The New York Knicks make their annual trip to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz on Monday. New York is 24-29 overall and 11-14 in road games this season. Utah is 17-10 at home and 32-21 overall during the the 2021-22 campaign. Rudy Gobert (calf) and Joe Ingles (knee) are out for the Jazz, with Jordan Clarkson (knee) and Rudy Gay (knee) listed as questionable. Derrick Rose (ankle) and Kemba Walker (rest) are out for the Knicks.
Utah is listed as an eight-point home favorite for this 9 p.m. ET tipoff. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 218.5 in the latest Knicks vs. Jazz odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before making any Jazz vs. Knicks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Jazz, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Jazz vs. Knicks:
- Knicks vs. Jazz spread: Jazz -8
- Knicks vs. Jazz over-under: 218.5 points
- Knicks vs. Jazz money line: Jazz -360, Knicks +285
- NYK: The Knicks are 12-13 against the spread in road games
- UTAH: The Jazz are 9-18 against the spread in home games
Why the Knicks can cover
The Knicks are facing a Jazz team that ranks second-worst in the NBA in turnover creation on defense, and New York has its own strengths. The Knicks are No. 7 in the NBA in offensive rebound rate (28.7 percent) and No. 4 in the NBA in second-chance points (14.4 per game). New York is also in the top 10 of the league in 3-pointers (13.0 per game) and free-throw attempts (22.2 per game), with above-average marks in 3-point accuracy and turnover prevention.
On defense, the Knicks hold opponents to 109.4 points per 100 possessions, with top-seven rankings in field-goal percentage allowed (44.1 percent), 2-point percentage allowed (51.4 percent), points in the paint allowed (42.0 per game) and second-chance points allowed (12.5 per game). New York is above-average in blocking shots and grabbing defensive rebounds, and Utah is No. 27 in the NBA in fast-break points and No. 28 in the NBA in assists.
Why the Jazz can cover
Utah has strengths on defense, including the No. 2 ranking in free-throw prevention and a top-eight mark in defensive rebounding. The Jazz are led by an elite offense, however, and no team in the NBA can match Utah's statistical profile on that side of the floor. Utah leads the league in scoring 115.6 points per 100 possessions, and the Jazz have the NBA's best shooting efficiency. That includes top-four marks in field-goal percentage, 3-point percentage and 2-point percentage.
No team makes more 3-pointers (14.6 per game) than the Jazz, and Utah is No. 2 in the NBA in free-throw attempts, producing 22.9 shots per game at the line. The Jazz are also very good on the offensive glass, securing 28.6 percent of missed shots. That leads to 14.2 second-chance points per game, a top-eight figure in the NBA, and Utah is averaging 48.1 points in the paint per contest.
How to make Knicks vs. Jazz picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 210 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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