Bet Jamaica NBA Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz

by Dirty on March 22, 2010

The Boston Celtics and the Utah Jazz will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at EnergySolutions Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Jazz listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total is sitting at 200½.

The Celtics exploded for 29 points in the fourth quarter as they upset the Mavericks 102-93 on Saturday, as 4-point underdogs. That game’s 195 points went UNDER the posted total of 199.

Paul Pierce led the Celtics with a game-high 29 points, while Ray Allen had 23 and Rajon Rondo added 20 in the win.

Paul Millsap netted 22 points with 15 boards for a double-double on Saturday, leading the Jazz over the Hornets 106-86. The Jazz covered the 9.5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 210.

C.J. Miles had 19 points for the Jazz, and Deron Williams chipped in with 17 points in the win.

Current streak:
Boston has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 45-24 SU, 29-39-1 ATS
Utah: 45-25 SU, 43-24-3 ATS

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Utah most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Utah’s last 12 games when playing at home against Boston
Utah is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Boston home to Denver, Wednesday, March 24
Utah at Toronto, Wednesday, March 24

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