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Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Boston was an 87-86 loser on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Dallas was a 113-96 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 36-31 SU, 32-32-3 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games when playing Dallas
is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Dallas:
Team record: 32-36 SU, 40-28 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games when playing Boston

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Next up:
Boston at Memphis, Saturday, March 23
Dallas home to Utah, Sunday, March 24