4* NBA NO DOUBT ATS BLOWOUT
Boston vs. Dallas,
02/20/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 73 - 89
Point Spread: -6/-110 Dallas
Both the Celtics and Mavericks will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set, which is where we find a of value on the Mavericks as a 6.5-point favorite. The Celtics have had little success playing in these back-to-back sets, especially on the road.
Boston is 0-4 SU & ATS when the second game of the back-to-back falls on the road. In those four losses they have been beat by 19, 14, 12, and 9 points. Making it even harder on the Celtics will is that they are expected to be without Kevin Garnett tonight. Garnett has missed two games, both of which resulted in ugly losses to the Pistons.
The Mavericks got outplayed in the 4th quarter by the Knicks on ABC yesterday. With this game being played on TNT tonight, I look for Dallas to be motivated to not lose consecutive games in the spotlight.
Dallas is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5. Boston is just 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. BET THE MAVERICKS!