Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3/12/2024

The Boston Celtics (50-14) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (28-36) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on NBCS. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics took down the Trail Blazers in their most recent game with a final score of 121-99. Not only did the Celtics win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -11.5 point favorites. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 220 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 221.

With their current 50-14 record, the Celtics are looking to extend their two game winning streak. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 1st place and are also in 1st place in the Atlantic division.

Presently, Boston boasts an ATS record of 31-30, which is above .500 against the spread. Boston has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 14-16 on the road as opposed to 17-14 at home.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Jazz conveyed a message to the Nuggets with a score of 142-121. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Jazz couldn’t cover as +13 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 227 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

In their last five games, the Jazz are 1-4 and have an overall record of 28-36. In road games, the Jazz are 9-24 this season compared to their 19-12 home record.

Utah has an overall ATS record of 35-29 for the season so far. Utah has covered the spread in three straight home games and are 21-10 ATS at home compared to 14-19 on the road.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

The Celtics come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 120.8 points per game (4th).

Heading into their matchup with the Jazz, the Celtics are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league. They lead the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 16.2 and are fourth in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. On the season, they have hit 48% of their shots from the field, which is ninth in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, Boston is averaging 120.8 points per game, which is fourth in the league. However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road at 118.1 points per game. Overall, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.9% of their games this season.

One area where the Celtics have struggled is getting to the free-throw line. On average, they are attempting 21 free throws per game, which is 24th in the NBA. In terms of assists, Boston is 14th in the league with 26.5 per game.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Jazz’s offense is rated 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 117.7 points per contest.

This season, the Jazz have been one of the NBA’s top offensive teams when playing at home. They are 3rd in the league in scoring at 123.2 points per game and have outscored the NBA average in 64.1% of their games. Overall, Utah is 9th in scoring at 117.7 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 11th in made threes per game at 13.3. However, they are just 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. In terms of pace, Utah is 8th in the NBA at 100.2 possessions per game.

Utah’s offense is also one of the league’s best at getting to the free-throw line. They are 5th in free throws made per game with an average of 19. At home, the Jazz are 3rd in the NBA in scoring at 123.2 points per game.

Celtics Team Defense

Boston’s defense has been playing well, ranking 4th in the NBA with 109.7 points allowed per game. Most recently, the Celtics’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 99 points to the Trail Blazers.

Jazz Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 120.7 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 65.6% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Jazz’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.9% and allowing 39.3% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Celtics And Jazz

In today’s game, we anticipate Jayson Tatum leading the scoring for the Celtics, contributing 26 points while shooting 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.9 points per game, along with 8.4 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Collin Sexton as the leading scorer for the Jazz. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 19 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.3%, and his scoring average is 18.2 points per game.

Celtics vs Jazz Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Boston has an ATS record of just 6-3-1. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 118 points per game.
  • Across the Jazz last ten home games, the team averaged 115 points per game while allowing 128. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-9 and an ATS mark of 3-7.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Celtics have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.

Celtics vs Jazz Prediction

Our bet is on the Celtics for a win, and we project the score to be 118-105. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Celtics with the spread at -6.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 233, and our model predicts the Celtics and Jazz to score a combined 223 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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