7:30 PM ET, November 6, 2013
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Things haven’t exactly gone well early on for the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics. However, YouWager fans can expect to see one of these proud franchises ending its historic season-opening losing streak tonight.
Boston is hoping to end their worst start in 67 years when they host the Jazz who are trying to avoid dropping its first five games for the first time since 1974-75.
With 2012’s leading scorers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett now playing with the Brooklyn Nets, Boston (0-4) has had a hard time finding a new identity under rookie coach Brad Stevens.
The Celtics are shooting an ok 45.5 percent from the field, but have made just 17 of 65 (26.2 percent) from 3-point range and rank near the bottom of the league with 87.5 points.
Avery Bradley, Vitor Faverani and Kelly Olynyk need to impress online sports betting fans by finding their stroke, missing a combined 19 of 21 attempts from beyond the arc. Bradley, filling in for injured All-Star Rajon Rondo at point guard, also has committed a team-worst 15 turnovers.
The Celtics are averaging a league-worst 21.0 miscues per game after its 21 on Monday helped the Memphis Grizzlies erase a six-point deficit with just under nine minutes remaining en route to a 95-88 win.
That’s undoubtedly an area where Boston hopes to improve as they try to avoid their first 0-5 start since 1946-47.
Utah (0-4), among the NBA’s worst with 19.8 turnovers per game, had 21 in a 104-88 loss versus the Nets last night.
The Jazz had lost their first three games by an average of 3.6 points, but trailed Brooklyn by as many as 26.
Now Utah will try to avoid the franchise’s worst start since dropping their first 11 games 39 years ago when they still played in New Orleans.
Boston has won five straight at home versus the Jazz, who haven’t won in Boston since March 14, 2008.