The Boston Celtics (13-4) are favored by 4.5 points when they host the Dallas Mavericks (9-7) on November 23, 2022 at TD Garden in a matchup pitting one of the highest-scoring squads in the NBA versus one of the best defensively. The Celtics are second in points scored per game (119.4), and the Mavericks are first in points allowed (105.3). The point total is set as 218.5 points for this contest.
How to bet Celtics vs. Mavericks
Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -183 odds to pick up the win, while the Mavericks are listed at +155 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 218.5 points.
Celtics vs. Mavericks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
In the Celtics’ 17 games this season, they have nine wins against the spread. Boston has been victorious in 13, or 76.5%, of the 17 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have gone over the point total 10 times in 16 opportunities (62.5%).
In the Mavericks’ 16 games this year, they have four wins against the spread. Dallas has been the moneyline underdog only one other time so far this season, a game it lost. Mavericks games this season have gone over the point total 56.2% of the time (nine out of 16 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||15||11.5||2.3||2.3||0.8||0.2||2.2|
Celtics vs. Mavericks Injury Report
Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: Doubtful (Back), Spencer Dinwiddie: Questionable (Shoulder)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston is surrendering 113.5 points per game this season (14th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined offensively, averaging 119.4 points per game (second-best). The Celtics score 124.1 points per game at home, compared to 116.1 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of eight points per contest. The Celtics have been racking up 121.7 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 119.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, it’s been a dominant stretch for Boston, who is making 16.4 threes per game (best in NBA) and shooting 39% from downtown (third-best). The Celtics are attempting 45.1 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 51.8% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 61.2% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 41.9 three-pointers per contest, which are 48.2% of their shots (and 38.8% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
In 2022-23, Dallas is 25th in the NBA offensively (109.1 points scored per game) and best defensively (105.3 points allowed). The Mavericks score 109.8 points per game at home, and 107.4 on the road. The Mavericks have fared worse offensively in their last 10 games, posting 103.8 points per contest, 5.3 fewer points their than season average of 109.1.
With 13.6 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.3% from downtown, Dallas is sixth and 19th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Mavericks attempt 47.6% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 35.5% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 52.4% of their shots, with 64.5% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we project that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 218.5 points.
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