Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Mavericks vs Celtics Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Boston Celtics Wednesday, November 18 at TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Dallas Mavericks (7-4) vs. Boston Celtics (6-4)
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -200
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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The Boston Celtics are playing some of the best basketball we’ve seen from the franchise since the days of the Big Three, and now they run into a formidable foe in the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics have been picking opponents apart and winning by wide margins, while the Mavericks have relied on defense of late.
The Celtics have won three in a row by a convincing margin, while the Mavericks come to town having won four in a row entering Wednesday night’s meeting. Boston’s current stretch of wins includes victories by margins of 13, 15, and 16 points dating back to Friday.
The Mavericks have also played solid basketball of late, putting together their longest winning streak since January. The team managed to shoot only 39.5 percent from the floor, but still came away with a 92-86 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.
That win moved the Mavericks to 2-0 on their current three-game road trip, which ends in Boston on Wednesday. The Mavericks forced 27 turnovers against the 76ers, the most they’ve gotten in a year, while Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons led the way at the offensive end with 21 and 20 points respectively.
If the Celtics hope to keep their winning ways going they’ll need to figure out a way to slow Nowitzki. In dropping each of their last three meetings with the Mavericks, Boston has surrendered 22.3 points per game to Nowitzki in those contests.
Celtics guard Avery Bradley averaged 27.0 points per game in two meetings between the teams a year ago. Since returning from a leg injury that forced him to miss a game, the guard is averaging 17.5 points in two contests.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The under is 5-0 in the Mavericks’ last five games against Atlantic Division opponents.
- The under is 12-4 in the Mavericks’ last 16 games against Eastern Conference opponents.
- The under is 5-1 in the Mavericks’ last six games played on one day’s rest.
- The under is 5-0 in the Celtcs’ last five games overall.
- The under is 4-0 in the Celtics’ last four games against Southwest Division opponents.
- The under is 7-3 in the Celtics’ last 10 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
Neither side has been able to be particularly impressive at the offensive end of the court in recent outings, while neither is a slouch at the defensive end, and both pride themselves on their play at that end.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 205
Guard Isaiah Thomas has keyed Boston’s winning streak, averaging 22.0 points and 8.0 assists while shooting 53.2 percent from the field. In the three games that preceded this stretch, the point guard shot just 31.3 percent from the floor.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 97 – Mavericks 96
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