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Jazz open as NBA underdog vs Celtics

Utah JazzBoston Celtics
Nov 14, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics Odds

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Utah pays a visit to Boston on Wednesday, hoping to send the Celtics to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at TD Garden.

The Celtics sit at 4-3 (2-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jazz are currently 4-4 (4-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 4-3 OU, and Utah is 4-4 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Celtics were listed as 5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 194 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Celtics and the No. 3-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-98 result in favor of the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 14-ranked offense (97.3 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 23 at 99.9 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 107.6 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 140-133 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 273 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz got a 34-point performance from Paul Millsap as Utah handed Toronto a 140-133 defeat on Monday at Air Canada Centre.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 101-95 winner as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Celtics covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston got 20 points and 10 assists from Rajon Rondo en route to a 101-95 victory over Chicago on Monday at United Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Jazz at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Utah's last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Utah is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
Boston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah at Philadelphia, Friday, November 16
Boston at Brooklyn, Thursday, November 15