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Last Updated Mar 20, 2022, 23:14 PM

Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks Predictions, Picks, Odds

Regular-season NBA action will resume Sunday night with a somewhat lopsided non-conference matchup between the Utah Jazz and New York Knicks. Coverage begins from Madison Square Garden in New York City at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Score Prediction

Jazz 119, Knicks 109

Best Bets

Jazz -4.5 (-110) at DraftKings

Jazz vs. Knicks Predictions

After finishing fourth in the East with a record of 41-31 SU last year, New York briefly kept that same ball rolling with another solid start to this season, as the Knicks opened with a sturdy 11-9 SU and 9-11 ATS run– while tallying 106.3 OPPG and allowing just 106.1 DPPG across that span.

The Knicks have looked like a shell of that squad since the closing days of November though, considering New York enters Sunday riding a miserable 19-31 SU skid – while ranking 27th in scoring and 23rd in offensive efficiency across that stretch (106.2 OPPG, 1.061 OE).

On the other hand, Utah absolutely dominated to start the season, as the Jazz opened with an impressive 26-9 SU and 17-17-2 ATS run – with 20 of those SU victories coming by 10+ PTS.

Utah has been on quite the rollercoaster with injuries since January though, considering the Jazz enter Sunday riding a bumpy 18-17 SU and 14-20-1 ATS skid – while generating just 112.2 OPPG and allowing 109.1 DPPG during that span.

I’ll back Utah here, as the Knicks are 6-13 SU and 8-11 ATS in their last 19 games, while tallying just 111.8 OPPG and allowing 112.5 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for another unfavorable matchup against a Jazz squad that’s averaging 119.3 OPPG across their latest 4-2 SU stretch.

Jazz vs. Knicks Betting Odds

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Jazz vs. Knicks Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Northwest vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Utah Jazz Betting Analysis

  • SU: 44-26
  • ATS: 30-37-3
  • O/U: 32-36-2

The Jazz have been one of the most consistent squads in the West across the last few regular seasons, which is no fluke, as they continuously maintain a very well-balanced attack, highlighted by Utah leading the league in offensive efficiency by a healthy margin (1.130 OE) – while also ranking eighth in defensive efficiency (1.064 DE).

Utah’s consistency quickly fades without the combined presence of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert though, considering the Jazz’ top-ranked offensive attack is averaging just 112.2 OPPG across their latest 18-17 SU stretch – with roughly half of those SU losses coming in the absence of Mitchell or Gobert (9).

New York Knicks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 30-40
  • ATS: 33-37
  • O/U: 35-35

The Knicks seemingly caught the entire conference by surprise last season, as New York finished fourth in the East with a sturdy record of 41-31 SU, before inevitably getting outmatched by Atlanta from top-to-bottom in a quick five-game set to open the playoffs.

The Knicks haven’t caught anybody off guard this year though, considering New York ranks 11th in the East straight-up and ninth against the spread with records of 30-40 SU and 33-37 ATS – despite getting tagged as favorites in 34 matchups over the course of this season.

The Knicks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games. (AP)

Jazz vs. Knicks Head-to-Head

The Jazz and Knicks split a two-game regular-season set last year, with both matchups staying under the total at an average of 207 PPG. However, the most recent meeting between these teams took place last month, which resulted in another relatively low-scoring victory for Utah (113-104, U 219).

Key Players to Watch

  • UTA: Donovan Mitchell - SG (25.7 PPG, 4.1 REB, 5.5 AST)
  • UTA: Rudy Gobert - C (15.5 PPG, 14.8 REB, 2.2 BLK)
  • NYK: RJ Barrett - SG (19.5 PPG, 5.7 REB, 2.9 AST)
  • NYK: Julius Randle - PF (20.4 PPG, 10 REB, 5.2 AST)

Jazz vs. Knicks Betting Conclusion

After posting back-to-back home victories over the Bulls and Clippers, the Jazz hit the road for Sunday’s contest as moderate favorites over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden – marking the tenth time New York has been an underdog across their last 12 games.

I’ll back Utah here, as the Jazz are 13-5 SU and 9-8-1 ATS in their last 18 games, while tallying 116 OPPG and allowing just 106.6 DPPG during that span – likely presenting an uphill battle for a Knicks squad that’s averaging 111.8 OPPG across their latest 6-13 SU skid.

Jazz vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the last nine Jazz' games.
  • The Knicks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games.
  • The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last seven matchups against New York.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the last 13 Knicks' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five matchups between Utah and New York.
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