Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks prediction, odds, TV channel for November 23

Heading into Thanksgiving, the Boston Celtics have plenty to be thankful for. At the top of that list is an unbreakable resilience of the team’s core that has survived a nightmare offseason to rise to the top of the standings through roughly the first 20% of the season.

Boston was hit with the bombshell of the year when in September it was announced that head coach Ime Udoka would be suspended for the entire 2022-23 season, and it took less than a week for things to get worse when Robert Williams was announced to be undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

As the Cs take to the T.D. Garden parquet on Wednesday, November 23, fans in the Boston metro must be thankful their team will be at home both before and after the Thanksgiving holiday. Their first opponent of a six-game home stand will be the Dallas Mavericks, who currently sit at 9-7.

Dallas has split their last four games, with a bad loss to the Houston Rockets included in that stretch, albeit without Luka Doncic in the lineup. The Mavericks, like most of the rest of the Western Conference, sit in a group of 10 teams all separated by two games at the top of the standings.

Will the Mavs break away from the pack with an upset win over Boston on Thanksgiving eve? Or will the Celtics take care of business and continue their quest to the top of the NBA world? Hardwood Houdini has your odds and a prediction for the Wednesday battle between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks on ESPN, NBC Sports Boston, and Bally Sports Southwest (all odds provided by WynnBET):

Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks odds, spread

The Celtics are 4.5-point favorites against the Mavericks at home. Dallas is a +155 road underdog while Boston’s ML is set at -180. The over/under for the game has been placed at 218.5 points.

Celtics vs. Mavericks prediction

Jayson Tatum’s questionable status for Wednesday makes a potential spread bet a mild risk, but the low scoring totals Dallas has been putting up recently coupled with Boston’s latest under blunder in Chicago, the Houdini is once again riding the over.

Pick: 218.5o (-110)

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