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NBA Betting: Celtics vs. Mavericks

Overview

The Boston Celtics will host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night in a key NBA tilt. The Celtics come in with the best record out of the Eastern Conference, trailing only San Antonio in the entire league. Boston has won two in a row, and eight of their last ten overall. The Mavericks currently sit with the third best record in the Western Conference. Dallas has been one of the hottest teams in the league, winning six straight games and seven of their last ten overall.

Boston Celtics (-6.5)

The Celtics are the best defensive team in the league. Boston is allowing just 91.5 points per game. Also a leader – Boston passes for the most assists in the league, with 24.6. Rajon Rondo, the Celtics point guard is dishing out 12.5 assists per game. The leading scorer for Boston has been Paul Pierce and his 19.1 points per game. Kevin Garnett, fresh off a recent injury continues to rip down rebounds at a furious pace. Garnett is grabbing 8.9 rebounds per game, for a team that is second last in the NBA in rebounds. The Celtics are 22-3 when playing at the TD Garden. Boston also has won 11 of 16 games against teams from the Western Conference.

Dallas Mavericks (+6.5)

Dallas went to the Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and picked up a big win over the Knicks. In the win, Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Mavericks rank 20th in points scored, with 97.5, but 5th in defense – as they are allowing 94.5 points per game. Nowitzki is the Mavericks leading scorer, pouring in 23.2 points per game. Tyson Chandler has been a tough big man in the paint for Dallas. Chandler leads the team with 9.3 rebounds per game and also 1.2 blocked shots per game. The Mavericks have won 14 of 21 games on the road this season. When playing against teams from the Eastern Conference, Dallas has won 14 of 22.

Conclusion

This should be a fantastic game between two teams that have a shot at meeting up in the NBA Finals. Dirk Nowitzki against the Celtics defense will be something to watch. Boston can really shut down teams and individual players. The Celtics at times have problems scoring, and that could happen in this one. The Celtics will win the game, but it will be very close. Boston wins this game by 2 points, and Dallas covers the +6.5 spread. Take Dallas Mavericks +6.5 over Boston Celtics on Friday night!

Dallas
  • Mavericks are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
  • Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
  • Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Mavericks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Mavericks are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Mavericks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic.
  • Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Boston
  • Celtics are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Celtics are 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Celtics are 24-9-2 ATS in their last 35 games following a ATS loss.
  • Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest.
  • Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Celtics are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a S.U. win.

OU Trends

Dallas
  • Under is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Under is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Under is 8-1 in Mavericks last 9 Friday games.
  • Over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall.
  • Over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 games following a S.U. win.
  • Under is 8-3 in Mavericks last 11 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
  • Over is 13-5 in Mavericks last 18 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Under is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 road games.
  • Under is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic.
  • Over is 11-5 in Mavericks last 16 vs. Eastern Conference.
Boston
  • Over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 games following a S.U. win.
  • Over is 8-0 in Celtics last 8 games following a ATS loss.
  • Over is 8-1 in Celtics last 9 home games.
  • Under is 5-1 in Celtics last 6 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Over is 11-4 in Celtics last 15 Friday games.
  • Under is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 games playing on 2 days rest.

Head to Head

  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
  • Underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
  • Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
  • Road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Match Date - Friday, February 04, 2011

Pick: Dallas Mavericks +6.5

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