Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics odds, picks and predictions

The Utah Jazz (45-27) head to Beantown Wednesday to play the Boston Celtics (45-28) at the TD Garden with the tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Jazz vs. Celtics odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Utah had its 3-game winning streak — 3-0 against the spread (ATS) — snapped Monday in a 114-106 road loss at the Brooklyn Nets as 2-point favorites.

Boston has won 9 of its last 10 (7-3 ATS) including four straight victories as part of a 4-game Western Conference road swing.

The Jazz beat the Celtics a fourth straight time Dec. 3 (3-1 ATS), 137-130 in Utah as 8-point home favorites.

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Jazz at Celtics odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:04 p.m. ET.

  • Money line (ML): Jazz +165 (bet $100 to win $165) | Celtics -205 (bet $205 to win $100)
  • Against the spread: Jazz +4.5 (-105) | Celtics -4.5 (-122)
  • Over/Under: 215.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Jazz at Celtics key injuries


  • SF Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) out


  • PG Marcus Smart (illness) probable
   <h2>Jazz at Celtics odds, lines, picks and predictions</h2> <h3>Prediction</h3> <p>Celtics 114, Jazz 104</p> <h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Money line</a></h3> <p>PASS  even though the Celtics (-205) should win by margin since the Jazz (+165) are an NBA-worst 1-5 SU as an underdog with a minus-7.7 margin of victory.</p> <p>Also, Boston is the most efficient squad versus teams with a top-10 net efficiency (plus-4.9 adjusted net rating), according to (CTG).</p> <p>PLAY: Free, daily sports pick’em contests. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Play now</a>!</p> <h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Against the spread</a></h3> <p>BET the CELTICS -4.5 (-122)  for 1 unit because they play much better against strong competition than the Jazz.</p> <p>For instance, Boston is are 21-12-1 ATS versus teams with a winning record while Utah is 9-19-1 ATS versus winning teams and 4-8-1 ATS on the road in those spots.</p> <p>Furthermore, the Celtics have the best adjusted net rating versus teams in the top-10 of net efficiency with a plus-6.3 ATS margin, per CTG.</p> <p>On top of that, Utah has a couple of weaknesses that Boston can attack. The Jazz can be careless with the rock — 20th in adjusted offensive turnover rate (TOV%) — and 19th in defensive field goal percentage versus mid-range attempts, per CTG.</p> <p>Celtics All-Star wings Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown love to operate out of iso-sets and in the mid-range so I think either, or both of them, could be in for a big game. Plus Boston has a top-10 defensive TOV%.</p> <p>Finally, the market is hammering the Under and the oddsmakers have lowered the total 7 points from the look-ahead. The market projecting a lower-scoring affair gives me more confidence in Boston since its defense is world-beaters.</p> <p>BET the CELTICS -4.5 (-122).</p> <h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Over/Under</a></h3> <p>PASS  since I “lean” to the Under 215.5 (-110) but we’d be getting by far the worst of the number since this total was set at 223.5 on the look-ahead.</p> <p>For what it’s worth, the Jazz are 32-38-2 O/U and the Celtics are 33-38-2 O/U, but these teams have a combined 35-27 O/U versus teams with a winning record.</p> <p>Bet legally online with a trusted partner: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tipico Sportsbook</a>, Sportsbook Wire’s official sportsbook partner in CO, NJ and soon IA. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bet now!</a></p> <p>If you’re looking for more sports betting picks and tips, access all of our content at <a href=""></a> and <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BetFTW</a>. Please <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">gamble responsibly</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Geoff Clark on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a>. Follow SportsbookWire on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a> and like us on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a></em>.</p> <p>Additional NBA sports coverage:<br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HoopsHype</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Celtics Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LeBron Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lonzo Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nets Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rockets Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sixers Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Thunder Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Warriors Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rookie Wire</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">List Wire</a></p> <p><em>Gannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services. Tipico has no influence over nor are any such revenues in any way dependent on or linked to the newsrooms or news coverage. See <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a> for Terms and Conditions. 21+ only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA).</em></p>     <p>


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