Dallas Mavericks (24-21) at Boston Celtics (23-24)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 46 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.5 points and nine assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.5 points and 3.7 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing three rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The under is 12-5 in Mavericks last 17 overall. The under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 home games. The Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Boston.
The Dallas Mavericks continue to play their best ball of the season, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 11.4 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics have been hit or miss all season long and it's tough to predict which team is going to show up night to night. This feels like one of those games the Celtics will show up at home, but there's no doubt it's the Mavs who have been the more consistent team as of late. In a near pick em, I have to lean toward the Mavericks.