Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 23 (3/23): NBA

Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 23 (3/23): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Jazz money line +175
Jazz spread +5.5
Celtics money line -210
Celtics spread -5.5
Over / under 220

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Utah Jazz Boston Celtics
Record 45-27 45-28
Road / home record 19-16 24-12
Streak L1 W4
Points per game 113.89 110.22
Points allowed per game 107.32 103.85
Rebounds per game 46.39 46.16
Rebounds allowed per game 41.75 44.18
Over / under record 32-39-1 34-38-1

 

Preview

The Utah Jazz travel to Boston to take on the Celtics on Wednesday. This is the second time these teams face off this season, Utah won the last game 137-130 at home.

UTAH JAZZ

The Jazz have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 19-16 on the road so far this season with a 45-27 record overall ranking 1st in the northwest division and 4th in the western conference. Utah is 16-12 against teams in the Eastern Conference. 

Mitchell is averaging 26 points, 5.4 assists and 1.5 steals for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 20.5 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

In their last 10 games the Jazz are 6-4, averaging 114.9 points, 48.1 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 6.7 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.4 points.

INJURIES: Bogdanovic (leg) is out Friday against the Spurs

BOSTON CELTICS

The Celtics have won 4 games in a row and are 24-12 at home this season with a 45-28 record overall, ranking 2nd in the Atlantic division. Boston ranks third in the Eastern Conference in rebounding averaging 46.2 rebounds. Robert Williams III leads the Celtics with 9.6 boards.

Marcus Smart is averaging 12.1 points, 5.7 assists and 1.7 steals for the Celtics. Tatum is averaging 34.4 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 9-1, averaging 116.6 points, 45.0 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.6 points per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Utah are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 11 games.

Boston are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 15 games.

Prediction

These are two of the best teams in the league, Utah are ranked #6 in offense while Boston is the #1 defense in the league and are the team of the moment, they're beating everybody and I can see this team going to the finals. The Jazz have struggled on the road lately losing 4 of their last 5 and are 1-4-1 ATS as road underdogs. I like the Celtics to win and cover at home.

PICK: Celtics -5.5 (-110)

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