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(13-15) Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics (24-6)
Date: Friday December 15
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -5
NBA Betting Total: 198.5
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The Jazz were on a roll, then Rudy Gobert came back and helped his team win one last time and Utah hasn’t won since.
Four losses in a row ahead of the most brutal schedule any team in the league has through the end of the month has Utah in danger of dropping quite a bit in the Western Conference.
That schedule through the rest of 2017: at Boston, at Cleveland, at Houston, at Oklahoma City, versus San Antonio, versus Oklahoma City again, at Denver, at Golden State, versus Cleveland.
It’s hard to imagine it getting much worse than that. The Jazz could surely beat Oklahoma City once or twice but it will be hard-pressed to win any of those other games. Those are nine potential losses to add to what is already a four-game losing streak. Utah will play this game hard.
The Celtics will be ready, though. They handled the Nuggets on Wednesday night with Al Horford out of the lineup just to get some rest. You can do that when you’re 23–6 and can get great performances off the bench from guys like Shane Larkin, who hit some big shots right when the Nuggets were making a push in the second half.
Larkin finished with 14 points in 18 minutes off the bench and a perfect 6-for-6 from the field. Kyrie Irving paced the offense with 33 points and Jaylen Brown had a huge game himself with 26 points on just a dozen field goal attempts.
Boston matches up well with Utah because it can match Utah’s big lineup of Favors and Gobert with Horford and Baynes. But the Celtics can also go smaller and run the Jazz right out of town. Donovan Mitchell won’t like trying to make plays against Marcus Smart, who is probably looking forward to marking the rookie.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in UTA last 9 road games.
- Over is 7-2 in UTA last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- UTA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Fri. games.
- Under is 7-2 in BOS last 9 Fri. games.
- Over is 7-2 in BOS last 9 vs. NBA Northwest.
- BOS are 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 home games.
- Head to Head: UTA are 0-6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Boston.
- Head to Head: UTA are 2-9-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction: the Celtics breeze.
The Celtics don’t often win easily but I don’t see Utah getting up double-digits on Friday night. The Celtics are a thoroughly better team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 97 – Boston 108
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