Celtics vs. Mavericks NBA Prediction

Celtics vs. Mavericks, 2/22/21 NBA Fantasy News & Betting Predictions

The first game of TNT’s NBA double header on Tuesday night takes basketball fans to Dallas where the Mavericks will host the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the Celtics laying 1.5 points as a road favorite and the total sitting at 225.5, what’s the best play in this matchup?

Game Snapshot

571 Boston Celtics (-1.5) at 572 Dallas Mavericks (+1.5); o/u 225.5

7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX


Boston Celtics DFS Spin

Kemba Walker hit 5-of-21 shots, 1-of-12 3-pointers, and 3-of-3 free throws for 14 points, four assists, one rebound, one steal, and two blocks with two turnovers in a loss to the Pelicans on Sunday. Walker saw his then-highest minutes total in his best game of the season on Friday (28 points on 10-of-16 shooting in 34 minutes) and Brad Stevens said had that game gone to overtime, Walker wouldn't have played. Well, Sunday night's game did go to overtime but Walker did play, surpassing his highest minutes total, playing 36. Walker struggled for the entirety of the loss to the Pelicans which saw New Orleans come back from a 24-point deficit in historic fashion.

Dallas Mavericks DFS Spin

Luka Doncic hit 8-of-18 shots, 3-of-10 3-pointers and 2-of-9 free throws on his way to 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in Monday's win over the Grizzlies. Luka came in riding a 14-game streak of scoring at least 25 points, which is a Dallas franchise record, and was also shooting 79 percent from the line this season. Both of those streaks came to an end and he might have been a little rusty after Dallas had both of their games postponed due to bad weather last week. But the Mavs got another win and appear to have righted the ship after a rough start, winning six of their last eight games.

Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Prediction

The Celtics have covered in 11 of their last 15 games in Dallas and are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games versus the Mavericks overall. They’re also 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games following an ATS loss and are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following a loss. On the other side, the Mavs are just 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 games overall, are 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 home games and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games as an underdog.



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