The Dallas Mavericks (9-7) head over to TD Garden as they play the Boston Celtics (13-4) on Wednesday night. The Mavericks have won four straight games against Boston. This matchup features a top-scoring offense up against a stingy defense as Boston is second in the NBA in points (119.4), while Dallas ranks first in points allowed (105.3). Jayson Tatum (ankle) is questionable while Dallas' injury report consists of Spencer Dinwiddie (questionable; shoulder) and Maxi Kleber (doubtful; back).
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET from Boston. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Celtics as a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Celtics odds. The over/under for total points is set at 218.5. Before making any Celtics vs. Mavericks picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Celtics and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Celtics vs. Mavericks:
- Mavericks vs. Celtics spread: Boston -4.5
- Mavericks vs. Celtics Over-Under: 218.5 points
- Mavericks vs. Celtics money line: Boston -190, Dallas +158
- DAL: Mavericks are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games following a straight-up loss
- BOS: Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games
- Mavericks vs. Celtics picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Celtics can cover
Forward Jaylen Brown is a great physical and athletic force on the wing. Brown is very explosive and constantly attacks the basket. The California product can be a streaky shooter from deep but has the confidence to let it fly in each game. The 26-year-old averages 25.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game.
Guard Marcus Smart is a phenomenal defender who won't back down from any assignment. Smart is often tasked with guarding the opposing team's best player, and the reigning Defensive Player of the Year embraces that role. The Oklahoma State product does a great job at getting physical and can space the floor. He logs 11.1 points, 7.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game, and on Nov. 14, Smart dropped 22 points with five boards, and eight assists.
Why the Mavericks can cover
Guard Luka Doncic is an all-around weapon for this ball club that impacts the game in a multitude of ways. The three-time All-Star is an excellent ball handler with outstanding court vision, and he knows his way around screens to use them to his advantage. Doncic is first in the NBA in scoring (33.5), tied for 7th in rebounds (9.1), and fourth in assists (8.1). On Nov. 18, he finished with 33 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Center Christian Wood is a versatile big man with a good face-up game. Wood has the ability to drive the ball from the perimeter and finish. The UNLV product is fairly disruptive on the defensive end and plays with high energy. He averages 16.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, and on Nov. 18, Wood dropped 28 points and eight boards.
How to make Mavericks vs. Celtics picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 226 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all of the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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