Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball Sports Betting Odds and Free Predictions


Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
7-17 (2-7 V)
7:30 pm ET, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
TD Garden, Boston
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
21-4 (11-2 H)
FSN Southwest (Dallas), NBCSN Boston
 
Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball Sports Betting Odds and Free Predictions

One NBA rarity in recent years is an Eastern Conference team dominating the more powerful Western Conference.

However, the Boston Celtics host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night with a 7-0 record against the West that includes a victory over the champion Golden State Warriors.

The Mavs certainly are not the Warriors, and they come in for the finale of Boston's five-game homestand just 7-17 on the season. However, Rick Carlisle's Dallas team has won two straight and four of its last six.

The Mavs beat the Denver Nuggets 122-105 in an emotion-filled game Monday night at home. It was Seats for Soldiers Night, and President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, were in the crowd.

The players responded.

The Mavericks come to Boston for their annual visit -- for what might be future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki's final game at TD Garden -- having won six of their last eight games on the parquet.

However, Dallas also is running into a team that has won 21 of its last 23 games after an 0-2 start under the shock of losing Gordon Hayward for the season. The Celtics dropped the first game of the current homestand but have ridden Kyrie Irving and Al Horford's leadership and production to three straight wins.

During the new winning streak, Horford is averaging 18.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and eight assists per game, and Irving is averaging 29 points.

Harrison Barnes scored 22 points and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. added 20 in the Mavs' most recent win, 122-105 over the visiting Nuggets on Monday.

Nowitzki, who hasn't said for sure if he will retire at the end of the season or return to make it 20 years in the NBA, has a higher scoring average -- 25.5 points per game in 35 games -- against the Celtics than against any other team. He is also averaging 8.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game against Boston.

He isn't playing as much as he used to, but he is still averaging 11.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

In his 1,418-game career, Nowitzki has averaged 21.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor, 38.2 from 3-point range and 87.9 from the foul line.

The Mavs are 11-2 in the 13 Seats For Soldiers Night games.

 

Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Dallas Mavericks +9 (-105) +325 203 (-105)o
Boston Celtics -9 (-115) -450 23 (-115)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Celtics 113, Mavericks 104

 


 

Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Dallas Mavericks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-17 5-10 2-7 10-14 6-9 4-5 100.75 103.79 -3.04
Last 10 5-5 4-4 1-1 7-3 5-3 2-0 102.50 98.30 4.20
vs Div 2-5 1-2 1-3 5-2 2-1 3-1 96.14 100.29 -4.15
vs EAST 2-5 1-5 1-0 2-5 1-5 1-0 107.86 105.29 2.57
vs WEST 5-12 4-5 1-7 8-9 5-4 3-5 97.82 103.18 -5.36

Boston Celtics

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 21-4 11-2 10-2 19-5-1 9-3-1 10-2 104.76 97.52 7.24
Last 10 8-2 5-1 3-1 7-3 4-2 3-1 107.90 102.00 5.90
vs Div 5-0 3-0 2-0 5-0 3-0 2-0 104.80 94.80 10.00
vs EAST 14-4 6-2 8-2 13-4-1 5-2-1 8-2 104.00 98.17 5.83
vs WEST 7-0 5-0 2-0 6-1 4-1 2-0 106.71 95.86 10.85

Betting Odds Trends

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Dallas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Boston
Dallas is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston

Boston Celtics

Boston is 18-4-1 ATS in its last 23 games
Boston is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Boston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Dallas
Boston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Dallas
Boston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Dallas

Injuries

Dallas Mavericks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Nerlens Noel C Ques Wed - Thumb - 12/4/17 Noel missed his fourth-straight game due to a left thumb injury and it is unclear if he will return Wednesday against the Celtics.
Dorian Finney-Smith SF Late Dec - Knee - 12/5/17 Finney-Smith has lingering tendinitis in his knee and could rejoin the lineup at the end of December.
Josh McRoberts PF Out indefinitely - Knee - 10/17/17 McRoberts is dealing with a knee issue and is without a timetable for return.
Seth Curry SG Late Dec - Leg - 12/5/17 Curry has a stress reaction of his left tibia and is expected to be re-evaluate next week with hopes to return at the end of December.

Boston Celtics

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Gordon Hayward SF out for season - Ankle - 10/19/17 Hayward is expected to miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle and fractured tibia.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
11/20/17 DAL (102) - BOS (110) (OT) 6.5/200.5 BOS/O
2/13/17 DAL (98) - BOS (111) 2/209 BOS/P
11/16/16 BOS (90) - DAL (83) -6/199.5 BOS/U
1/18/16 DAL (118) (OT) - BOS (113) 2/203 DAL/O
11/18/15 BOS (102) - DAL (106) -5/207.5 DAL/O
1/2/15 BOS (101) - DAL (119) 5.5/215 DAL/O
11/3/14 DAL (118) - BOS (113) -9.5/208.5 BOS/O
3/17/14 DAL (94) - BOS (89) -11.5/203.5 BOS/U
2/9/14 BOS (91) - DAL (102) 4/200 DAL/U
3/22/13 DAL (104) - BOS (94) -4.5/195.5 DAL/O

Dallas Schedule/Results

NEXT 5
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
12/14/17 @GS 103-133 (L) 13/216.5 LO -17.0 10/23/17 DAL
12/12/17 SA 108-115 (L) 9/195 WO 2.0 11/27/17 SA
12/10/17 @MIN 87-111 (L) 6.5/211.5 LU -17.5 11/17/17 DAL
12/8/17 @MIL 111-79 (W) 6.5/203.5 WU 38.5 11/18/17 DAL
12/6/17 @BOS 102-110 (L) (OT) 6.5/200.5 LO -1.5 11/20/17 DAL
LAST 10
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar DAL FG Opp FG Reb
12/4/17 DEN 122-105 (W) -2/209 WO 15.0 49/86 38/91 42-49
12/2/17 LAC 108-82 (W) -5/209 WU 21.0 36/79 30/86 54-38
11/29/17 BK 104-109 (L) -5.5/211 LO -10.5 39/84 42/90 44-52
11/27/17 @SA 108-115 (L) 9/195 WO 2.0 41/85 43/82 40-43
11/25/17 OKC 97-81 (W) 6/204.5 WU 22.0 37/75 29/80 43-39
11/22/17 @MEM 95-94 (W) 5.5/199.5 WU 6.5 39/91 37/81 40-52
11/20/17 BOS 102-110 (L) (OT) 6.5/200.5 LO -1.5 39/96 38/84 45-53
11/18/17 MIL 111-79 (W) 6.5/203.5 WU 38.5 38/79 28/74 49-38
11/17/17 MIN 87-111 (L) 6.5/211.5 LU -17.5 32/86 39/84 41-48
11/14/17 SA 91-97 (L) 6.5/200 WU 0.5 33/81 35/79 40-47

Boston Schedule/Results

NEXT 5
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
12/13/17 DEN 99-119 (L) -2.5/223.5 LU -22.5 3/10/17 DEN
12/11/17 @CHI 105-83 (W) -3/203.5 WU 19.0 4/28/17 CHI
12/10/17 @DET 108-118 (L) -6/199 LO -16.0 11/27/17 BOS
12/8/17 @SA 108-94 (W) -3.5/193.5 WO 10.5 10/30/17 BOS
12/6/17 DAL 110-102 (W) (OT) -6.5/200.5 WO 1.5 11/20/17 DAL
LAST 10
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar BOS FG Opp FG Reb
12/4/17 MIL 111-100 (W) -4.5/203 WO 6.5 43/78 35/78 45-28
12/2/17 PHO 116-111 (W) -12/216.5 LO -7.0 42/80 48/101 31-47
11/30/17 PHI 108-97 (W) -8/210.5 WU 3.0 40/79 35/84 40-45
11/27/17 DET 108-118 (L) -6/199 LO -16.0 40/77 44/85 36-40
11/25/17 @IND 108-98 (W) -3.5/204.5 WO 6.5 45/80 38/78 30-36
11/24/17 ORL 118-103 (W) -6.5/208.5 WO 8.5 42/91 41/95 46-51
11/22/17 @MIA 98-104 (L) -1.5/196 LO -7.5 35/84 40/81 37-48
11/20/17 @DAL 110-102 (W) (OT) -6.5/200.5 WO 1.5 38/84 39/96 53-45
11/18/17 @ATL 110-99 (W) -6/202.5 WO 5.0 39/82 37/78 41-35
11/16/17 GS 92-88 (W) 7/218.5 WU 11.0 26/79 33/82 52-47

 

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