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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks

January 22, 2024


The Boston Celtics will travel to Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center with the game tipping off on Monday night at 8:30 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports Southwest.



The Celtics have the best record in the NBA with a record of 32-10 while having won four of their last five games including Sunday’s 116-107 win on the road against the Houston Rockets. Boston has been one of the best offensive and defensive teams in the NBA as they are averaging the 5th most points per game with an average of 120.93 points per game while allowing the 5th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 110.93 points allowed per game. 



Jayson Tatum has been one of the best players in the NBA and has played a pivotal role in the success the Celtics have had this season as he leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Rockets when they travel to face the Dallas Mavericks.



The Dallas Mavericks have the 6th best record in the Western Conference at 24-18, however, they have lost three of their last five games including a 110-127 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Luka Doncic has played a pivotal role in the Mavericks being the 7th highest-scoring team in the league with an average of 118.48 points per game as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 33.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game. However, Dallas has been a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 117.38 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.52 points per game. The Dallas Mavericks will look to bounce back following the road loss against the Lakers when they host the Boston Celtics on Monday night.



BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Boston has won two of the previous three meetings. The Celtics are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. The Boston Celtics are 21-20-2 ATS overall, 8-12-2 ATS on the road, and 20-19-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Dallas Mavericks are 23-19 ATS overall, 11-11 ATS at home, and 8-9 ATS as an underdog on the year.



Boston enters this game with the best record in the NBA while Dallas is in 6th place in the Western Conference and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three matchups. The Celtics have covered the spread in six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am laying the points with the Boston Celtics when they travel to face the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics -3