Dave Covers Spreads, NBA FREE PICK: Celtics, best team out?

Dave Covers Spreads, NBA FREE PICK: Celtics, best team out?


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The Boston Celtics have been the hottest team in the NBA, but can they keep it rolling against Donavon Mitchell and the Utah Jazz?


Betting Trends: 

  • Under is 6-0 in Jazz last 6 road games
  • Jazz are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall
  • Jazz are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games as un underdog 
  • Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning record


If you have been following the NBA at all, you are well aware of how dominate the Boston Celtics have been as of late. Just in their last 10 games they have gone 9-1 whilst star forward Jason Tatum has averaged over 34 points in this 10 game stretch. If we get even more recent their last 5 games the Celtics have been putting up a whopping 116.8 points per game all while being the NBA’s leading defence holding opponents to 101.4 points on 43.2% shooting from the field. 


Being a professional sports bettor is about looking at the bigger picture. Taking a step back, how good is this Celtics team? The answer, very good. If we just look at their games vs opponents with a .500 record or bettor, they are still dominating. 


The Celtics last 5 games vs opponents with a .500 record or bettor:

  • WIN at Denver (124-104)
  • WIN at GSW (110-88)*
  • LOSS vs Dallas (95-92)
  • WIN at Charlotte (115-101)
  • WIN vs Brooklyn (126-120)

*Steph Curry left game early with injury, however Celtics were dominating from the start. 


Celtics Key Injuries: 

  • Marcus Smart GTD (Illness) according to several reports Marcus Smart looks good to return in this game
  • Robert Williams GTD (Knee) according to several reports Williams looks good to return in this game


If we move over to the Utah Jazz side, they have been playing better basketball as of late. The Jazz are 6-4 in their last 10 games, averaging 114.9 points per game whilst only allowing 103.6 to their opponents. 


Their is no question about it, the Utah Jazz do not scare anyone in the postseason until they make some changes. What those changes are, I am not sure. They are locked into a big contract with Donavon Mitchell (which is great) but they haven’t been able to provide him with the best support. Rudy Gobert is outdated and overrated and Mike Conley is not the backup star Mitchell needs. The Jazz have struggled to find the groove they did last year and simply can’t keep up with the best teams in the league anymore. 


Jazz Key Injuries: 

  • Bojan Bogdanovic OUT (calf)


The Jazz are a solid team, but the Celtics have been completely dominate over the stretch. Back the momentum of the Celtics  and trust them at home. 


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