The Utah Jazz is on the hunt for their third straight win during this current homestand. The struggling New York Knicks are in town and have the tall task of slowing down a red-hot Utah Jazz offense. Let’s take a look at some player prop odds for this showdown, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
3 Best Prop Bets for Knicks vs. Jazz (Randle to Shine with Gobert Out for Utah)
- Donovan Mitchell OVER 3.5 Threes Made (+120)
- Julius Randle OVER 33.5 Points + Assists + Rebounds (-110)
- RJ Barrett UNDER 5.5 Rebounds (+100)
Donovan Mitchell OVER 3.5 Threes Made (+120)
Mitchell returned to action on Friday night after missing around three weeks with a calf injury. In his return, Mitchell went off on the Nets with 27 points, six assists and three rebounds. Even more impressive is the fact that Mitchell shot 85.7 percent from downtown after going 6-for-7 from downtown.
While the Jazz does a lot of amazing work on defense, their perimeter numbers could be better. Utah is allowing opposing teams to shoot almost 35 percent from 3-point range. With the value these odds present, I really like Mitchell to stay hot tonight from behind the arc.
Julius Randle OVER 33.5 Points + Assists + Rebounds (-110)
Randle has been on fire over the last couple of games and is averaging nearly a triple-double so far in February. His last game out saw the Knicks’ power forward put up 32 points, 17 rebounds, and seven assists against the Lakers in 40 minutes of play.
The previous game saw Randle put up 18/12/9 against the Memphis Grizzlies. While The Knicks lost both of those games, Randle went well over his PRA total for the third straight game. Without Rudy Gobert on the opposing end, Randle becomes even that much stronger of a play to go over tonight.
RJ Barrett UNDER 5.5 Rebounds (+100)
Barrett is an above-average rebounder for a shooting guard but I think this total is a bit inflated. First off, he hasn’t gone over this total in five of his last six games. The one exception was on Saturday night against the Lakers where Barrett had eight boards. But that was an overtime game where Barrett played a season-high 50 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Jazz is the best team in the NBA in opponents defensive rebounds allowed per game and third in overall rebounds allowed. At these odds, Barrett is worth a bet to have another down game on the glass.
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