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Jazz vs. Knicks odds, line: 2020 NBA picks, Jan. 8 predictions from advanced computer model

The New York Knicks will take on the Utah Jazz at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Utah is 24-12 overall and 13-3 at home, while New York is 10-27 overall and 5-15 on the road. The Jazz have won 11 of their past 12 games and six straight coming into this matchup. The Knicks are on the final leg of a four-game Western Conference road swing. They have dropped the first three, Utah is favored by 14.5 points in the latest Jazz vs. Knicks odds, while the over-under is set at 213.5. Before entering any Knicks vs. Jazz picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and last season it returned a whopping $4,280 on its top-rated NBA spread and money line picks. It’s already returned almost $1,800 in profit on all its top-rated NBA picks during the 2019-20 season and entered Week 11 on a blistering 26-13 run on all top-rated NBA spread picks. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has simulated Jazz vs. Knicks 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Utah escaped with a win against New Orleans by the margin of a single basket, 128-126. Joe Ingles was the offensive standout of the game for the Jazz, picking up 22 points and six assists. Rudy Gobert blocked a layup in the final seconds to seal the victory. 

Defensively, the Jazz have posted a 107.9 defensive rating over their last 12 games. 

Meanwhile, New York fell 117-87 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The top scorer for New York was R.J. Barrett (19 points). The Knicks shot just 38.9 percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers

Marcus Morris did not play against the Lakers because of a sore neck.

Utah swept both games with New York last season by an average margin of 26.5 points.     

So who wins Knicks vs. Jazz? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Jazz vs. Knicks spread you need to jump on Wednesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.

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