Boston Celtics (10-9) at Dallas Mavericks (8-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +3 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics meet Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Boston Celtics could use another win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.9 points and 6.2 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 15.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost four of their last six road games.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 19.3 points and 4.1 assists while Wesley Matthews is averaging 16.2 points and 2.6 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Smith Jr. is dishing 3.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won five straight home games.
The Celtics are 42-19 ATS in their last 61 Saturday games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas. The under is 6-0 in Celtics last 6 Saturday games. The under is 19-8-1 in Mavericks last 28 Saturday games.
The Boston Celtics are still an inconsistent basketball team that's not playing well offensively and has been even worse on the road. The Dallas Mavericks continue to surprise and are outscoring teams by 9.1 points on their home court this season. I'm buying into what the Mavs are selling and don't think this is a fluke. If the Celtics don't play to the level they're capable of playing at, they could get rolled in this game. I'll take the free bucket.