Mavericks vs. Celtics prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, Nov. 23 best bets from proven models

The Dallas Mavericks (9-7) and the Boston Celtics (13-4) battle in a cross-conference matchup on Wednesday night. Dallas has lost two of its last three games, including a 98-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. On the flip side, Boston had its nine-game win streak halted in its previous contest as on Monday, the Celtics fell to the Chicago Bulls 121-107. Jayson Tatum (ankle) is questionable for Boston while Spencer Dinwiddie (shoulder) is questionable and Maxi Kleber (back) is doubtful for the Mavs.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET at the TD Garden in Boston. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Celtics as a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Celtics odds. The over/under for total points is set at 218.5. Before making any Celtics vs. Mavericks picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 6 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 103-68 roll over all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,700. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Celtics and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Celtics vs. Mavericks:

  • Mavericks vs. Celtics spread: Boston -4.5
  • Mavericks vs. Celtics Over-Under: 218.5 points
  • Mavericks vs. Celtics money line: Boston -190, Dallas +158
  • DAL: Mavericks are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games following a straight-up loss
  • BOS: Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games
  • Mavericks vs. Celtics picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Celtics can cover

Despite battling an ankle injury, Tatum is off to a fantastic start this year. The three-time All-Star has a polished and diverse offensive gameplan that allows him to break down the defense. The 24-year-old owns great one-on-one prowess inside the arc, and he is sixth in the NBA in scoring (30.2) with 7.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. In his last game, he finished with 28 points, 11 boards, and seven dimes.

Guard Malcolm Brogdon brings tremendous versatility to the backcourt. Brogdon has a high IQ and knows the right play to make. The Virginia product plays lights out on defense and has a knack for steals. He averages 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per contest. In the loss to the Chicago Bulls, he amassed 23 points and six assists.

Why the Mavericks can cover

Guard Luka Doncic is an all-around weapon for this ball club that impacts the game in a multitude of ways. The three-time All-Star is an excellent ball handler with outstanding court vision, and he knows his way around screens to use them to his advantage. Doncic is first in the NBA in scoring (33.5), tied for 7th in rebounds (9.1), and fourth in assists (8.1). On Nov. 18, he finished with 33 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Center Christian Wood is a versatile big man with a good face-up game. Wood has the ability to drive the ball from the perimeter and finish. The UNLV product is fairly disruptive on the defensive end and plays with high energy. He averages 16.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, and on Nov. 18, Wood dropped 28 points and eight boards.

How to make Mavericks vs. Celtics picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 226 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Celtics vs. Mavericks? And which side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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