Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks - 11/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (2-7) at Boston Celtics (5-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday night in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a feel good victory after a rough 2-7 start to the NBA season. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 94.9 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 22.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while J.J. Barea is averaging 17.3 points and 5.4 assists. Deron Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 40.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for a strong home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 26.9 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 18.5 points and 8.3 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won three of their last four home games.
The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Mavericks are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Dallas Mavericks are simply limited offensively and haven't been getting much stops on the other end of the court. This is a game where the Boston Celtics can look more like the Boston Celtics and get a blowout victory. The Mavs just don't look good at all and are unbackable against a playoff team in this form.