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Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics: Picks, predictions, odds and player props

The Boston Celtics look to extend their win streak to 10 games when they host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

Boston has won nine on the spin and will be feeling confident after landing three straight victories against the Mavericks, who have lost two of their last three games.

Boston are all-but confirmed as top seed in the East already while Dallas are embroiled in a tight battle for a top-six finish in the West, suggesting an exciting game should unfold on Friday.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics betting picks and predictions

Boston Celtics -9 (-110)

The Celtics look simply unstoppable right now, winning their last nine matches and losing just three of their last 20, and you really fear for anyone who gets in their way - meaning Dallas could be in for trouble in Boston. 

The Mavericks have also been in solid form in fairness, winning eight of their last 10 games. However, their road record is not as convincing and they have won just five of their last 10 away fixtures, with those victories coming against inconsistent - a word that cannot be used to describe the Celtics - sides such as the Hawks, Nets and Raptors. 

Boston have covered a -10 spread in each of their last four matches as well as in two of their last three clashes with Dallas and, with no injury concerns whatsoever, Joe Mazzulla's side could earn another big victory against the Mavericks. 

Kristaps Porzingis Over 21.5 points (+110)

Kristaps Porzingis has averaged 20.2 points per game this season, but he is enjoying an upturn in output at current and that figure has risen to 23.0 in his last nine appearances.

The Dallas Mavericks have allowed the fifth most points per game (24.68) to Centers in the NBA this year while also allowing the most threes per match from big men too, with Centers making a league-high 1.34 three pointers a game against Jason Kidd’s side. 

Porzingis, a former Maverick, has made 41.9% of his threes in his last nine matches, averaging two a game, suggesting he could be in for a big night against his former employers, who clearly lack defensive sturdiness in the Center department. 

Jrue Holiday Over 1.5 threes (-135)

Jrue Holiday has taken an average of 4.6 three pointers a game this term, but his season-high attempts in a game came against the Mavericks in January, when he shot 12 times from beyond the arc. 

The reason for such a drastic jump in attempts could be attributed to the lack of elite defenders in Dallas’ backcourt, with neither Kyrie Irving or Luka Doncic blessed with exceptional stifling ability, and he could enjoy another night of regularly getting open looks on Friday. 

Holiday made five of those 12 threes that day and has been shooting well recently, making 55.2% of his 29 attempted three-pointers in the last 10 games. 

The Celtics’ Guard has made at least two three-pointers in five of his last seven games and, given the shooting clinic he displayed in Boston’s last meeting with Dallas, he looks set to hurt the Mavericks from deep again. 

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics odds

DAL Mavericks

+320 ML

BOS Celtics

-400 ML

Spread

BOS -9

Total

O/U 237.5

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics player props

Player

Points (O/U)

Rebounds (O/U)

Assists (O/U)

Luka Doncic (DAL)

32.5

8.5

8.5

Jaylen Brown (BOS)

22.5

6.5

3.5

Jayson Tatum (BOS)

26.5

8.5

5.5

Kristaps Porzingis (BOS)

21.5

7.5

1.5

Derrick White (BOS)

14.5

3.5

4.5

Jrue Holiday (BOS)

11.5

4.5

5.5

P.J. Washington (DAL)

11.5

5.5

1.5

Kyrie Irving (DAL)

25.5

4.5

4.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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