Celtics vs Jazz Prediction - NBA Picks 3/18/23

Utah Jazz (33-36) vs Boston Celtics (48-22)

Game Info: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz +6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.1 points and 9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.8 points and 3.3 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 25.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 20.8 points and 4 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 3.3 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Jazz are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Celtics last 13 overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Jazz last 6 overall. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Utah.

The Boston Celtics obviously have the ability to blow the doors off, but they're also on the end of a back to back and are dealing with injuries to role players. The Utah Jazz are at home, have the rest advantage, and are still a respectable team that competes and loses as underdogs by an average of 1.8 points. Also, the Jazz needs to win games if they're going to sneak into the play-in tournament. We're getting 6 points. The disrespect. Give me the Jazz.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +6

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