Jazz vs. Celtics - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (32-23) at Utah Jazz (26-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -1 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNN, ROOT
The Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz square off Friday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.5 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.3 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last 10 road games.
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The Utah Jazz haven’t lost three straight games since the beginning of January. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 96.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 3.7 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.6 points and 8.5 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five straight home games.
The Celtics are 25-12-2 ATS in their last 39 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. The Celtics are 6-1-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Celtics are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and are well rested while the Jazz are coming off a brutal Thursday loss to the Wizards. I'll gladly take Boston on over a week of rest.