The hot-shooting Boston Celtics will look to keep winning when they host the Utah Jazz, who beat Boston in the first meeting. Which team is going to come away with a victory in this game at TD Garden? Check out our preview below of this Jazz-Celtics NBA matchup.
Betting Preview for the Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics NBA Regular Season Game on March 23, 2022
Where: TD Garden, Boston
When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Utah Jazz (+5.5)
Regular Season Record: 45-27
The Jazz’s three-game win streak was snapped in a 114-106 road loss to the Brooklyn Nets last Monday, but Utah’s spirits should remain high, considering that they haven’t lost in a consecutive manner in almost two months now. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points for the Jazz in a losing effort against Brooklyn, while Jordan Clarkson chipped in 19 points from the bench. Despite the loss, Utah is still a very formidable team because of how balanced it plays on both ends of the floor. The Jazz are sixth in the NBA with 113.9 points per game and ninth with 107.3 points surrendered per contest. They are also tops overall with a 55.8 effective field goal percentage, thanks in large part to their lethal 3-point shooting. Utah is second in the NBA with 14.8 threes per game on a 36.5 percent success rate. Boston surely knows all about it, since the Jazz went 27/51 from deep the last time these two teams met, which was a 137-130 home win for Utah in December 2021.
The Jazz are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games after giving upat least 100 points in their previous game.
Betting on the Boston Celtics (-5.5)
Regular Season Record: 45-28
The Celtics are cruising. Jayston Tatum and company are on a four-game win streak, with their latest victims being the Oklahoma City Thunder. Boston defeated the Thunder last Monday on the road, 132-123. Prior to that, the Celtics thumped Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in Mile High City, 124-104. The Celtics are so hot right now offensively. Over their last three games, they have generated an average of 127.3 points on 54.8 percent shooting from the field. They should be more than ready for a shootout with the Jazz, even from behind the arc. Over that three-game span, the Celtics have made a total of 56 threes on 46.7 percent shooting. That scorching shooting has translated to three wins by at least 20 points for Boston, which also happens to be the best defensive team in the league, scoring-wise. In fact, the Celtics are No. 1 in the league with just 103.8 points allowed per contest.
The Celtics are are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus teams with winning records.
The Celtics win, 114-108.
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