Celtics vs Mavericks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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A contest featuring two of the highest-scoring squads in the NBA will see the Boston Celtics (26-12) play as three-point favorites in their matchup with the Dallas Mavericks (22-16) at American Airlines Center on January 5, 2023. The over/under is 232.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Celtics vs. Mavericks

Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -146 odds to pick up the win, while the Mavericks are listed at +124 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Mavericks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Arena: American Airlines Center

Celtics vs. Mavericks Betting Trends

The Celtics have played 38 games, with 20 wins against the spread. Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 36 games this year and has walked away with the win 24 times (66.7%) in those games. The Celtics have hit the over in 55.3% of their opportunities this year (21 times in 38 games with a set point total).

The Mavericks have played 38 games, with 13 wins against the spread. Dallas has a 1-6 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 14.3% of those games). Mavericks games this season have hit the over 57.9% of the time (22 out of 38 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 36 30.8 8.1 4 1.1 0.8 3.2
Jaylen Brown 36 27.2 7.1 3.3 1.1 0.4 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 32 13.1 4.2 3.8 0.6 0.3 1.7
Marcus Smart 34 11.1 3.4 7.4 1.3 0.4 1.7
Derrick White 38 10 3.1 3.2 0.8 0.9 1.5


Mavericks Leaders
Luka Doncic 35 34.3 8.8 8.9 1.7 0.6 2.9
Christian Wood 35 17.8 7.9 1.6 0.5 1.1 1.8
Spencer Dinwiddie 37 16.1 3.2 5.1 0.9 0.2 2.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 36 13.8 3.1 1.6 0.9 0.1 2.8
Kemba Walker 8 8.8 2 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.9
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Celtics vs. Mavericks Injury Report

Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith: Out (Adductor), Josh Green: Out (Elbow), Maxi Kleber: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has a top-five offense this season, ranking best in the league with 118.6 points per game. At the other end, it ranks 15th with 113.3 points allowed per contest. The Celtics are scoring 122.6 points per game this season at home, which is 8.4 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (114.2). The Celtics’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, racking up 116.5 points a contest compared to the 118.6 they’ve averaged this season.

Boston owns a 37.2% three-point percentage this season (eighth-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by making 15.6 threes per game (second-best). The Celtics are attempting 46.1 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 52.4% of the shots they’ve taken (and 63% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 41.9 threes per contest, which are 47.6% of their shots (and 37% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

On offense, Dallas is the 18th-ranked team in the league (112.6 points per game). On defense, it is fifth-best (110.3 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Mavericks are averaging 2.9 more points per game at home (114) than away (111.1). The Mavericks have played better offensively over their previous 10 games, scoring 116.7 points per contest, 4.1 more than their season average of 112.6.

In 2022-23 Dallas is third-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14.9 per game), and it ranks No. 14 in 3-point percentage (35.9%). The Mavericks take 50.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 49.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 62% of the Mavericks’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 38% are 3-pointers.

Celtics vs. Mavericks Predictions and Pick

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