Jazz vs. Celtics - 1/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (15-27) at Utah Jazz (16-28)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -7.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, ROOT
The Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz play Monday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Boston Celtics have split their last four games and continue their long road trip. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 101.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 103.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Jared Sullinger is averaging 18 points and 4.1 rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 13.1 points and 1.5 assists. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Evan Turner is shooting 44.5 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics remain a competitive team that continues to fight despite ownership trading all of their top players and looking to rebuild. The Celtics continue to struggle to put the ball in the hoop but are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games.
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The Utah Jazz hope to find some consistency after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 98.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.1 points and 4.1 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 15.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 4.9 assists. The Utah Jazz continue to try and get their offense and defense on the same page, as they lack consistency. The good news for the Jazz is that they’re shooting 40.7 percent from deep in their last five games and have topped 100 points in back-to-back games. The bad news is that the Jazz are just 8-12 SU on their home court.
The Celtics are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Jazz are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Celtics are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Neither of these teams are worth such heavy chalk. Considering the Celtics continue to fight and have been at least competing consistenly, I'll take the points here.