In the final game on Tuesday night, the New York Knicks will wrap up their west coast road trip against the Utah Jazz. The Knicks have a record of 1-2 during this road trip, while the Jazz are hottest team in the NBA.
New York (8-10) is on a two-game losing streak, with their most recent defeat happening on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. In that game, the Knicks received a season-best performance from rookie guard Immanuel Quickley, who scored 31 points in 24 minutes off the bench. As a team, the Knicks shot 45.3 percent from the field and 41.4 percent from three-point range. But they did not have an answer for Damian Lillard, who recorded a game-high 39 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field and 6-of-10 shooting from three-point range.
As for the Jazz, they have won eight-straight games, which is the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. Utah defeated the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night, thanks to all-around great play on both ends of the floor. The Jazz dominated the Warriors on the glass (57-35), had five players in double figures, and shot 40 percent from three-point range.
What can we expect from these two teams on Tuesday night? And can the Knicks snap their two-game losing streak, while snapping the Jazz’s win streak? To answer those questions and more, here is our pick against the spread and a player prop you need to watch out for.
New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Pick ATS: Knicks +11.5
The line for this game on Tuesday night is set at 11.5 points, with the Jazz being favored at home. Over of the course of their winning streak, Utah is a perfect 8-0 against the spread, which is unfathomable. Meanwhile, the Knicks haven’t been too bad ATS with a record of 4-1 in their last five games. Their only loss happened against the Kings, where the line was at 3.5 points.
New York should be able to keep within 11 points, thanks in large part to their three-point defense. The Jazz are shooting 42.6 percent from behind the arc in the last three games, while the Knicks’ three-point defense is at 32.2 percent over that same span of time.
Player Prop: Bojan Bogdanovic O 2.5 3pt made (+125)
Get this prop at plus money while you can because as we get closer to game time it will likely flip to even money. Bogdanovic has played a significant role in the Jazz’s eight-game winning streak, shooting 40.4 percent from three-point range on 7.1 attempts per game. Over the course of the winning streak, Bogdanovic has gone over 2.5 three-pointers made in six games.
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