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Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Boston and Dallas on Wednesday, with the host Celtics trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 8-9-3 ATS. Dallas is 12-9 against the total, while Boston is 11-8-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Mavericks were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 195 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 18-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-98 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 30-rated squad against Dallas's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 29 in the league with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.1 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 119-96 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas cruised to victory on Monday, running Sacramento out of the gym and running up a 119-96 score at American Airlines Center.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 92-79 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 171 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston got 19 points from Kevin Garnett en route to a 92-79 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday at TD Garden.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Mavericks at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Boston
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Dallas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Dallas
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas at Toronto, Friday, December 14
Boston at Houston, Friday, December 14