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New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz

January 30, 2024


The Utah Jazz will travel to New York, New York to face the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday evening and will air on MSG.

The Utah Jazz are in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 24-24 and are coming off a blowout loss on the road against the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 114-147 which also ended their two-game winning streak. Utah has been one of the worst defensive teams in the league this season as they are allowing the 8th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 119.3 points per game. 

Offensively, the Jazz have been a slightly above-average team as they are averaging 117.89 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.59 points per game. Lauri Markkanen has been one of the main catalysts for the offensive success Utah has had this season as he leads the team in scoring with an average of 24 points per game while also leading the team in rebounds with an average of 8.8 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz will look to bounce back following the loss on the road against the Nets when they travel to face the New York Knicks.

New York exhaled a little yesterday after learning Julius Randle will only miss a few weeks rather than missing multiple months with a shoulder injury. Randle has played a pivotal role in the Knicks having the 4th best record in the NBA at 30-17 as he is 2nd on the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. The Knicks have already won a game in the absence of Randle with a 113-92 win on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday which extended their winning streak to seven games. 

New York has been a slightly below-average team offensively as they are averaging 115.37 points per game, however, they have been one of the best teams defensively in the NBA this season as they are allowing the 2nd fewest points per game with an average of 109.8 points allowed per game. The New York Knicks will look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday evening.

BookMaker has the New York Knicks listed as 4-point favorites at home against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday evening. Utah has won seven of the last ten while New York has won two of the previous three meetings. The Jazz have covered the spread in six of the last ten while the Knicks have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. 

The Utah Jazz are 28-19-1 ATS overall, 12-14-1 ATS on the road, and 19-16-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the New York Knicks are 27-18-2 ATS overall, 13-7-1 ATS at home, and 19-9 ATS as a favorite on the year.

New York enters this game with a better record and has been one of the hottest teams in the NBA as they are on a seven-game winning streak while also having been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three matchups. The Knicks have been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series, going 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups while having been one of the better teams at covering the spread in the league with a record of 27-18-2 ATS overall and 13-7-1 ATS at home while the Jazz are 12-14-1 ATS on the road. As a result, I am laying the points with the New York Knicks when they host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. 

Spooky Express Pick: New York Knicks -4