Jazz vs Celtics: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 16, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 16, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The Utah Jazz (28-10) are favored (by 4.5 points) to break a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Boston Celtics (20-17) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET. The over/under is set at 228.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 16, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Celtics Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 16

Jazz:
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)

Celtics:
Romeo Langford: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Celtics (+4.5)
Total Pick Under (228.5)
Prediction Jazz 114, Celtics 110

The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.1 points of each other).

In this matchup, the model projects a total (224.2 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (228.5 points).

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Jazz Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 36 24.8 4.6 5.4 1.0 0.3 3.3
Jordan Clarkson 38 17.9 4.0 2.2 1.0 0.2 3.2
Mike Conley 31 16.4 3.4 5.6 1.4 0.1 2.8
Bojan Bogdanovic 38 15.5 3.9 1.9 0.5 0.1 2.7
Rudy Gobert 38 14.4 13.6 1.3 0.5 2.8 0.0

Celtics Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 33 25.1 7.0 4.5 1.3 0.5 2.6
Jaylen Brown 35 24.3 5.5 3.9 1.2 0.5 2.3
Kemba Walker 22 18.0 3.7 4.5 1.0 0.4 2.9
Marcus Smart 19 12.9 2.6 5.7 1.6 0.5 1.7
Daniel Theis 36 9.2 4.9 1.3 0.6 1.1 0.8

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Jazz have a 46.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is the same percentage of shots the Celtics’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Utah is 16-3 against the spread and 18-1 overall when it shoots better than 46.7% from the field.
  • Boston’s record is 13-6 against the spread and 13-6 overall when its opponents make more than 46.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Celtics’ 47% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.1 percentage points higher than the Jazz have allowed to their opponents (44.9%).
  • Boston is 17-11 against the spread and 19-9 overall when it shoots better than 44.9% from the field.
  • This season, Utah has a 23-3-1 record against the spread and a 26-1 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 47% from the field.
  • The Jazz shoot 39.6% from three-point range, 3.3% higher than the 36.3% the Celtics allow to opponents.
  • Utah has a 19-4-1 record against the spread and a 21-3 record overall when the team knocks down more than 36.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Boston is 13-13 against the spread while putting up a 13-13 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 39.6% from three-point distance.
  • The Celtics are knocking down 37.7% of their shots from three-point range, which is just 2.4 percentage points greater than the 35.3% the Jazz’s opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Boston has a 16-7 ATS record and is 18-5 straight-up when the team makes more than 35.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Utah is 20-4-1 ATS and 22-3 overall in games it shoots over 37.7% from deep.
  • The Jazz hit 16.9 three-pointers per game this season, 4.4 more made shots on average than the 12.5 per game the Celtics give up.
  • Utah is 24-7-1 against the spread and 26-6 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while Boston is 7-11 ATS and 8-10 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Celtics are the 19th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Jazz give up the fewest makes from deep.

Jazz vs Celtics Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Celtics AVG Celtics Rank
3rd 116.6 Points Scored 112.5 18th
5th 108.2 Points Allowed 111.1 9th
1st 48.2 Rebounds 44 9th
4th 11.1 Off. Rebounds 11.1 5th
1st 16.9 3pt Made 12.5 19th
21st 23.9 Assists 22.7 27th
18th 13.8 Turnovers 13.5 15th

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