The minute tickets were released for the season, Jazz fans far and wide grabbed seats for the March 28th Celtics game, hoping to see their beloved Gordon Hayward’s triumphant return. We’re about to see 18,306 very disappointed Utahns. Yes, that is a word.
Other than that fun fact, here are five actual things for Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz (-6.5) you can use to your financial gain. — Mark Gallant
1. The Jazz Are Still Fighting For a Playoff Spot
The Celtics are likely locked into the No. 2 spot in the East, as they’re 3.5 games behind the Raptors and seven games ahead of the Cavaliers. The Jazz, on the other hand, are smack in the middle of a Western Conference battle. They’re the No. 7 seed currently, but they sit just four games behind Portland for the 3 seed and 1.5 behind Oklahoma City for the 4. That’s encouraging, but they’re also just two games ahead of the ninth-seeded Clippers and missing the playoffs altogether.