When: 7:30 EST, March 16th, 2021
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Point Spread: Jazz -5.0
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 227.5
Road Record: 12-8
Home Record: 12-5
Utah Jazz Vs Boston Celtics Game Day Preview
Last time these two teams faced off, the Celtics were without Marcus Smart and the Jazz were without Mike Conley. This time around, both players should be active and they will both give major boosts to their respective teams. This should be a great game between two good teams.
The Jazz started off the 2020-21 campaign on fire, but recently they have kind of come back down to earth. They still have the best record in the NBA, but they are just 5-5 in their last 10 games and have lost three straight road games. In their previous game, Golden State got whatever they wanted offensively and shot 56% from the field against a Jazz team that has the 3rd best defensive rating in the NBA.
Last time these teams played, Rudy Gobert had a very good game and his presence in the paint impacted the Celtics quite a bit offensively. He is also coming off a 24 point and 28 rebound game against the Warriors. A key for a Jazz victory will be how well Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, and Joe Ingles shoot from 3. If they knock down the 3 consistently, it is going to be tough for Boston to come out on top.
Unlike the Jazz, Boston has a weird start to their season. They started off strong, then completely struggled, and now they have won 5 of their last 6 games. A big part of that is Marcus Smart returning from injury and Kemba Walker starting to shake off the rust each and every game. The emergence of Robert Williams has been huge for this team and when he and Marcus enter the game, it provides Boston with a much needed boost off the bench.
Jayson Tatum has played well in the two games since the All-Star game. He has shot efficiently and that is something that he has struggled with prior to the break. A key for the Celtics in this game will be the play of Kemba Walker. Last time these two teams played, Kemba had a bad night. He shot 2-12 from the field and finished with 7 points. If he can play like he has recently, this game should be an extremely good one.
Jazz Vs Celtics Facts
1. Utah is 14-5 ATS in non-conference games this season.
2. Utah is 23-12 ATS as the favorite this season.
3. Boston is 3-1 ATS as the home underdog
Utah Jazz Vs Boston Celtics Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
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Celtics 111 Jazz 119
- 10 PT Pick = Utah Jazz OVER 17.5 Free Throws Made
- 9 PT Pick = Donovan Mitchell OVER 27.5 PTS
- 8 PT Pick = Rudy Gobert OVER 16.5 PTS
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