Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics - 2/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Celtics (39-17) at Utah Jazz (36-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -4 -- Over/Under:
TV: ESPN, ATRM, NBSB
The Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 22.9 points and seven rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and five assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven road games.
The Utah Jazz need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.4 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 14.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost five of their last seven home games.
The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Utah.
I understand the Boston Celtics played last night and playing in Utah on the end of a back to back isn't an easy thing to do, but we're getting free points with the team playing the better basketball. The Utah Jazz have fallen off a cliff the last three weeks or so, and they're losing their last five games by an average of four points while allowing 47.8 percent shooting from the field and 41.2 percent shooting from deep. Even without Kemba, the Celtics are rolling and are 17-10-1 against the spread on the road. The Celtics ar also 11-4 against the spread as a single-digit underdog. I want the points.