Celtics vs. Jazz Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 31, 2023

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Celtics vs. Jazz Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 31, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Boston Celtics (53-24) head into their matchup against the Utah Jazz (36-40) on March 31, 2023 as double-digit favorites. Boston is favored by 13.5 points. The game’s over/under is 232.

Celtics vs. Jazz Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -1043
  • Jazz odds to win: +661
  • Spread: Celtics (-13.5)
  • Total: 232

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: NBCS-BOS and SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Celtics vs. Jazz?

Celtics and Jazz Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 13.5 points or more, the Celtics have a 3-1 record against the spread.

These two teams average a combined 235.5 points per game, 3.5 more points than the over/under of 232 set for this matchup.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 229.6 points per game, 2.4 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.

The average point total in Celtics games this year is 1.9 fewer points than the total of 232 in this matchup.

The average point total for Utah this season is three points higher than this game’s over/under.

Boston has a 40-34-3 record against the spread this season.

The Jazz’s ATS record is 42-34-0 this season.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics average 118.3 points per game (second in the league) while allowing 111.8 per contest (sixth in the NBA). They have a +500 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 6.5 points per game.

The Celtics win the rebound battle by an average of 1.2 boards. They are collecting 45.2 rebounds per game (seventh in the league) compared to their opponents’ 44 per outing.

Boston hits 16 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league) at a 37.8% rate (sixth-best in the NBA), compared to the 11.8 per game its opponents make at a 34.9% rate.

The Celtics average 115.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (third in the league), and give up 108.9 points per 100 possessions (third in the NBA).

The Celtics have scored at a much higher clip at home than away from home in the 2022-23 season (121.1 at home versus 115.7 on the road), though they have surrendered fewer points at home than in road games (111 opponent points per home game versus 112.6 on the road).

Jazz Stats & Insights

The Jazz put up 117.2 points per game (sixth in league) while allowing 117.8 per outing (24th in NBA). They have a -43 scoring differential.

Utah pulls down 45.6 rebounds per game (fifth in league) while conceding 43.4 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.2 boards per game.

The Jazz knock down 13.6 three-pointers per game (sixth-most in the league), 1.3 more than their opponents.

The Jazz’s 113.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 11th in the NBA, and the 114 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 22nd in the league.

At home Utah is putting up 118.1 points per game, 1.7 more than it is averaging on the road (116.4).

Celtics Key Players to Watch

The Celtics get 30.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists from Jayson Tatum.

Marcus Smart’s averages this season are 11.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game.

The Celtics get 3.3 three-pointers per game out of Tatum.

Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.

Jazz Key Players to Watch

Kelly Olynyk has the top spot on the Jazz scoring and assist lists among active players, putting up 12.2 points and 3.6 assists per game.

Walker Kessler’s per-game averages this season are 9.1 points, 0.9 assists and 8.4 rebounds.

Olynyk knocks down 1.3 threes per game.

Olynyk’s 0.9 steals and Kessler’s 2.4 blocks per game are vital to the Jazz’s defensive performance.

Celtics vs. Jazz Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Jazz (+ 13.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (232)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 122 – Jazz 110

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