Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs. Jazz NBA Odds
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(51-23) Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz (42-32)
Date: Wednesday March 28
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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With Toronto showing some cracks there is a chance that Boston could reclaim the top spot in the Eastern Conference. It won’t be easy and having tough road games like this one so late in the season are going to make it even tougher. They will provide opportunities to test the mettle of this group though.
Utah basketball might not be pretty but it is winning basketball all the same. They still need to notch some wins to secure their playoff participation though.
Boston has been closing the gap on the Raptors. It is pretty amazing since they have been dealing with major injuries too, to the likes of Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart. The question is whether they can really keep it up.
The Celtics are one of the few teams in the league that is dedicated to defense. With Irving out that doesn’t hurt them in this area but Smart is one of the better defensive players in the league. .
The beneficiary of them both being out is Terry Rozier. He is a bit of a hybrid of the two in that he can score and have a willingness to play D. But he is not as good as either at those aspects of the game.
Injuries have forced the Celtics to go deeper than they would have expected this season but that depth will likely be an advantage for them in the long run.
Still as they look to beat teams and track down Toronto they still have Al Horford, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. A very versatile and talented frontcourt.
The Jazz are coming off a huge win over Golden State. As impressive as the numbers look the Warriors did not play any of their four best players for one reason or another. That means the Jazz could be a little inflated for a while as many might assume it was just Steph Curry that missed the contest.
That does not change the fact that Utah has the second best scoring defense in the league this season and is really tough to best at home. Rudy Gobert sets the tone and is a monster on the glass. Rookie Donovan Mitchell seems to have powered through the proverbial rookie wall and looks like he will nab the top rookie award.
Jae Crowder was lost in Cleveland. Overall his numbers are up in Utah and his contributions to the team are important off the bench. His nose for defense fits in very well with this group and he probably could not found a better landing spot. He is a finisher once again.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
Over is 4-0-1 in Celtics last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Over is 4-0-1 in Celtics last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Under is 4-0 in Jazz last 4 Wednesday games.
Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
You have to keep an eye on injury news with this group. No expectations of Irving playing in this one, or Smart but Marcus Morris, who has been really good for them could be back.
Utah should be favoured at home but if the defenses prevail and this is a low scoring game then Boston may stay in it longer than expected before the home side prevails.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No line currently posted.
Big lines would make me nervous with Utah but there is a chance they win this one with ease.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Jazz 104 – Celtics 92
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