Jazz vs. Celtics Betting Predictions 3/23/22

by | Mar 23, 2022 | nba

Utah Jazz (45-27 SU, 31-39-2 ATS) vs. Boston Celtics (45-28 SU, 36-34-3 ATS)

When: Wednesday March 23 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: ATTSN-RM

Point Spread: UTA +5/BOS -5 (Opened at BOS -5 at BAS - They let you bet on games at -105 instead of -110! This is much better than any bonus you can get!)

Total: 219 (Opened at 223)

Money Line: Utah Jazz 166/Boston Celtics -202

Power Rating: BOS -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Utah Jazz PG Mike Conley, SG Donovan Mitchell, SF Royce O’Neale, PF Juan Hernangomez, C Rudy Gobert

Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart P, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Al Horford, C Robert Williams P

Key Injuries

Utah Jazz
Danuel House Jr.: Knee (OUT)
Bojan Bogdanovic: Calf (OUT)
Udoka Azubuike: Ankle (OUT)

Boston Celtics
Robert Williams III: Knee (PROBABLE)
Marcus Smart: Illness (PROBABLE)
Aaron Nesmith: Ankle (OUT)

The Boston Celtics host the Utah Jazz in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the TD Garden.

Recent Form

The Utah Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 45-27, placing them 4th in the Western Conference. So far, Utah is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 19-16. Over their last five games, the Jazz have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Utah’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 114.0 points per game. Combined, the Jazz’s last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. The Jazz have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 105.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 107.3. In the Utah Jazz’ most recent game, the team fell to Brooklyn by a score of 114-106.

The Boston Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 45-28, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Boston is above .500 at home, holding a record of 24-12. The Celtics have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Boston is averaging 117.0 points per game, 7.0 points more than their season average of 110.2. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Celtics have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 101.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 103.8. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, Boston took down the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 132-123.

Individual Player Analysis

As Utah travels to take on the Boston Celtics, the Jazz’s leading scorer is Donovan Mitchell. Through 60 games, Mitchell is averaging 26 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 53.0% of his games. As Mitchell gets set to take on the Celtics, he could be in line for a big game as Boston is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.12% of their games. This figure places them 23rd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, averaging 27 points across his 69 games. Throughout the season, Tatum has outscored his season average in 41.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Tatum will need to do so against a Jazz defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 40.68%. This figure is good for a rank of 4th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The Jazz come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 113.0 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Utah is winning at a rate of 54%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 14.0 points. On the other side, the Celtics hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 35 games as the better defensive team, picking up 24 wins (69%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics have met up for 1 game. Utah took game one by a score of 137-130.

How the Public is Betting the Jazz vs Celtics

67% are betting the Celtics against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 220.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Jazz are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Jazz are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this matchup, the Boston Celtics are one of the hottest teams in the NBA, rattling off 9 wins over their past 10 games, including a 4 game winning streak. This strong play has propelled the team into a tie for the 3rd seed in the East. On the other side, the Jazz will be looking to bounce back from a loss, and make a push to challenge the Warriors for the 3rd seed in the West. Even though I see Boston picking up the win, I like the Jazz to cover the spread in what should be a tightly contested matchup. Bet your Jazz/Celtics pick and ALL your NBA bets for free this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! (Must use bonus code PREDICT100).