Celtics vs Jazz Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 31, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (53-24) host the Utah Jazz (36-40) at TD Garden on Friday, March 31, 2023. The contest begins at 7:30 PM ET and airs on NBCS. The Jazz are 10-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 229 point total.

How to bet Celtics vs. Jazz

Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -530 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +418 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229 points.

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Celtics vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Jazz Betting Trends

The Celtics are 40-34-3 against the spread this season. Boston has been the favorite in 71 games this season and has come away with the win 50 times (70.4%) in those contests. Celtics games this year have hit the over 53.9% of the time (41 out of 76 games with a set point total).

The Jazz have 42 wins against the spread in 76 games this season. Utah has been the underdog on the moneyline 41 total times this season. Utah has finished 18-23 in those games. The Jazz have gone over the point total 57.9% of the time this year (44 of 76 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 71 30.2 8.9 4.6 1 0.7 3.3
Jaylen Brown 65 26.9 6.9 3.4 1.1 0.4 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 64 14.6 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.3 1.9
Derrick White 77 12.2 3.6 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 59 11.4 3.1 6.4 1.5 0.4 1.8

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kelly Olynyk 63 12.2 5.9 3.6 0.9 0.5 1.3
Kris Dunn 16 11.5 4.1 5.2 1.1 0.4 0.8
Talen Horton-Tucker 62 9.9 3.1 3.6 0.6 0.5 0.9
Walker Kessler 72 9.1 8.4 0.9 0.4 2.4 0
Luka Samanic 1 9 9 4 1 1 1
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Celtics: Payton Pritchard: Out (Heel)

Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Rudy Gay: Out (Lower Back), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Lauri Markkanen: Out (Hand), Jordan Clarkson: Out (Hand), Kelly Olynyk: Questionable (Illness)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston is giving up 111.8 points per game this year (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well offensively, scoring 118.3 points per contest (second-best). The Celtics put up 121.1 points per game in home games, compared to 115.7 points per game in road games, a difference of 5.4 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Celtics have been putting up 123 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 118.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by draining 16 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks sixth in the league at 37.8%. The Celtics have taken 52.3% two-pointers and 47.7% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s buckets, 62.2% are two-pointers and 37.8% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah scores 117.2 points per game and allow 117.8, ranking them sixth in the NBA on offense and 24th on defense. The Jazz are putting up more points at home (118.1 per game) than on the road (116.4). The Jazz are posting 118.6 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 1.4 more than their average for the season (117.2).

Utah is sixth in the NBA in 3-pointers made (13.6 per game) and 19th in 3-point percentage (35.7%). In 2022-23, the Jazz have taken 42.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 57.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.2% of the Jazz’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 67.8% have been 2-pointers.

Celtics vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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