Jazz play the Celtics for cross-conference matchup

Boston Celtics (50-14, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (28-36, 12th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Celtics -6.5; over/under is 235.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Celtics visit the Utah Jazz in cross-conference play.

The Jazz are 19-12 on their home court. Utah is 15-22 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Celtics are 21-11 in road games. Boston ranks third in the Eastern Conference giving up only 109.7 points while holding opponents to 44.9% shooting.

The 117.7 points per game the Jazz score are 8.0 more points than the Celtics give up (109.7). The Celtics average 120.8 points per game, 0.1 more than the 120.7 the Jazz allow to opponents.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Celtics won 126-97 in the last matchup on Jan. 6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Collin Sexton is averaging 18.2 points and 4.7 assists for the Jazz. Keyonte George is averaging 16.2 points and five assists over the last 10 games.

Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Celtics. Sam Hauser is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 2-8, averaging 118.3 points, 43.8 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.3 points per game.

Celtics: 8-2, averaging 122.7 points, 46.5 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 7.1 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 51.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.3 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Lauri Markkanen: out (quad), Taylor Hendricks: out (toe).

Celtics: Jrue Holiday: out (knee), Svi Mykhailiuk: out (personal), Kristaps Porzingis: out (hamstring).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.