3* Main Event on Utah -
Boston vs. Utah,
02/25/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 110 - 107
Point Spread: -7/-102 Utah
This will be the fifth road game in the last seven days for the Celtics who are playing a back to back game coming from Portland. Boston has lost three out of four on this road stretch and things will not get any easier when they face a Utah team that has the best home court advantage in the league. The Jazz are 17-10 ATS when playing at home and 21-6 straight up. They average 100.9 points per game and 46.4% shooting from the field at Energy Solutions Arena.
The Jazz have been hot lately winning three of their last four games. Playing on an extra day of rest over the Celtics should allow them to bounce back from their off night against the Clippers. Utah is 23-10 ATS over the last two seasons when they are playing in a home game and coming off a game they failed to cover the spread. They are also 10-2 ATS in home games after playing as a road underdog this season.
The Celtics got hot after Rondo went out with an injury but teams have adjusted their game plan against Boston and they are really struggling right now losing three of their last five games. Any road game in the NBA is tough, but with the Celtics playing in their now fifth consecutive game on the road and playing in a back to back situation, things have lined up for the Jazz to get an easy win on their home court.