Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/6/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -2.5
Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics (42-19, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) host the Utah Jazz (39-22, 2nd in the Northwest Division) at TD Garden on Friday, March 6, 2020. The line on this matchup has Boston as 2.5 point favorites. The total is set at 228.
The Jazz cover the spread 49.1% of the time, having gone 29-30-2 ATS. Boston is covering the spread 64.4% of the time, going 38-21-2 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/05/20 SG Jaylen Brown Hamstring is downgraded to out Friday vs Utah
03/04/20 SF Gordon Hayward Back is questionable Friday vs Utah
Rudy Gobert averages 15.4 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 14.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 70% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 24.6 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jayson Tatum averages 23.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Kemba Walker scores 21.7 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 108.2 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Utah averages 111.5 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 106.9 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. Boston is 9th in the NBA with 113.4 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 22.9. The Celtics are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Jazz are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the league.
Boston is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Celtics are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -2.5 and over 228 total points
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