Utah Jazz (23-23) vs. New York Knicks (28-17)
Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks 1/30/24 – The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks NBA clash should provide plenty of excitement this Sunday afternoon as two teams with completely contrasting strengths and playing styles battle it out on the hardwood. As Knicks fans look forward to another winning streak while Jazz fans aim to regain form, this game should deliver plenty of entertainment for basketball enthusiasts everywhere. In this Sports matchup analysis article we’ll take a deeper dive into statistics, key players and betting trends so you can make informed decisions when placing bets on this exciting matchup.
Utah Jazz enter this matchup with an even 23-23 record and are looking to recapture their earlier form. They average 117.5 points per game on offense while connecting on 46.9% of field goals made, making 13.2 three-pointers at 35.6% success rate per game on average and providing an outstanding free-throw line experience that averages an 82.3% success rate per attempt; they excel in rebounding by grabbing 46.7 boards on average per game and contributing 28 assists on an average per contest.
New York Knicks come into this game boasting an impressive record of 28-17 and riding an impressive five-game win streak. Their consistency on both ends has led them to score 115.2 points per game while shooting 46.8% from the field; three point shooting has also proven effective; average 13.2 made three-pointers per game at 37.2% success rate is evidenced while free throw shooting boasts 78.4% efficiency rate.
Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks 1/30/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
|Madison Square Garden
|NBA League Pass
Lauri Markkanen (PF) vs. Jalen Brunson (PG)
Lauri Markkanen has been an invaluable force on the Utah Jazz this season, appearing and starting 36 games and averaging an outstanding 23.8 point average per contest. However, his impact has extended well beyond scoring; not only contributing significantly on offense, he averages 8.7 rebounds per game on defense! Not to mention being a versatile forward who can stretch the floor, shooting 35.6% from three point range making Markkanen an invaluable component to Utah Jazz offense!
Jalen Brunson has been instrumental in New York Knicks success this season. Starting 43 games as the starting guard and scoring an astonishing 26.5 points per game. Additionally, Brunson serves as a playmaker, dishing out an astounding 6.4 assist/turnover ratio; Brunson will certainly be a key factor to watch during this matchup!
Lauri Markkanen and Jalen Brunson will likely present an entertaining battle of different playing styles on the court. Markkanen with his scoring prowess and versatility should try to stretch out Knicks defense using three-point shooting; however, his attack might meet resistance from their highly adept defense who specialize in restricting opponents scoring abilities.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
At first glance, this game presents bettors with an intriguing betting challenge. Both teams possess strengths and weaknesses which is yet to be determined in its outcome; therefore it is vital that bettors keep tabs on released lines as soon as they appear – they provide important insight into bookmaker perception of this matchup.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
Recent results for the Jazz have been uneven. Though only winning two out of their last five contests, they managed to cover the spread in three. When traveling away from Utah’s home court they’ve shown good balance when covering spreads (12-13 overall record against spread) while their recent games also feature high scoring action; three had over scores hitting three times or more within each matchup!
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks, on the other hand, have been on an impressive winning streak, winning all five of their recent matches and covering the spread in four of those contests – showing incredible consistency away from home where their 14-11 mark against the spread stands out even more so! Furthermore, in all five recent matchups between Knicks and Pacers the total went under on each occasion with four outright under hitting on any given night (despite high totals for some matches).
Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks 1/30/24 Betting Picks
At stake in their highly anticipated match-up between Utah Jazz and New York Knicks is both team’s unique strengths and weaknesses. Lauri Markkanen leads an aggressive offense for Utah that could potentially score big numbers on any given night; however, their inconsistent form and turnover issues could limit their opportunities to do so.
On the other side of things are the Knicks who have found success through Jalen Brunson’s stellar performances and solid defense/rebounding ability. Their recent low scoring games may lean more toward defensive battle.
Under current trends and Knicks’ recent form, they appear to have an advantage in this contest; however, with odds yet to be decided upon it’s essential that daily NBA daily predictions be monitored closely as they become available.
Free Pick and Prediction: Utah Jazz 105, New York Knicks 112.