by Alma Bean
Feature Image: Photo by Chris Gardner of Getty Images.
What to Look For
New York is coming off a high scoring loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder 145-135. Based off New York and Utah’s current stats, this game will be decided on rebounds and turnovers. Both teams are in the top-10 in rebounds and committing turnovers. New York has the slight edge on Utah in rebounds since they tend to have more defensive rebounds per game (34.5). Utah holds the edge in scoring with a point differential of +4.2 where New York is currently -2.1. According to ESPN, Utah is a 4.5-point favorite going into the matchup, which lines up with the point differential for Utah.
New York will also bring force from their facilitators and post players as both Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson are averaging near 20 PPG. Brunson is also at a career high is assists this season with 6.8 per game.
New York- Mitchell Robinson: Out (knee)
Utah- Rudy Gay: Out (hand)
Where to Watch?
The matchup between the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz tip-off at 7:00 PM MST on AT&T SportsNet.