Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21

Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21 Photo by Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (28-10) at Boston Celtics (20-18)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics +4.5 -- Over/Under: 226 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics meet Tuesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.8 points and 5.4 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.9 points and 2.2 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.1 points and seven rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.3 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

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The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Celtics are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 overall. The over is 8-3 in Celtics last 11 overall. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are still ridiculous against the spread this season, but they've cooled off over the last couple of weeks and the defense has slipped a bit, allowing 48.9 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Boston Celtics have been rather disappointing this season, but they're playing improved ball lately, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 5.6 points. This feels like a statement game for the Celtics at home and an outright win isn't out of the question with the Jazz looking beatable for once. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics +4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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