Celtics vs. Mavericks odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA Finals ...

10 Jun 2024
Celtics vs Mavericks

The 2024 NBA Finals shifts over to American Airlines Center as the Boston Celtics travel to play the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 on Wednesday. The Celtics defended their home court in Games 1 and 2 as they own a 2-0 series lead. On Sunday night, Boston defeated the Mavericks 105-98. Boston is currently on a nine-game win streak.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Mavericks are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Celtics vs. Mavericks odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 213. Before locking in any Mavericks vs. Celtics picks for the 2024 NBA Finals, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model entered the 2024 NBA Finals on a sizzling 94-61 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Celtics vs. Mavs and just locked in its picks and NBA Finals predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Mavs vs. Celtics:

Celtics vs. Mavericks spread: Dallas -1.5Celtics vs. Mavericks over/under: 213 pointsCeltics vs. Mavericks money line: Boston +105, Dallas -125BOS: The Boston Celtics have hit the 4Q Under in 30 of their last 41 away gamesDAL: The Dallas Mavericks have hit the Under in 26 of their last 38 games at homeCeltics vs. Mavericks picks: See picks at SportsLineWhy the Mavericks can cover

Guard Luka Doncic has been the only consistent playmaker through the first two games. He has a knack for creating his own shot while being a top-notch playmaker in the backcourt. In the 2024 NBA Finals, Doncic is averaging 31 points, 10.5 rebounds, six assists and three steals per game. In his last contest, he dropped a triple-double of 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

Forward PJ Washington is an athletic wing threat for the Mavs. Washington plays well off the ball and makes timely cuts to create high-percentage shots. The Kentucky product also fights on the glass. He's averaging 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the 2024 NBA Finals. In Game 2, Washington had 17 points and seven boards. See which team to pick here.

Why the Celtics can cover

Guard Jaylen Brown continues to thrive for the Celtics. Brown plays with great effort on both ends of the floor. The three-time All-Star is able to score from all three levels, averaging 24.6 points, six rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. In the Game 2 win, Brown tallied 21 points, four boards, seven assists and three steals.

Guard Jrue Holiday has also been a big-time difference-maker for Boston. Holiday's defensive tenacity is superb while showcasing his offensive skillset on the other end. The UCLA product is putting up 19 points, 9.5 rebounds, four assists and one steal per game in the 2024 NBA Finals. In Game 2, Holiday dropped 26 points, 11 boards and three assists. See which team to pick here.

How to make Mavericks vs. Celtics picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 215 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits 60% of the time. You can only see the model's NBA playoff picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Celtics vs. Mavericks, and which side of the spread hits 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is 94-61 on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out. 

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