Celtics vs. Jazz Prediction
Are the Celtics a good bet to cash tonight when they visit the Jazz at 10:00PM ET as a road underdog?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jazz are now 6.5-point home favorites over the Celtics after Boston opened as a 5.5-point underdog. The total as also moved off the original number, climbing from 203.5 to 205.5.
BOSTON KEY TRENDS: The Celtics are 13-5-2 against the spread in their last 20 road games but have failed to cover in five of their last six games overall. They're also winless at 0-5 against the number in their last five games coming off a win and are just 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous game.
UTAH KEY TRENDS: The Jazz have covered the spread in five of their last seven games versus Eastern Conference opponents but are just 8-18 against the number in their last 26 games overall. They're also just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games coming off a loss and have failed to cover in four of their last five home games.
OUR PREDICTION: The Celtics are 8-2-2 against the spread in their last 12 games versus the Jazz, who are 4-9 against the number in their last 13 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. Boston is also 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games played on Saturday while Utah is just 1-5 at the betting window in its last six games played on this day.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS +6.5