Celtics vs. Jazz betting: NBA preview for March 18

Media by Associated Press: Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) during an NBA basketball game

A pair of the NBA’s best scorers face off when Jayson Tatum (sixth, 30.2 PPG) and the Boston Celtics (49-22) visit Lauri Markkanen (14th, 25.4 PPG) and the Utah Jazz (33-36) on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET on SportsNet RM and NBCS-BOS. The Celtics are 4.5-point favorites. The matchup has an over/under of 233 points.

Here is everything you need to place your NBA bets on this matchup.


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Celtics vs. Jazz betting lines

  • Celtics odds to win: -187
  • Jazz odds to win: +157
  • Spread: Celtics (-4.5)
  • Total: 233
  • TV Channel: NBC Sports Networks
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)

Celtics Statistics, Trends and More

As the Away Team

  • Boston has an 18-16-2 ATS record in road games so far while putting up a record of 23-13 overall in those contests.
  • Boston has a 6-9 record ATS on the road this year when playing as 4.5-point favorites or more.
  • On the road this year, Boston’s games have gone over the set point total 14 times.
  • This season on the road, Boston and its opponents have averaged a total of 228.4 points per contest, 4.6 points fewer than the over/under for this contest.

Celtics Recent Trends

  • The Celtics have covered the spread four times in their past 10 contests while putting up a 5-5 record straight-up in those games.
  • The Celtics’ past 10 games saw five hit the over.
  • The last 10 Celtics games averaged 228.3 total points, 4.7 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Celtics are scoring 2.9 points less per game compared to their season average.

Celtics Betting Records

  • The Celtics have won 47 of the 66 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (71.2%).
  • The Celtics have a 32-14 record (winning 69.6% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -187 or shorter.
  • The Celtics have a 65.2% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
Field Goal % Opp. Field Goal % Rebounds Opp. Rebounds Assists Turnovers
47.3 (15th in NBA) 46.6 (fifth) 45.1 (seventh) 43.9 (18th) 26.3 (seventh) 12.9 (eighth)

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Jazz Statistics, Trends and More

As the Home Team

  • The Jazz are 20-13 in home contests with a 17-16 record against the spread at home.
  • The Jazz’s record against the spread is 8-10 as 4.5-point underdogs or more at home this year.
  • Jazz home games have hit the over on the set point total 15 times this season.
  • This season at home the Jazz and their opponents have averaged a total of 231.7 points per contest, 1.3 points fewer than the over/under for this contest.

Jazz Recent Trends

  • The Jazz have covered the spread six times in their past 10 contests while putting up a 4-6 record straight-up in those games.
  • The Jazz and their opponents have hit the over in five of the past 10 games.
  • The Jazz’s last 10 outings have ended with an average of 234.3 points scored. That’s 1.3 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Jazz have scored 2.6 fewer points per contest compared to their 117.2 PPG season-long scoring average.

Jazz Betting Records

  • The Jazz have been underdogs in 36 games this season and won 16 (44.4%) of those contests.
  • This season, the Jazz have won five of their 18 games, or 27.8%, when they’re the underdog by at least +157 on the moneyline.
  • The Jazz have a 38.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
Field Goal % Opp. Field Goal % Rebounds Opp. Rebounds Assists Turnovers
47.3 (15th in NBA) 47.5 (16th) 45.3 (sixth) 43.3 (16th) 25.7 (ninth) 15.1 (28th)
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