Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz

by Dirty on June 2, 2013

The fans at EnergySolutions Arena will be treated to a game between the Boston Celtics and the Utah Jazz when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 2-point favorites versus the Jazz, while the game’s total is sitting at 200½.

The Celtics outscored the Mavericks by 13 points in the fourth quarter and earned a 99-92 victory last time out. The Celtics covered the 3.5-point spread, but the 191 points went UNDER the posted total of 194.

Paul Pierce led the way with a team-high 31 points, while Rajon Rondo added 19 points with 15 rebounds and 14 assists for a triple-double in the win.

C.J. Miles scored 24 points, as the Jazz rolled past the Grizzlies 117-99 on Tuesday night.

Utah won as 12-point home favorites as the teams played over the 198-point total posted by oddsmakers.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.
Utah has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 44-11 SU, 31-24 ATS
Utah: 31-23 SU, 28-26 ATS

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Utah most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 9-1
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Utah is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Boston at Phoenix, Sunday, February 22
Utah home to New Orleans, Saturday, February 21

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