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Boston CelticsDallas Mavericks
Feb 20, 8:00 PM | American Airlines Center

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

15-15TEAM RECORD20-12

American Airlines Center will feature Mavericks vs. Celtics action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Mavericks are 20-12 so far on the season, and 19-13 ATS vs. the number. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 15-15 and 13-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 13-19 and the Celtics go 12-18 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Mavericks in this one will find them as 6-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 181.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Mavericks and the No. 18-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 94-93 win for the Mavericks on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 15-ranked offense (94.6 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 2 at 87.5 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.5 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Boston was a 96-81 loser on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston suffered a 96-81 loss against Detroit on Sunday, getting 18 points from Paul Pierce in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Mavericks were a 104-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. The Mavericks got a terrific 34-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki but New York handed them a 104-97 defeat on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Celtics at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Boston
Dallas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, February 22
Dallas home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, February 22

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