Jazz vs. Celtics Prediction
The Boston Celtics recorded a big win at home last night and turn right around for another home contest tonight versus the Utah Jazz. Will Boston continue its strong play and post another victory?
Saturday, November 17, 2018
TD Garden at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 208.5 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are coming in on host Boston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Jazz drop second straight
Utah fell 113-107 Friday night at the 76ers to drop to 7-8 on the season and 5-4 on the road. The Jazz trailed 38-24 after the first quarter and could not recover. Donovan Mitchell paced Utah with 31 points on 13-of-35 shooting with four steals and two rebounds. Joe Ingles talled 14 points, three steals, two assists and two rebounds. Derrick Favors contributed 13 points and six boards. Ricky Rubio had 13 points, four assists and three rebounds. Rudy Gobert added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Irving has huge night in win
Kyrie Irving dominated at home Frdiay night to lead the Celtics to a 123-116 overtime victory over Toronto. Irving had a season-high 43 points on 18-of-26 shooting plus 11 assists, three steals and two rebounds. Jayson Tatum had 21 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Boston outscored the Raptors 16-9 in the overtime session to secure the win. Gordon Hayward tallied 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Al Horford contributed 11 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Marcus Morris added 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days of rest. The over is 4-1 in the last five Utah games versus a team with a winning straight up record.
The Celtics are 10-4-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
Both teams played last night and might be a little sluggish. Eventually, the Jazz are going to figure things out defensively and why not tonight? These two squads play a slow pace and figure to get into a defensive battle where every possession counts. I'm going to side with the under here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ/BOSTON CELTICS UNDER 208.5