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2021 NBA Handicapping
(28-10) Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics (20-18)
Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Utah -180 | Boston +155
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 228.5
Utah took its biggest loss in over two months on Sunday at Golden State, 131–119.
The Warriors’ 131 points were the most the Jazz have allowed in regulation this season. Golden State shot 16-of-31 from three-point range. Stephen Curry led the way with six makes in nine attempts.
Now Utah heads east. After this one in Boston, the Jazz will play a back-to-back in Washington and Toronto before finishing the road trip in Chicago.
It’s still two games better in the loss column than Phoenix in the West and Philadelphia in the East.
Back in early February, Utah controlled the second half against the Celtics and won at home by 14 points. Mike Conley didn’t play. Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles, who started the game, combined for 60 points.
The injury-riddled Houston Rockets posed no threat to Boston, which emptied its bench early in a 134–107 victory on Sunday.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum scored 24 and 23 points, respectively. Kemba Walker scored 16 in 26 minutes.
Robert Williams matched a career-best by going 7-for-7 from the field. His 16 points were not a career-high but he added 13 rebounds in just over 19 minutes.
Marcus Smart remains on a minutes restriction since returning from a calf tear after the All-Star Break. He got 18 minutes of work in and scored five points with three assists.
This will be the first game of a back-to-back that involves travel to Cleveland in the middle.
Boston went into that loss at Utah back in February trailing by just one at the break. Brown had himself a big first half en route to a 33-point game but the Jazz wore the Celtics down in the second half.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Jazz are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games as a favorite.
- Jazz are 7-17-2 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss.
- Celtics are 25-12 ATS in their last 37 games as an underdog.
- Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 5-0 in Jazz last 5 games as a road favorite.
- Under is 9-3 in Celtics last 12 games as a home underdog.
- Head to Head: Jazz are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction: Boston with the points at home.
Surprisingly, Utah has not been good following a loss. Of course, there have not been games after a loss to document because there haven’t been many losses. The statistic above goes back well into last season.
Here’s a chance for a healthy Celtics side, albeit with Smart on a minutes restriction, to prove it can play with one of the West’s best.
Unlike in Utah the first time these two teams played this season, Boston will not fizzle down the stretch. If it doesn’t win outright, it will keep it close enough.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston +5
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