Jazz Hosts Injury Riddled Celtics

Utah Jazz

Celtics Play Hungry Jazz all Banged Up

The fans at Vivint Smart Home Arena will the Boston Celtics and the Utah Jazz when they take their seats on Wednesday. ESPN will televise the content after the 2018 McDonald’s Boys High School All-American Game. Tip-off is set for 9:30 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Jazz as -6.5-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total opened at 195.5. The Jazz are now 8.5-point favorites while the total has dropped to 194.5.

Injuries to main components to their lineup are piling up for Boston. The injury bug is throwing a monkey wrench in the Celtics plans. They have to make up ground against Toronto in the race for the Eastern Conference’s top seed.

Since the start of March the Celtics have lost Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis to serious injuries. Theis is done for the year. Irving and Smart won’t be back in the lineup until the playoffs.

Marcus Morris could also be sidelined against Utah. He sprained his ankle in Monday’s 102-94 win over Phoenix. It is a blow to the team’s offense after Morris posted three straight 20-point games. He was a key cog during Boston’s current four-game winning streak.

Jayson Tatum’s recent play has become even more invaluable. The rookie has developed as a consistent offensive threat. It was needed with the absence of so many regulars. Tatum is averaging 16.2 points on 50 percent shooting and 6.1 rebounds in March.

Tatum has had three 20-point outings in the last five games. He has shot 55 percent or better from the floor four times in that span.

Jazz Try to Hang on in Jam-Packed Western Conference

The Jazz are getting some solid production out of their own rookie, Donovan Mitchell. Utah is trying to position itself for a strong finish. This is in part because Mitchell continues to devolvop into a go-to scorer. They had counted on this when they lost Gordon Hayward to Boston in free-agency.

Mitchell is averaging 23.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists in March. His ability to generate offense late in games has helped Utah post 11 wins in its last 13 games.

The Jazz is a slow starting team and has to correct that down the stretch. The Jazz averaged just 19.5 points in the first quarter in each of their last two games. It led to them digging out of holes against both Golden State and San Antonio.

Utah succeeded in pulling away from the Warriors in the 2nd half of a 110-91 win on Sunday. The slow start cost them in a 124-120 overtime loss to the Spurs on Friday.

Utah is looking to complete the season sweep over Boston. The Jazz beat the Celtics 107-95 on December 15th.

Ricky Rubio led the way for Utah with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting. He also had seven rebounds and five assists. The Jazz shot 52 percent from 3-point range in the win.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Boston 51-23 45-27-2 104.24 100.19 4.05 19-16-2 26-11 36-37-1 19-18 17-19-1
Utah 42-32 39-34-1 103.51 100.18 3.33 20-16 19-18-1 34-39-1 13-23 21-16-1

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
BOS 22.46 13.26 1.69
UTA 21.99 14.08 1.56
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
BOS 9.20 35.24 44.44
UTA 8.88 34.09 42.97
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
BOS 45.04 43.72 1.32
UTA 45.82 45.11 0.71
Team Records

Boston Celtics

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 51-23 24-13 27-10 45-27-2 19-16-2 26-11 104.24 100.19 4.05
Last 10 7-3 1-2 6-1 7-3 2-1 5-2 103.50 99.90 3.60
vs Div 10-3 5-1 5-2 8-5 4-2 4-3 101.62 96.46 5.16
vs EAST 30-15 12-10 18-5 27-17-1 11-10-1 16-7 103.24 98.98 4.26
vs WEST 21-8 12-3 9-5 18-10-1 8-6-1 10-4 105.79 102.07 3.72

Utah Jazz

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 42-32 24-12 18-20 39-34-1 20-16 19-18-1 103.51 100.18 3.33
Last 10 8-2 3-1 5-1 6-4 2-2 4-2 108.70 95.10 13.60
vs Div 6-8 5-3 1-5 8-6 5-3 3-3 97.36 99.43 -2.07
vs EAST 14-15 8-6 6-9 16-13 8-6 8-7 102.10 98.66 3.44
vs WEST 28-17 16-6 12-11 23-21-1 12-10 11-11-1 104.42 101.16 3.26

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 104.24 20 100.18 2
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 103.59 20 96.89 1
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 44.03 10 40.89 7
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 103.51 23 100.19 3
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 103.58 26 99.97 2
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 43.61 19 43.62 13

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Boston 7-3 6-4 6-4 100.40 44.50 45.70 44.60 76/216 6.40
Utah 3-7 4-6 6-4 99.90 47.60 45.41 36.70 89/243 6.70

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Dec 15, 2017 UTA 107 BOS 95 -4.5 UTA 197.5 O UTA UTA UTA 46 39 48.2 40.7 55 31 13/25 9/31 6 10
Feb 11, 2017 BOS 112 UTA 104 -6.5 BOS 205 O BOS UTA BOS 58 44 59.2 40.7 37 39 13/30 8/31 6 9
Jan 3, 2017 UTA 104 BOS 115 -5.5 BOS 200 O BOS UTA BOS 45 54 46.3 55.4 35 32 11/26 17/31 7 5
Feb 29, 2016 UTA 95 BOS 100 -4.5 BOS 205 U BOS UTA UTA 46 43 37.6 44 52 47 7/24 6/18 6 6
Feb 19, 2016 BOS 93 UTA 111 -1 UTA 195.5 O UTA UTA UTA 49 54 37 54.4 34 51 7/25 10/23 8 4
Mar 4, 2015 UTA 84 BOS 85 -1.5 UTA 193 U UTA UTA BOS 33 34 45.3 37.5 51 39 3/19 8/27 1 5
Jan 26, 2015 BOS 99 UTA 90 -7.5 BOS 193.5 U BOS UTA UTA 55 31 47.3 42.7 37 39 8/19 9/24 8 9
Feb 24, 2014 BOS 98 UTA 110 -4 UTA 191.5 O UTA UTA UTA 46 59 44 55 31 38 4/15 6/17 6 8
Nov 6, 2013 UTA 87 BOS 97 -4.5 BOS 185 U UTA Push BOS 34 50 46.3 44.9 42 42 1/10 7/20 8 5
Feb 25, 2013 BOS 110 UTA 107 -7.5 BOS 189 O BOS UTA BOS 48 53 47.7 44.3 37 44 10/27 8/17 8 6

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Boston Celtics

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 26, 2018 PHO 102-94 W -10 209 L/U 42.53 100.00 14 A
Mar 25, 2018 SAC 104-93 W -6.5 198 W/U 55.56 70.59 12 A
Mar 23, 2018 POR 105-100 W 7.5 203 W/O 45.45 92.31 11 A
Mar 20, 2018 OKC 100-99 W 5 208 W/U 41.38 93.75 13 H
Mar 18, 2018 NOP 89-108 L 3 213.5 L/U 40.23 50.00 9 A

Utah Jazz

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 25, 2018 GS 110-91 W -9 198 W/O 48.28 77.78 12 A
Mar 23, 2018 SAN 120-124 L 3 193.5 L/O 48.86 79.31 11 A
Mar 22, 2018 DAL 119-112 W -8.5 199 L/O 52.87 93.75 12 A
Mar 20, 2018 ATL 94-99 L -14 207.5 L/U 37.08 88.00 6 H
Mar 17, 2018 SAC 103-97 W -15.5 197 L/O 44.59 81.58 6 H

Next up:
Boston home to Toronto Saturday, March 31
Utah home to Memphis Friday, March 30

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