Jazz vs. Knicks Prediction & Odds
The number-ten-seed Utah Jazz travel to New York to face the seventh-seeded Knicks on Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET. Can the Knicks cover the 5-point spread as home favorites?
The Utah Jazz are 28-29 on the season. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Jazz are 31-26 ATS on the year.
The New York Knicks are 30-27 on the season. They’re 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Knicks are 29-26-2 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
509 Utah Jazz (+5) at 510 New York Knicks (-5); O/U 230.5
7:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 11, 2023
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Jazz vs. Knicks Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 50% of public bettors are currently backing the Jazz +5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson missed Friday night’s game against Toronto with a non-COVID illness and he’s officially listed as questionable for Saturday night’s tilt with New York. The Jazz have three other players listed as questionable because they were just acquired in trades: Damian Jones, Juan Toscano-Anderson, and Russell Westbrook.
If you need a sleeper at center, consider Utah’s Walker Kessler. The rookie out of Auburn is averaging 8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting a blistering 71% from the field this season. If you need rebounding, blocks, and high-efficiency scoring you could do worse than Utah’s Walker Kessler on Saturday.
New York Knicks DFS Spin
The New York Knicks recently acquired former Portland Trail Blazer Josh Hart at the trade deadline, but it’s unknown if he’ll be available for Saturday’s tilt with the Jazz. In other injury-related news, Knicks center Mitchell Robinson will likely be out a few more weeks with a broken thumb he suffered in the middle of January.
If you need value scoring from a wing player, consider New York’s RJ Barrett for your DFS lineup. Barrett is posting 20.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 made three-pointers per game for the Knicks this year. He could be in for a big day against a tired Jazz team playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
Jazz vs. Knicks NBA Betting Trends
New York is 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 0 days’ rest.
Utah is 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games against the Knicks in New York.
Utah is 9-26 ATS in their last 35 games against New York.
The over is 6-0 in Utah’s last 6 road games.
Jazz vs. Knicks NBA Prediction
The status of Utah guard Jordan Clarkson could be pivotal in deciding this game. Clarkson missed Friday night’s game with a non-COVID illness and may be hard-pressed to play in Saturday’s contest. Clarkson is lighting it up for the Jazz this year, putting up 20.9 points, 4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.6 made three-pointers per game. His potential absence could be the difference on Saturday.
For the Knicks, they get a chance to immediately avenge their loss to Philadelphia on Friday night. The Knicks’ two top scorers, Julius Randle, and Jalen Brunson both poured in 30 points on Friday but it wasn’t enough to topple the 76ers. I think New York is able to beat a tired and jet-lagged Utah team by two possessions or more on Saturday.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS -5