NBA Finals Betting Preview (June 14): Celtics vs. Mavericks Game 4 Predictions

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) slam dunks past Dallas Mavericks forward P.J. Washington (25) during the third quarter in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Center on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

The Boston Celtics have placed themselves in a commanding position in the NBA Finals by taking a 3-0 series lead with a 106-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3. This win not only solidifies their dominance in the series but also brings them to the brink of securing the franchise’s 18th NBA championship, a testament to their enduring success and deep playoff experience.

Achieving a 3-0 lead in The Finals puts the Celtics in an extremely advantageous position, as no team in NBA history has ever come back from such a deficit.

Bet on Celtics vs. Mavericks GM 4

BOS +1.5
DAL -1.5

Let’s look at the best betting odds on both teams for this upcoming matchup.

Celtics vs. Mavericks best odds

Celtics Moneyline Odds-103 @ Pinnacle
Mavericks Moneyline Odds-104 @ FanDuel
Over/UnderOver 210.5 points (-120) @ Betway
Under 212 points (-108) @ Pinnacle
SpreadCeltics +1.5 (-120) @ Betway
Mavericks +1.5 (-110) @ Caesars
Series OddsCeltics -8000, Mavericks +1800 @ bet365
Time/DateJune 14, 8:30 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass
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Betting Boston Celtics (15-2 SU, 9-7-1 ATS, 8-9 o/u)

The Celtics are on the brink of an NBA championship, thanks in large part to the standout performances of their dynamic duo, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, in Game 3. Together, they provided a potent offensive force that the Mavericks struggled to contain. Tatum’s 31 points, complemented by six rebounds and five assists, along with Brown’s crucial 30 points — 24 of which came in the second half — eight rebounds, and eight assists, underscored their ability to perform under playoff pressure. Brown’s explosive scoring in the second half was particularly pivotal, energizing the Celtics and shifting the momentum firmly in their favour at critical moments when the Mavericks were attempting to make a comeback.

As the series advances to Game 4, the Celtics are not just looking to win; they are aiming to capitalize on their current momentum and close out the series decisively. The leadership and scoring prowess of Tatum and Brown will once again be central to their game plan. Their continued aggression and effectiveness on both ends of the floor will be crucial as they face a Mavericks team desperate to avoid a sweep.

Game 4 presents the Celtics with a golden opportunity to secure the championship. Maintaining their composed and assertive gameplay will be key, as they look to conclude their season with the ultimate success.

Betting Dallas Mavericks (12-8 SU, 11-8-1 ATS, 9-11 o/u)

The Mavericks displayed resilience in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, notably through a remarkable 20-2 run in the fourth quarter, yet they fell short once again, intensifying the urgency as they face potential elimination. Kyrie Irving’s exceptional performance, scoring 35 points, showed his determination and skill under pressure, although it wasn’t enough to secure a win. Luka Doncic’s significant contribution of 27 points, six rebounds, and six assists was cut short as he fouled out toward the crucial final moments of the game, which highly impacted the team’s ability to close out the game successfully. Although Dereck Lively III stepped up in the fourth quarter, contributing important points and rebounds to finish with a double-double it was not enough to win.

As the series moves to Game 4, still in Dallas, the Mavericks face a do-or-die scenario. The pressure is immense, but the opportunity to extend the series is still within reach. This game presents the Mavericks with a challenge to extend the series and return to Boston with renewed hope.

Luka Doncic over 32.5 points


Celtics vs. Mavericks injury concerns

  • Kristaps Porzingis (lower leg) is listed as questionable.
  • Doncic (chest) is probable for Game 4.
  • The two teams played over the total in both of their regular-season meetings.
  • The under is 3-0 in this series.
  • Brown has recorded under 6.5 rebounds in four of his last five games. His line is at -145 to record under 6.5 rebounds in Game 4.
  • Doncic has recorded over 3.5 threes in four of his last five games. His line is at -125 to record over 3.5 threes.
  • Jrue Holiday has recorded over 24.5 points + assists + rebounds in four of his last five games. His line is at -105 to record over 24.5.

Celtics vs. Mavericks predictions

  • Doncic over 32.5 points: -110 (DraftKings). While it’s true that Luka has not hit this line in the series, his determination is evident from his post-game press conference when he stated, “It’s not over until it’s over. We’ve just gotta believe.” It’s clear he hasn’t given up, and I expect Luka to have one of the best games of his career in Game 4, especially after getting fouled out in Game 3, as he fights to stave off elimination.
  • Under 210.5 total points: -120 (Betway). In Games 1, 2, and 3, the total points fell significantly short, with final scores of 196, 203, and 205. With Porzingis doubtful to play, I expect Game 4 to follow the same pattern and stay under the total points line.