The Utah Jazz will take on the Boston Celtics on Friday at Vivint Arena. Utah is 14-7 overall and 8-4 at home, while Boston is 12-10 overall and 6-6 on the road. Boston is .500 against the spread this season. Utah has a profitable 12-9 ATS mark.
Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET. Utah is favored by 8.5 points in the latest Jazz vs. Celtics odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 212.5. Before entering any Celtics vs. Jazz picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Jazz vs. Celtics spread: Jazz -8.5
- Jazz vs. Celtics over-under: 212 points
What you need to know about the Jazz
Utah is in an excellent scheduling spot, as it is closing out a four-game homestand on Friday night. The Jazz have won two straight games and have been victorious in six of their last eight games. Star guard Donovan Mitchell poured in 30 points in a blowout win over Portland on Monday, while Jordan Clarkson added 22 points off the bench.
The Jazz will be facing a Boston team that is choosing to rest one of its best players in All-Star forward Jaylen Brown. The Celtics are going to have trouble keeping pace against the third-best defense in the NBA, especially without their second-leading scorer. Utah also ranks third on the offensive end of the court, where it is averaging 113.1 points per game.
What you need to know about the Celtics
Boston got off to a slow start this season, but it has started to put things together of late. The Celtics are on a two-game winning streak and have won five of their last seven games. Their defense was phenomenal in an 88-87 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Star Jayson Tatum scored 26 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds in the win over the 76ers. The Celtics held Joel Embiid to just 13 points on 3 of 17 shooting. They have been excellent against Western Conference opponents, going 13-4 in their last 17 games. Boston has been better on the road than at home, covering the spread in seven of its 12 road contests.
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