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NBA odds preview - Celtics vs. Jazz

Boston CelticsUtah Jazz
19-38February 24, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena19-36

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Utah and Boston on Monday, with the host Jazz trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz currently sport a record of 19-36, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 26-28-1 ATS. The Celtics are 19-38 and 27-29-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jazz post a 25-30 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 22-35 against the number.

View Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

The Jazz were listed as a -2.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 189.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 25-rated Jazz and the No. 19-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 87-84 win for the Celtics on Monday.

Boston lost its last outing, a 105-98 result against the Kings on February 22. The Celtics covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 29 points from Jeff Green en route to a 105-98 loss against Sacramento on Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.

The Jazz were a 121-104 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. Enes Kanter went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Minnesota defeated Utah, 121-104 at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 24-rated squad against Boston's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 23 in the league with 6.62 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 6.4 per outing.

Next up:
Boston home to Atlanta, Wednesday, February 26th
Utah home to Phoenix, Wednesday, February 26th