Boston Celtics (15-15) at Dallas Mavericks (14-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -3 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.5 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.1 points and 9.4 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Mavericks are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games and 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 7-0 in Mavericks last 7 overall. The Celtics are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Dallas and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston Celtics seem to be falling apart a bit with losses in six of their last nine games, and they're 6-11 against the spread on the road. The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing their best ball of the season, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 3.6 points while shooting 51.1 percent from the field. It feels like these teams are heading in different directions. I'll lay the bucket with the Mavs.