At 9:00 ET, the Utah Jazz will host the Boston Celtics in a non-conference matchup. The Celtics (-252) are favored by 6.5 points over the Jazz (+203), and the over/under line is set at 233 points.

Boston comes into this game with a record of 50-14, and they are currently on a two-game win streak. Utah, on the other hand, has lost two straight and is 12th in the Western Conference at 28-36.

BOSTON CELTICS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Celtics -6.5

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON CELTICS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-103 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will the Celtics Make it Happen on the Road?

The Celtics are favored by 6.5 points for today’s game against the Jazz. In their games this season, Boston has been favored in 61 of their 64 games. As the favorite, they have gone 48-13 and have won their last two games against the spread.

Boston’s O/U record for the season is 30-34, and their last two games have gone under the posted total. On average, their games have finished with 230.4 points, which is lower than today’s line of 233.

Against the spread, the Celtics are 31-30 for the season, and they have covered in their last two games on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is +6.8 points per game.

Overall, the Celtics are 50-14 this season, which is the best record in the Eastern Conference. In their last game, they beat the Trail Blazers by a score of 121-99. The O/U line for that game was 221.

So far this season, the Celtics are 4th in the league in scoring at 120.8 points per game. However, they are actually averaging more points at home (123.4) compared to on the road (118.1).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics are the top team in the NBA in both attempts and makes. On average, they are hitting 16.2 threes per game at a 38% clip.

Overall, Boston is 9th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the NBA.

Coming into today’s game, the Celtics’ defense is giving up an average of 109.7 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Celtics squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 51.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.3% from downtown.

Will the Jazz Find a Way to Win at Home?

The Jazz are currently 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 28-36. In the Western Conference, they are 14-23 and 5-7 against other teams in the Northwest Division.

As the underdog, the Jazz have gone 15-31 this season and are 23-23 against the spread as the underdog. Their O/U record as the underdog is 29-23.

Utah is coming off a 142-121 loss to the Nuggets. The O/U line for that game was 227 points, and the Jazz were 13-point underdogs going into the game.

This season, the Jazz have gone 35-29 against the spread and are 21-10 ATS at home. They have covered the spread in their last three home games.

Their O/U record for the season is 36-27-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. On average, their games have finished with 238.4 points.

The Celtics are currently favored by 6.5 points in today’s game, and the O/U line is set at 233 points. This season, the Jazz are 15-31 as the underdog.

When playing at home, the Jazz are one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 123.2 points per game (3rd). Overall, they are 9th in the NBA in scoring at 117.7 points per game.

Utah has been effective at getting to the free-throw line this season, ranking 11th in the league in attempts at 23.1 per game. They are also 5th in the NBA in made free throws at 19 per game.

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

On average, the Utah defense is giving up 120.7 points per game (26th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Jazz are forcing 15 per game, which is 30th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 8th in blocked shots at 5.8 per game.