Boston at Utah – Wednesday NBA Pick

VietBet Pointspread: Utah -6.5

VietBet Total Line: 195.5

 

The featured matchup on ESPN this Wednesday night is an inter-conference clash between the Boston Celtics and the Utah Jazz. Tip-off from Vivint Smart Home Arena is set for 9:30 p.m. (ET).

 

Boston at Utah Game Preview

 

Boston (51-23) is three games off the pace set by Toronto in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a straight-up 7-3 mark over their last 10 games. It extended its current SU winning streak to four games with Monday’s 102-94 road victory against Phoenix. The Celtics failed to cover VietBet’s 10-point spread in that game, but they are still a healthy 5-2 against the spread over their last seven games. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last six contests.

 

Late-season injuries continue to plague Boston with Marcus Morris leaving Monday’s game with an ankle injury. Kyrie Irving remains out indefinitely with a knee injury, so Jayson Tatum has stepped up his game with an average of 13.7 points per game. He led the way against Phoenix with 23 points. Jaylen Brown is the team’s leading scorer in Irving’s absence with 14.1 PPG, but he ended Monday’s contest with just seven points.

 

The Jazz are clinging to seventh place in the Western Conference standings at 42-32. They have won eight of their last 10 games SU following Sunday’s 110-91 victory against Golden State as nine-point road favorites. The total has gone OVER VietBet’s closing line in four of their last five games. Utah returns home from a three-game road trip with a SU 5-1 record in their last six home games while going 4-2 ATS.

 

Balance remains the key to Utah’s offensive attack with seven different players scoring at least 10 points in Sunday’s win. Donovan Mitchell continues to lead the way with 20.3 PPG and, after scoring 21 points against Golden State, he has eclipsed that average in each of his last five starts. The Jazz have matched Boston’s as far as their points-allowed average (100.2) as two of the top defensive teams in the league.

 

Boston at Utah Free Game Prediction

 

Each team needs to keep winning to improve it playoff position, but Utah has been a tough out at home all season long. While I like the Jazz SU, the way to bet this game is the UNDER on VietBet’s total line.