You could blame the Utah Jazz for being inconsistent this season. They certainly had their hot streaks and their cold streaks. However, it has been a two season saga for the Boston Celtics.
the Celtics (45-28) are 11-2 since the All-Star break. Their defensive rating of 105.8 is the best in the conference.
Meanwhile, the Jazz (45-27) have the best offense in the league, with an offensive rating of 116.2. It will be a clash of styles tonight. Overcoming the league’s best offense would definitely be a feather in the Jazz’s hat.
Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics odds tonight
According to WynnBet, the Celtics are a 5-point favorite against the Jazz and a -200 favorite for the money line. Utah is currently a +165 money line underdog.
The plus/minus is currently at 218.5 points.
The Utah Jazz starting lineup tonight
Bojan Bogdanovic remains on the sidelines for the Jazz, but all other starters should be available. Look for Quin Snyder to accompany a starting lineup of Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Rudy Gay and Rudy Gobert in this contest.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
Apart from Bogdanovic, Udoka Azubuike is still struggling with an ankle injury which will prevent him from taking part in this match. Meanwhile, forward Danuel House Jr. will also be sidelined with a knee injury.
Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics Prediction
In an offensive versus defensive battle, the smart money is usually on first. This match may be an exception to this rule.
After all, Boston’s 11th-ranked offensive rating of 112.2 is depressed by its early-season struggles. They’ve been on a blistering pace lately, with a 122.4 offensive rating since the All-Star break.
This is obviously not sustainable. That would make them, hands down, the best team in NBA history. Still, they’ve been a better team than the Jazz over a significant sample.
It should be a fun match. It’s something of a preview of potential dark horse finales. We bet on the Beantown boys to extend their streak.
Prediction: Celtics 115, Jazz 108
Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics TV Channel
Utah fans can tune into AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, while Boston fans can catch it on NBC Sports Boston. It will also be available on ROOT SPORTS Northwest and NBA League Pass.
Utah Jazz schedule and next game
The Jazz will enjoy an easier game in the Eastern Conference as they face the Charlotte Hornets on the 25th.
After that, they returned to West, playing the Dallas Mavericks on March 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers on March 29. After the Clippers, they will face the Philadelphia 76ers in the second game in a row.