It’s going to be a quiet night in the NBA, as there are only three games on the schedule. No worries though, we’re bringing you a Knicks Jazz free pick.
The Hawks host the Clippers, the Rockets host the Wizards and then the Jazz host the Knicks. The Jazz are the hottest team in the NBA and are riding an eight-game win streak into this match-up.
Game: New York Knicks (8-10, 9-9 ATS) vs. Utah Jazz (12-4, 11-5 ATS)
When: Tuesday, January 26th 2021 at 9:05 PM ET
Where: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah
Line: UTA -10.5 Total: 213
TV Coverage: AT&T Sportsnet – Roc, MSG
Jazz Paying ATS
Utah are huge favorites in this game and for good reason. The Knicks are .500 ATS, but the Jazz are the most profitable ATS team in the NBA up to this point in the season.
The Knicks haven’t had a terrible start to the season. They’re sitting in eighth place in the East, but come into this game on a two-game losing streak. The west coast hasn’t been kind to the Knicks.
They opened up their current west coast swing with a win against GSW, but they’ve since lost to the Kings (103-94) and Trail Blazers (116-113). After looking at the NBA scores and odds, you’ll see that the Knicks are only 5-6 on the road this season.
Injuries Not a Factor
Both teams are relatively healthy. Reggie Bullock will sit out with a neck injury tonight, but it looks like Austin Rivers will be able to play for the Knicks. Derrick Favors is probable for the Jazz.
Julius Randle (22.7 PPG) and RJ Barrett (17.4 PPG) have been productive to begin the season.
Donovan Mitchell (24.3 PPG) is starting to step up for the Jazz. One player that has struggled out of the gate is Rudy Gobert. He’s only averaging 12.1 PPG, but he does grab 13.5 RPG.
We have two of the top defensive units in the NBA, which could greatly affect tonight’s Knicks Jazz free pick. The Knicks actually rank #1 in the NBA in points allowed (103.6 PPG), while the Jazz come into this game ranked #3 in points against (106.1 PPG).
Knicks Jazz Free Pick
With this game being played in Utah, I could see the Knicks coming out flat in this game.
This isn’t the type of game the Jazz are necessarily going to be pumped about playing either.
In the last ten H2H games, the over is 8-2, but the last two games have gone under. These two teams played back in January and the Knicks won by 12 points (112-100).
Utah will likely win tonight, but I’m not betting on them to cover a double-digit spread. My best bet tonight in the NBA is on the under 213 points. This game will get a bit ugly.
Knicks Jazz Free Pick: Under 213 Points (-110)
Free Pick By Scott Jack