2024 NBA Finals Series Celtics vs. Mavericks Game 3 Betting Analysis (06/12/2024)

2024 NBA Finals Series Celtics vs. Mavericks Game 3 Betting Analysis (06-12-2024)

At the onset of the 2024 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics won the first two games at home in convincing fashion. However, the series shifts to Dallas for games three and four. A raucous crowd will be on hand to root the Mavericks back in the series. Also, games three and four will serve as a homecoming for center Kristaps Porzingis, where he began his career. Still, the Celtics have increased their public NBA betting popularity. Boston has emerged as an overwhelming favorite to win the series and the NBA championship.

2024 NBA Finals Series Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks

Date and Time:Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 8:30 P.M. ET.
Location:American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
TV Coverage:ABC
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Celtics+2½ -110213½ -110+120
Mavericks-2½ -110213½ -110-140
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2024 NBA Finals Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Boston Celtics 105, Boston Celtics 98
  • Game 2: Boston Celtics 107, Dallas Mavericks 89
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. in Dallas
  • Game 4: Friday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. in Dallas
  • Game 5 (If necessary): Monday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Boston
  • Game 6 (If necessary): Thursday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. in Dallas
  • Game 7 (If necessary): Sunday, June 23 at 8 p.m. in Boston

Boston Celtics Team Overview

The Boston Celtics were 64-18 straight up, 41-36-5 against the spread, and 42-38-2 over/under the offshore betting total. Despite its playoff success, Boston has covered three out of their last ten games. The Celtics have gone over the total in five of its previous eight matchups. Boston was 1st in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Boston was 14 games ahead of the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Overall, Boston had NBA metrics of 2nd for scoring offense, 8th for field goal percentage, 2nd for 3-point field goal percentage, 7th for free throw percentage, and 2nd for offensive rebounding. While on defense, the Celtics had NBA metrics of 5th for scoring defense, 2nd for field goal percentage permitted, 4th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 14th for defensive rebounding.

So far in the playoffs, SG Jayson Tatum leads Boston with 24.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. Second for Boston scorers is SG Jaylen Brown, with 24.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. PG Derrick White adds 17.6 points per matchup.

Dallas Mavericks Team Overview

The Dallas Mavericks are 50-32 straight up, 48-34 against the spread, and 36-46 over/under the NBA betting total. Late on, Dallas has covered six out of their last nine games. While the Mavericks have gone under the total in three of its previous four matchups. Dallas was 5th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Dallas was seven games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

In sum, Dallas has NBA metrics of 7th for scoring offense, 11th for field goal percentage, 13th for 3-point field goal percentage, 27th for free throw percentage, and 21st for offensive rebounding. At the same time, defensively, the Mavericks have NBA metrics of 20th for scoring defense, 20th for field goal percentage permitted, 18th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 25th for defensive rebounding.

So far in the NBA Playoffs, PG Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks with 29.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game. Second on Dallas is PG Kyrie Irving, with 21.9 points and 5.1 assists per game.

2024 NBA Finals SBG Free Pick

In this series, Dallas got the cash in only five of its last 18 games against Boston. Only two of the last 11 meetings between the Celtics and Mavericks went over the total. Specifically at Dallas, the Celtics got the cash in five of their last eight games against the Mavericks. One of the last six games in this series went over the total. Boston will offer its best value on the road with a discount price.

2024 NBA Finals SBG Best Bet: Boston Celtics in Games 3 & 4.

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