Celtics vs Jazz Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

Celtics vs Jazz Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

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Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Boston, MA; January 5, 2024, 5:00 p.m. EST

Spread: BOS -13.5
Over/Under: 239.5

 

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the Utah Jazz face the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 5, 2024. In this KingPin Pro preview, we'll analyze team statistics, recent performances, and key player insights. 

 

Team Analysis

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz, with a 16-19 record, have had a challenging season and face a tough road game against the formidable Boston Celtics. Their defense will be put to the test against the Celtics' potent offense.

Player Spotlight: L. Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen, leading the Jazz with 23.5 points per game, will play a crucial role in their offensive strategy. However, the focus will be on their ability to slow down the Celtics.

 

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics, boasting a stellar 26-7 record, are a force to be reckoned with, especially on their home court. They aim to exploit the Jazz's defensive vulnerabilities and secure another convincing win.

Player Spotlight: J. Tatum

Jayson Tatum, averaging 27.0 points per game, leads the Celtics' offense. Against a struggling Jazz defense, Tatum and the Celtics have an opportunity to rack up points.

 

Injuries

The Utah Jazz enter the game without any reported injuries. However, the Boston Celtics list Al Horford as a game-time decision, which could impact their frontcourt presence.

 

Recent Performances

Utah Jazz

The Jazz are coming off an overtime win against the Detroit Pistons, showcasing their offensive prowess. However, they face a tougher challenge against the Celtics, especially defensively.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics suffered a close loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their recent game. Eager to bounce back, they have an ideal opportunity to dominate against the Jazz at home.

 

Prediction

The Boston Celtics will score over 124.5 points in this matchup against the Utah Jazz. The Celtics, known for their offensive efficiency, face a Jazz team that ranks among the worst defensively.

With Jayson Tatum leading the charge and the Jazz struggling to contain opposing offenses, expect the Celtics to exploit defensive gaps and surpass the predicted point total. Look for a high-scoring performance from Boston at TD Garden.

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Pick: Boston Celtics Over 124.5 Points

 

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