Knicks at Jazz 12/29/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The New York Knicks look to snap a six-game losing streak when they visit the Utah Jazz on Saturday. The Knicks lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 112-96 on Thursday. New York was outrebounded 66-55 and shot just 37.1% from the field. Luke Kornet led the Knicks in the loss with 23 points, while Noah Vonleh was the team leader in rebounds with 13.
Utah lost its last outing on Thursday to the Philadelphia 76ers 114-97. The 76ers outscored the Jazz 71-50 during the second and third quarters combined and the Jazz were not able to battle back to win. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in scoring in the loss with 23 points.
Tim Hardaway Jr. leads the Knicks in scoring with an average of 20.8 points per game. Enes Kanter is second in scoring and first in rebounding with averages of 14.7 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Emmanuel Mudlay leads the Knicks in assists with an average of 3.7 per game. The Knicks are shooting 43.5% from the field and 34.3% from 3-point territory.
Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in scoring with an average of 20.3 points per game. The leading rebounder is Rudy Gobert with an average of 12.4 per game, while Ricky Rubio is the leader in assists with an average of 6.3 per game. As a team, Utah is shooting 46.1% from the field and 34.2% from 3-point territory.
Although the Knicks have seen much success against the Jazz covering the number, this season New York is lacking in a go to scorer and Utah is playing better. The Jazz have covered the number in 5 of the last 7 at home, 5 of the last 7 following a loss ATS and 5 of the last 7 played on one day’s rest. New York has failed to cover each of its last 6 and each of its last 4 following a loss ATS. Final Score Prediction, Utah Jazz win and cover ATS 115-98.