Mavericks vs Celtics Game 4 Prediction NBA Finals Picks 6/14

Mavericks vs Celtics Game 4 Prediction NBA Finals Picks 6/14

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NBA Finals - Mavericks vs Celtics Game 4 Preview and Prediction

Celtics lead series 3-0

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total Moneyline
5:30 PM BOS +1.5 (-120) o211.5 (-110) -110
- DAL -1.5 (EVEN) u211.5 (-115) -110

Game Overview

The Boston Celtics (64-18) face the Dallas Mavericks (50-32) in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on June 14, 2024, at 5:30 PM EST at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The Celtics lead the series 3-0 and are on the brink of their 18th title.

Team Statistics

Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum continues to lead the Celtics with 26.9 points per game. Derrick White supports with 5.2 assists per game. Boston’s strong defense and balanced scoring have been pivotal in their Finals performance.

Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks with 33.9 points and 9.8 assists per game. Facing elimination, Dallas must leverage their home court advantage to stay alive in the series.

Injuries and Player Matchups

Both teams have key players whose status may impact the game.

Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis is listed as a game-time decision.

Dallas Mavericks

Greg Brown III remains out for the season.

Recent Performances

Boston Celtics

Boston has dominated the series, winning the first three games. They aim to complete the sweep and secure the championship.

Dallas Mavericks

Despite strong efforts, the Mavericks have fallen short in each game. They must find a way to win Game 4 to extend the series and keep their title hopes alive.

Prediction

For Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the prediction is for the Dallas Mavericks to cover the spread of -1.5. Here's why:

  • Desperation and Motivation: With their season on the line, it's hard to believe the Mavericks will allow a sweep. The urgency to win will fuel their performance.
  • Home Court Advantage: Dallas has been strong at home this season. The support of their home crowd can provide the necessary boost to secure a victory.
  • Luka Doncic's Leadership: As their star player, Doncic is expected to rise to the occasion and deliver a standout performance to stave off elimination.
  • Historical Precedents: Teams facing a 0-3 deficit often show remarkable resilience in Game 4. The Mavericks are likely to fight back with everything they have to avoid a sweep.

Considering these factors, betting on the Mavericks to cover the -1.5 spread appears favorable for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Pick: Mavericks -1.5

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