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Celtics visit Jazz in hoops battle

Boston CelticsUtah Jazz
Feb 25, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz Odds

29-27TEAM RECORD31-25

The Utah Jazz host Boston on Monday, looking to build on their 31-25 mark against the 29-27 Celtics in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Jazz sit at 31-25 (27-28-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Celtics are currently 29-27 (24-29-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah is 27-28-1 OU, and Boston is 27-28-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Celtics before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 193 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Celtics are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Jazz will win this game 99-97.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 98.5 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 9 at 95.9 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 99.1 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring on their home court.

The Celtics were a 92-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Celtics got 23 points from Paul Pierce, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 92-86 final on Sunday at Rose Garden.

Utah lost its last outing, a 107-94 result against the Clippers on February 23. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Utah suffered a 107-94 loss against Los Angeles on Saturday, getting 23 points from Gordon Hayward in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Celtics at Jazz trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 14 games when playing on the road against Utah
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Boston's last 25 games when playing Utah
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 14 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Utah's last 25 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Golden State, Friday, March 1
Utah home to Atlanta, Wednesday, February 27