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DALLAS MAVERICKS (5-5) at BOSTON nfl football betting Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US Bicimotos CELTICS (4-4)

Sportsbook.com Line & Total: Boston -5.5 & 183.5
Opening Line & Total: Celtics -5.5 & 185.5

The Mavs look to build on their first road win of the season when they visit a well-rested Celtics team on Wednesday night.

After losing their first three road games of the season (the final two by 17 and 22 points), Dallas cruised to a 100-86 win in Detroit on Tuesday. The Mavs, 4-1 (SU and ATS) in their past five games, continued their excellent team defense. In the past six games, no Dallas opponent has shot above 45% from the floor, averaging 89.2 PPG on 42% FG. The Celtics haven’t played since Friday, an ugly 87-74 home loss to Indiana, but none of the Dallas starters logged 30 minutes in Tuesday’s victory, so fresh legs should not be an issue in this one. And even though Jason Kidd (back) won’t play, Delonte West proved himself more than capable of running the point in Detroit with 10 assists, two turnovers and five steals. Since the 2005-06 season, the Mavs are 9-3 ATS (5-7 SU) against the Celtics, and with a moderate point spread, that trend should hold true again.

Dirk Nowitzki posted an incredible +42 rating in his 28 minutes of action on Tuesday, finishing with a team-high 18 points (9-10 FG) and seven rebounds. Six other Mavs scored 9+ points during the balanced attack. Nowitzki has always enjoyed facing Boston in his career, pumping in 27.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG and 3.1 APG in 24 lifetime meetings. The scoring average is his highest versus any opponent in his NBA career, helped by 31.2 PPG (57% FG) in his past five meetings with the Celtics. SG Jason Terry continues to provide a lift off the bench, as he’s second on the team with 13.8 PPG. Terry has been the team’s lone marksman from three-point land (44%), as the rest of the Mavs are a pathetic 25% from downtown this year. SG Vince Carter (9.1 PPG) is finally starting to find his rhythm though, connecting on 9-of-18 FG in his past two games. He started the season in a 20-of-58 funk (35%). Dallas is still waiting for offseason acquisition Lamar Odom to get comfortable with his new team. So far Odom is shooting a laughable 28% FG (21-for-75) including 5-of-31 (16%) from three-point range.

The Celtics offense was horrendous in Friday’s 87-74 loss, especially Paul Pierce (3-of-17 FG). Pierce also had five turnovers in the defeat. It’s been a rough season for Pierce (39% FG), but he usually plays well against Dallas in his career with 22.0 PPG on 46% FG. In contrast to Pierce, Ray Allen has been lights-out on the offensive end all season. He leads the team with 20.4 PPG on 58% FG, including an amazing 63% from three-point land. Allen had 23 (7-of-11 FG) of his team’s 74 points in Friday’s loss. Three other Celtics are shooting better than 50% this year -- Rajon Rondo (14.8 PPG, 52% FG), Kevin Garnett (12.9 PPG, 52% FG) and Brandon Bass (12.9 PPG, 53% FG). Rondo continues to be a great ball distributor (10.5 APG), but he’s committed a career-high 4.1 turnovers per game. His decision making will be key against an improving Mavs defense.


MIAMI HEAT (8-2) at LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (4-3)

Sportsbook.com Line & Total: Miami -4 & 203
Opening Line & Total: Heat -4 & 202

There will be no shortage of star power when Miami stops into L.A. for a matchup with the new look Clippers on Wednesday night.

Both teams are traveling from the Pacific Northwest after tough losses: the Heat went to overtime in Golden State while the Clippers lost at Portland Tuesday night. Fatigue is more likely to be a factor for Miami, who has a banged-up superstar and a short bench. The Heat led by 12 after three quarters and by as many as 17 on Tuesday before blowing the game in Oakland. SG Dwyane Wade returned to the lineup for the first time in eight days because of a bruised foot. He played 37 minutes while LeBron James (43) and Chris Bosh (38) played heavy minutes as well.

Wade (21.0 PPG, 5.9 APG) played well in his return to the lineup, scoring 34 thanks to 16 trips to the line at Golden State. But it’s yet to be seen how his foot will react to a back-to-back. Going with pretty much an eight-man rotation, the Heat got nearly no help from their bench, which scored just 16 points in the loss. Veterans Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem came off the bench and posted atrocious plus/minus numbers, -12 and -15 respectively. The Heat got another big game from James (29.7 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 7.6 APG), who had 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. But the return of Wade coincided with the disappearance of Bosh (19.7 PPG, 7.8 RPG), who had just 16 points and four rebounds against a weak Warriors front line.

The Clippers were competitive in Portland, one of the NBA’s toughest road venues. Blake Griffin (23.7 PPG, 10.6 RPG) posted another double-double (18 points, 12 rebounds), but PG Chris Paul (14.6 PPG, 8.4 APG) is still not being assertive. He scored just 11 points on nine shots with three assists on Tuesday. Perhaps the marquee matchup against the Heat will bring out a little more fire in him. He had 13 points and 19 assists in a home win over Miami with the Hornets last year.

The Clippers continued to struggle from behind the arc (6-for-23, now 31.4% on the season). The good news is that they had their best game of the season on the boards. After allowing 11.8 offensive rebounds per game through their first six games, they held Portland to just seven offensive boards on 35 misses on Tuesday night.



Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Atlanta Hawks first round of the NBA playoffs
2010-04-23

In reality, the Milwaukee Bucks season may have ended before the club took the floor last Saturday in its playoff opener in Atlanta. A late season injury to center Andrew Bogut has severely altered the makeup of one of the most improved squads in the league. This injury sent the basketball betting in a different direction. In Game 1, the absence of Bogut was immediately felt as the Hawks rolled to a 34-17 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The outlook didn't get better in the second quarter as the home squad took a 62-40 halftime lead. In the second half, the Bucks showed some life. Milwaukee cut the margin from the break in half to trail 81-70 entering the final period. While the Bucks were able to get the margin down to seven points in the final quarter, Atlanta was able to finish off the short-handed Milwaukee squad for a 102-92 victory. All five Hawks starters scored in double figures. Guard Joe Johnson led the balanced attack with 22 points. In defeat, rookie guard Brandon Jennings paced the Bucks with a dazzling 34-point effort. Without Bogut to protect the middle, the Hawks were able to shoot 54% from the field in the win. In Game 2 on Tuesday, Milwaukee kept the game tight throughout the first half to trail by only six points at intermission in a 52-46 contest. In the third quarter, Atlanta pulled away to lead by as many as 19 points before the Bucks cut the margin to 14 heading into the final quarter. Milwaukee pulled to within eight points in the fourth but ultimately suffered a 10-point defeat for the second straight game in a 96-86 Atlanta win. Johnson once again led the Hawks with 27 points. Guard John Salmons paced Milwaukee with 21 points while Jennings struggled in a 3-of-15 shooting night from the field. Now, the two squads will get a little break before Game 3 in Milwaukee on Saturday. After posting a 28-13 mark at home during the regular season, the Bucks will be seeking a boost from its home fans in a must win game with the NBA odds against them.


After posting a 17-24 record in the first half of the season, the Bucks weren't viewed as a viable playoff team by most people entering the second half of the season. In a surprise run, Milwaukee was one of the top squads in the league in the second half with a 29-12 mark. Salmons (20 points per game in 30 regular season games for Milwaukee) provided a major spark for the squad after being acquired from Chicago in the second half. Bogut (16 points, 10 rebounds per game during regular season) suffered a broken wrist just two weeks before the start of the postseason to derail some of the club's momentum. Jennings (16 points per game during regular season) had an up and down rookie campaign that was highlighted by a 55-point outburst against Golden State in his seventh NBA contest back in mid-November. Former Bulls head coach Scott Skiles has brought some toughness to the club that had been lacking. 


Atlanta posted its best regular season record in 13 years in the 2009-10 season. After its two victories to open this series, the Hawks are now a dominant 36-7 at home. While Atlanta has one of the most balanced lineups in the league, Johnson is the top scoring option for the squad. With Johnson (21 points per game during regular season) entering free agency this summer, the Hawks may not get a better chance to make a deep playoff run. Guard Jamal Crawford (18 points per game during regular season) is one of the top sixth men in the league as Atlanta's biggest threat off the bench. Up front, the Hawks have a strong combo to work with. Forward Josh Smith (16 points, 9 rebounds per game during regular season) is one of the top defenders in the NBA. Center Al Horford (14 points, 10 rebounds per game during regular season) emerged this year to earn a spot on the Eastern Conference roster in the All-Star game. Head coach Mike Woodson has been able to improve his squad's record in each season during his tenure since suffering through a humbling 13-69 record in his debut year with the Hawks in 2004-05. Do you basketball betting at www.sportsbook.com where everybody bets!