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Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Preview & Picks – Underdog Mavericks To Cover In NBA

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22 Jan 2024
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  • Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks picks for Monday, January 22
  • NBA matchup is taking place at American Airlines Center
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Preview & Picks
  • Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Boston Celtics Form
  • Dallas Mavericks Form

Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Preview & Picks

Dallas are tipped to cover as a home underdog.

The Mavericks have tended to cover as an underdog in recent times, and this Boston team is playing on the second half of a back-to-back and could be short-handed.

  • Dallas Mavericks are 6-1-0 ATS in their last 7 games as a betting underdog
  • Boston Celtics are 3-5-0 ATS in their last 8 games
  • The Under has cashed in 9 of Dallas’ last 13 games
  • The Under has hit in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games

Head To Head

  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 44-40
  • Boston Celtics won 124-95 when the two teams last met in January 2023

Boston Celtics Form

Boston head to Dallas in solid form, having made it 13 wins in their last 17 games with a victory in Houston.

The Celtics ended 2023 on a six-game win streak, and although they began 2024 with a loss, they quickly bounced back.

They beat Utah 126-97 and Indiana 118-101, and then rebounded from a 127-123 loss at the Pacers with a 127-120 overtime victory over Minnesota.

Boston then dropped a big meeting with Milwaukee, 135-102, only to respond with a three-game win streak that saw them beat Houston 145-113, Toronto 105-96 and San Antonio 117-98.

The Celtics failed to make it four-in-a-row as they lost 102-100 to Denver, but they hit back immediately with a 116-107 win in Houston last night.

Dallas Mavericks Form

Dallas enter this matchup in inconsistent form, having gone 5-4 in their first nine games of 2024.

The Mavericks began the year with a 127-90 defeat in Utah, but they returned to win their next three games.

They blew out Portland twice, 126-97 and 139-103, and then downed Minnesota 115-108 before seeing their streak end with a 120-103 defeat to Memphis.

Dallas responded with a 128-124 victory over New York, only to then suffer a 118-108 defeat at the hands of New Orleans.

The Mavericks quickly avenged that loss to the Pelicans, winning 125-120, but once again they failed to back up a win as they lost 127-110 at the Los Angeles Lakers.

Verdict

Boston are the team in better form, but they played last night and may be short-handed.

And while Dallas have been inconsistent recently, they have tended to cover the spread when made an underdog.

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