Boston Celtics (7-4) at Utah Jazz (5-6)
|Date & Time||Friday November 9, 2018, 9:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: 209
ESPN, NBSB, ATRM
The Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz meet Friday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Boston Celtics look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four of their last six road games.
The Utah Jazz look for another win after losing four of their last five games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.4 points and 4.4 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 16.4 points and 13.1 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Ingles is dishing 4.2 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost four of their last five home games.
The Celtics are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Northwest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Jazz are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Utah and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm sure the Celtics will be eager to get a victory for Gordon Hayward in his return to Utah, but Boston just played an overtime game last night that required them to come back from being down 22 points. You have to question how much the Celtics have left in the tank after a game like that. Oh, the Utah Jazz also have Donovan Mitchell back, and they're a pretty good team at full strength. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.