In a battle of two of the most fundamental teams in the National Basketball Association – the Utah Jazz will take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Both teams are in good position to head to the postseason. In fact, Boston has their spot locked up. The Celtics are likely to be the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 51-23 on the season and 3 games behind Toronto. Boston is 6.5 games ahead of the Cavaliers with 8 games to go. Boston is 27-10 on the road this season.
For the Utah Jazz, they are 42-32 on the season, and 7th in the Western Conference. The Jazz are just a single game behind New Orleans and San Antonio, but also just ½ game ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Jazz lead the 9th seeded Nuggets by 2 games with 8 to go. Utah has won 24 out of 36 games at home this season. The Boston Celtics are the underdogs in this game on the road. The Utah Jazz are -6 at MyBookie over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
Jazz Red Hot
The Utah Jazz are running hot right now with 8 wins in their last 10 games. The Jazz are third in the Northwest Division, trailing Portland and Oklahoma City. The latest win for Utah was 110-91 on the road at the Warriors. That was the third straight road game for the Jazz. Utah is led in scoring by rookie Donovan Mitchell, with 20.3 per game.
Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are big in the middle for Utah. In the win over t he Warriors, Gobert scored 17 points and ripped down 15 rebounds. Favors is making over 56% of his shots this season. Utah is the 2nd best defensive team in the league, allowing just over 100 points per game.
Celtics Looking at Postseason
The Boston Celtics are without their point guard and leading scorer Kyrie Irving, for what appears to be the rest of the regular season. The former Cavaliers leader is scoring more than 24 points per game, and making 49.1% of his shots. He also leads the team with over 5 assists per game.
Al Horford has also put together a nice season for the Celtics. The big man is leading the team in rebounding and also making nearly 50% of his shots. Jayson Tatum scored 23 in the latest win, with Marcus Morris adding 20. Morris is likely out for this game with an injury.
Jazz Win at Home
Boston and Utah are both going to play in the postseason, and both will be dangerous teams. The Celtics are third in defense, just behind Utah. This should be a fun game, but in the end, we are going to go with the team that has a little better health right now. Boston has several injuries. We are going to take the Utah Jazz -6 over the Boston Celtics in a NBA battle on Wednesday night. Bet on the Utah Jazz -6 over the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association on Wednesday.