Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics 3/13/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions
In the second game of a Sunday NBA on ABC doubleheader, the Dallas Mavericks will visit the Boston Celtics. The Mavericks (41-26) have won eight of their last ten games and trail Utah by a half-game for fourth place in the West. On Friday, Dallas built a 23-point halftime lead and coasted to a 113-100 road victory versus lowly Houston.
All-Star G Luka Doncic tallied a game-high 30 points to go along with 14 rebounds and six assists. Dwight Powell contributed 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks.
The Boston Celtics are riding a five-game winning streak and trail Philadelphia by a half-game for third place in the East. On Friday, Boston limited Detroit to 13 points over the final 12 minutes of a 114-103 home victory. The Celtics (41-27) outrebounded the Pistons by a 47-42 margin and shot 47 percent from the field.
All-Star F Jayson Tatum led all scorers with 31 points on 13-for-27 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Jaylen Brown chipped in 22 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics.
Dallas G Jalen Brunson (right thigh contusion) did not play in Friday’s victory and is listed as questionable for this game. These two teams rank in the top six in defensive efficiency, so the under is worth a look. The stronger play is on Boston to cover at home. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win 112-102.