Monday, February 29, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 28-30 and a road record of 9-18. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 97.1 per contest. Utah is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-20. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 35-25 and a home record of 19-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 4.1. Boston has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 25-16. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.9 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Utah averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Boston averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Celtics allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Celtics force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Jazz average 97.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 91 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics score 106.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 102.4. They get 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 28-29-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 25-33-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 33-26-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 31-28-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/28/16 PG Avery Bradley Ankle injured last game, probable Monday vs. Utah
02/18/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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