Wednesday, August 17 2022

Who’s Playing

Boston @ Dallas

Current Records: Boston 4-5; Dallas 5-3

What to Know

The Boston Celtics are on the road again Saturday and play against the Dallas Mavericks at 8:30 p.m. ET Nov. 6 at American Airlines Center. The Celtics aren’t favored, but they just beat the odds in their last game, so don’t count them out.

Boston didn’t have too much trouble with the Miami Heat on the road on Thursday as they won 95-78. Small forward Jaylen Brown (17 points) was the top scorer for Boston.

Meanwhile, Dallas escaped with a win on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs by the margin of a single free throw, 109-108. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. Among those leading the charge for Dallas was point guard Jalen Brunson, who dropped a double-double on 31 points and ten boards.

Boston is now 4-5 while the Mavericks sit at 5-3. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Celtics are stumbling into the matchup with the third most fouls per game in the league, having accrued 21.3 on average. To make matters even worse for Boston, Dallas enters the contest with 21 fouls drawn per game on average, good for third best in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in Dallas’ favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center — Dallas, Texas
  • TV: Bally Sports Southwest Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $18.75

Odds

The Mavericks are a 4.5-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won seven out of their last 12 games against Dallas.

  • Mar 31, 2021 – Dallas 113 vs. Boston 108
  • Feb 23, 2021 – Dallas 110 vs. Boston 107
  • Dec 18, 2019 – Boston 109 vs. Dallas 103
  • Nov 11, 2019 – Boston 116 vs. Dallas 106
  • Jan 04, 2019 – Boston 114 vs. Dallas 93
  • Nov 24, 2018 – Dallas 113 vs. Boston 104
  • Dec 06, 2017 – Boston 97 vs. Dallas 90
  • Nov 20, 2017 – Boston 110 vs. Dallas 102
  • Feb 13, 2017 – Boston 111 vs. Dallas 98
  • Nov 16, 2016 – Boston 90 vs. Dallas 83
  • Jan 18, 2016 – Dallas 118 vs. Boston 113
  • Nov 18, 2015 – Dallas 106 vs. Boston 102

Source: CBSSports.com

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