Celtics vs. Jazz - 3/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (23-35) at Boston Celtics (23-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -1.5 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSNN
The Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics square off Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Utah Jazz hope to keep things rolling after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.5 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.5 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are allowing just 38.9 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Jazz have won seven of their last eight games when allowing less than 100 points. Also, while it is still a longshot, the Jazz are quietly gaining ground on the rest of the West as far as the playoff standings are concerned.
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The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 101.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 102.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.8 points and 5.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14 points and 2.9 rebounds. Tyler Zeller is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Evan Turner is shooting 41.2 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics are shooting just 42.7 percent from the field in their last five games and are coming off a loss to the Cavs in which they shot just 35.2 percent from the field. The Celtics have won 14 of their 23 games at home. Kelly Olynyk is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 0 days rest. The Jazz are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Jazz are playing some of their best ball of the season right now and we're getting free points? Thanks. Take Utah to keep rolling.