With four losses against the spread in their last five, the Boston Celtics will return to the pay window at home on Wednesday night when they host the Utah Jazz. Our Tuesday night NBA selection is on the Boston Celtics minus the points on their home court over the Utah Jazz.
Paul PierceThe Celts opened the season with three straight wins and covers, by an average victory margin of 22.3 points, and an average cover of 16.8 ppg. But Boston has dropped four of its last five ATS, including three in a row. That trend should reverse itself tonight, as Boston has had the last three days off, and the Celtics are 30-20 ATS their last 50 with at least three days' of rest.
Doc Rivers' crew is playing incredible defense, and Boston leads the league in points allowed at 84.4 ppg. Utah is a poor 44-70 ATS its last 114 on the road, including 22-45 ATS vs. a foe that's not off a SU/ATS loss. Lay the points with Boston.