double in each. Last season in the 2 wins over the Knicks he combined for 50 points and 24 rebounds.
The Jazz have lost 2 of their last 3 home games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BOS is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- NY is e 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- NY is 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- UTAH is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss.
- UTAH is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up loss.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Knicks have covered the spread in 12 of their last 13 games facing the Jazz in Utah and I think that trend will continue.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Knicks ATS
With the Jazz really struggling on D I am going with the Knicks in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 106 – Jazz 100
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