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Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 12/18/19 Odds Previews and Prediction

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Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 12-18-19 Odds Previews and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 12/18/19 – A non-conference match is all set to get underway between two strong teams on Wednesday. Boston Celtics will play against Dallas Mavericks from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Celtics are holding the 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 17-7. Dallas Mavericks are also sitting at the 3rd position in the Western Conference play with an overall record of 18-8. The NBA basketball odds are up and running for this interesting and most anticipated game.

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 12/18/19

When: December 18, 2019 9:30 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 12/18/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -1 (-110) 215.5 o (-110) -115

Dallas Mavericks
+1 (-110) 215.5 u (-110) -105
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Boston Celtics Betting

Boston Celtics managed to bounce back in their conference and regain their 3rd spot. The Celtics have shown some good improvement after declining from the 2nd to the 4th spot. The Celtics are three games behind Philadelphia 76ers and they got past Miami Heat since they lost just seven games on the season. However, the biggest question is if Boston will stand a chance against a team like Dallas Mavericks, especially when playing on the road.

Players to watch: K. Walker PG (23 GP 23 GS 32.3 MIN 23.1 PTS 0.9 OR 3.3 DR 4.2 REB 5.3 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 2.5 AST/TO 23.35 PER)
J. Tatum PF (24 GP 24 GS 34.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 1.2 OR 5.8 DR 7 REB 2.9 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.12 PER)
J. Brown SG (21 GP 21 GS 33.8 MIN 19.3 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.8 TO 3.4 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.84 PER).

Dallas Mavericks Betting

The good thing about Dallas Mavericks is that they have managed to retain their spot in the Western Conference play. The Mavericks have done well with their impressive 18-8 record and they are all set to play against Boston at home. When it comes to conference play, Dallas won 11 of their 15 games. Overall, they are one game above Denver Nuggets and three games below Los Angeles Clippers. Kristaps Porzingis seems to be the bright spot for Dallas as he is expected to play a key role in this game.

Players to watch: K. Porzingis PF (24 GP 24 GS 30.6 MIN 16.8 PTS 1.7 OR 7.2 DR 8.9 REB 1.4 AST 0.5 STL 2 BLK 1.5 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 16.34 PER)
T. Hardaway Jr. SG (25 GP 12 GS 25.5 MIN 13.3 PTS 0.3 OR 2.1 DR 2.4 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 0.7 TO 1.8 PF 2.6 AST/TO 14.86 PER)
J.J. Barea PG (7 GP 0 GS 13.9 MIN 9.1 PTS 0.3 OR 1.4 DR 1.7 REB 3.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.1 BLK 0.7 TO 0.7 PF 4.4 AST/TO 22.41 PER).

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 12/18/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Celtics are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Dallas.
Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Dallas.
Celtics are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas.
Boston are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Boston are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 6 games.
Dallas are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games.
Dallas are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
Dallas are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Dallas are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Dallas are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games played in December.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward SF Foot is OUT Wednesday vs Dallas
Marcus Smart PG Eye is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Dallas

Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic PG Ankle is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
43-46-2 Against the Spread 46-34-2
49-40-2 Straight Up 37-44-1
111 Points per Game 108
107 Points Allowed per Game 110
45.27 Offensive FG% 46.69
79.89 Offensive FT% 77.33
35.78 Offensive 3PT% 36.27
43.53 Defensive FG% 44.56
73.94 Defensive FT% 75.61
33.81 Defensive 3PT% 34.23

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks

Most of the NBA bracket betting is flourishing with picks and predictions of this game. Boston bounced back with their spirit, but taking out the Mavericks at home seems to be a tough choice. Back Dallas to win this game with the advantage at home.

Moneyline: The moneyline for the Celtics is -115, while the moneyline for the Mavericks is -105.

ATS: Both teams have an ATS of 1 with Boston holding -1, and Dallas holding +1.

TOTALs: The total will go over 215.5 for the Celtics and the total will go under 215.5 for the Mavericks.

Score Prediction: 116 – 109 Dallas