Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz Free NBA Picks & Odds 2-11-2017
by Josh Schonwald - 2/10/2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Boston Celtics head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 34-19. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 34-20. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 95.7, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this game averaging 29.9 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Al Horford averages 14.9 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Gordon Hayward averages 22.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Rudy Gobert averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Boston averages 108.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.43 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Utah averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.81 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 95.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.9 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 91.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 27-24-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 28-25-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 23-30-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/10/17 F Jae Crowder Personal "?" Saturday vs. Utah
02/08/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
02/10/17 PG George Hill Toe probable Saturday vs. Boston
02/02/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -2
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