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Celtics home to Mavericks in NBA betting action

Dallas Mavericks Boston Celtics
30-21 February 09, 2014, 06:00 | TD Garden 18-33



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Celtics try to run the Mavericks off the court at TD Garden in pro hoops action.

The Mavericks will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 28-22-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Celtics are 25-26 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Dallas is 27-24 on the totals; Boston is 20-31.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

The Celtics sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 95-89.

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Last time out for Dallas, they were a 103-81 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Utah was run off the court by the Mavericks on Friday as Dallas blasted the Jazz 103-81 at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Boston was a 99-89 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston got 31 points from Jared Sullinger en route to a 99-89 victory over Sacramento on Friday at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 28 in the league with 39.96 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.39 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 8 with 8.41 per contest.

A few Mavericks at Celtics trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
Dallas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Boston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Dallas at Charlotte, Tuesday, February 11th
Boston at Milwaukee, Monday, February 10th