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Boston Celtics (15-27) vs. Utah Jazz (16-28)
Venue/ Stadium: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Time/Date: 9 PM EST Monday, January 26th 2015
NBA Betting Odds
NBA Betting Point Spread: Jazz -57.5
NBA Betting Over/Under Odds:  195
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Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz Preview

On the season the Celtics are 22-20 ATS and they have an O/U record of 22-19-1 and the Jazz are 23-21 ATS and they have an Under record of 18-26.

This season the Jazz are 8-12 at home and the Celtics are 6-14 on the road.

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In their last games the Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-73 and the Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors 114-111.

The Jazz are looking for their first 3-game winning streak in nearly a year and they are 7.5-point home favorites facing a Celtics team that will be shorthanded tonight. Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart are expected to miss this game for Boston.

Both teams are 4-6 in their last 10 games and while the Jazz have won 2 straight the Celtics are coming off a loss.

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While the Jazz only rank 23rd in the league in scoring in their last 2 games they have averaged 104.5 ppg on nearly 50% shooting.

The Celtics’ defense only ranks 25th in the league in opponents’ points allowed and they gave up 114 yesterday in the loss to the Warriors. In their 2nd games this season on back-to-back games they are giving up an average of 107.5 ppg.

Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley will be the only 2 players on the court tonight for the Celtics that are averaging in double figures and they will need some of the other players to step up on offense. Sullinger had 26 points and 9 boards in the loss to the Warriors and while Bradley was the 2nd leading scorer for the squad he was only 5/16 from the field.

Gordon Hayward leads 5 Jazz players that are averaging in double figures. It will be key that the Celtics play good D in the pain, as the 2nd and 3rd leading scorers for Utah are PF Derrick Favors and C Enes Kanter. Favors has been struggling in the last few games, but he may get on track facing a Boston team that is thin in the middle.

The Celtics are in the 5th game of a season long 6-game road trip.

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Last season at home the Jazz beat the Celtics.

NBA Betting Trends

* Boston is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
* Boston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
* Utah is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
* Utah is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
* Utah has an Under record of 9-4 in their last 13 games.

4* Cappers NBA Free Pick

The favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games between these 2 teams and I think that trend will continue. The Celtics will be gassed after yesterday’s loss and Utah will win and cover the spread at home.

Check out our Updated NBA Betting Odds.

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By Jason Green

Jason Green is back with Cappers Picks again to give out his free sports plays. As always he's hoping the Braves and Redskins can win a championship since their last one in the 90’s was long ago. He’s starting to know the pain of Cubs fans.