Celtics vs Jazz Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 18, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (49-22) visit the Utah Jazz (33-36) at Vivint Smart Home Arena, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 18, 2023. The Jazz are 4.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is set at 233.

How to bet Celtics vs. Jazz

Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -193 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +162 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233 points.

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Celtics vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena

Celtics vs. Jazz Betting Trends

The Celtics are 36-32-3 against the spread this year. Boston has won 47, or 71.2%, of the 66 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 37 of 69 set point totals.

The Jazz have played 69 games, with 38 wins against the spread. Utah has won 44.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (16-20). Jazz games this season have hit the over on 39 of 69 set point totals (56.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 66 30.2 9 4.7 1 0.7 3.3
Jaylen Brown 59 26.8 6.9 3.3 1.2 0.4 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 59 14.7 4.2 3.6 0.6 0.3 2
Derrick White 71 12.1 3.4 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.7
Grant Williams 68 8.1 4.7 1.7 0.6 0.4 1.5

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Lauri Markkanen 62 25.4 8.5 1.8 0.6 0.6 3
Kelly Olynyk 57 12 5.5 3.3 0.9 0.6 1.4
Kris Dunn 9 11.6 4.8 4.8 1.6 0.6 0.8
Talen Horton-Tucker 55 9 2.9 3.3 0.6 0.5 0.8
Walker Kessler 65 8.6 8.3 0.8 0.4 2.3 0
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Celtics: Marcus Smart: Out (Hip), Al Horford: Out (Back), Robert Williams: Out (Hamstring), Payton Pritchard: Out (Heel)

Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: Out (Hand)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston sports a top-five offense this year, ranking fourth-best in the league with 117.6 points per game. On defense, it ranks seventh with 112.2 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Celtics have played better at home this year, putting up 120.7 points per game, compared to 114.7 per game when playing on the road. The Celtics’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, putting up 114.7 points a contest compared to the 117.6 they’ve averaged this season.

Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by draining 15.8 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks seventh in the league at 37.5%. The Celtics are attempting 46.4 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 52.4% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 62.2% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 42.1 threes per contest, which are 47.6% of their shots (and 37.8% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah scores 117.2 points per game and allow 117.2, making them sixth in the NBA on offense and 22nd defensively. The Jazz are scoring more points at home (118.4 per game) than on the road (116.2). Over their previous 10 games, the Jazz are scoring 114.6 points per contest, 2.6 fewer points than their season average (117.2).

In 2022-23, Utah is sixth in the league in 3-point makes (13.8 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). In 2022-23, the Jazz have attempted 56.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 43.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 67.4% of the Jazz’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 32.6% have been 3-pointers.

Celtics vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick

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You can bet on Celtics vs. Jazz at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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