2024 NBA Finals Series Celtics vs. Mavericks Game 5 Betting Odds (06/17/2024)

2024 NBA Finals Series Celtics vs. Mavericks Game 5 Betting Odds (06-17-2024)

Following three wins in their first three NBA betting matchups, the Boston Celtics were routed by the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4. Dallas gave its home fans a win but the NBA Finals shift back to Boston Monday night for Game 5. Gamblers believe the series will end that night. If Dallas does win, Game 6 will be Thursday night in Dallas. Boston was the best team in the NBA all season. Correlate that Boston will be a difficult team to beat in three consecutive games. Dallas unleashed plenty of pent-up rage in Game 4.

2024 NBA Finals Series Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Information

Date and Time:Monday, June 17, 2024, 8:30 P.M. ET.
Location:Boston, MA.
TV Coverage:ABC
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Mavericks+6½ -110209½ -110+220
Celtics-6½ -110209½ -110-270
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2024 NBA Finals Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Boston Celtics 105, Dallas Mavericks 98
  • Game 2: Boston Celtics 107, Dallas Mavericks 89
  • Game 3: Boston Celtics 106, Dallas Mavericks 99
  • Game 4: Dallas Mavericks 122, Boston Celtics 84
  • 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

These NBA Finals are not over, thanks to one of the biggest blowouts in title-round history. Namely, Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half, Kyrie Irving added 21, and the Mavericks emphatically fended off elimination with a 122-84 rout of the Celtics in Game 4.

The 38-point final margin was the third-biggest ever in an NBA Finals game. Previously, only Chicago beat Utah 96-54 in 1998. And then the Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 in 2008.

The Mavs’ stars were done by the end of the third quarter, with good reason. At the onset, it was all Dallas. The Mavs led by 13 after one quarter, 26 at the half, and by as many as 38 in the third before both sides emptied the benches.

Before Friday, the worst NBA Finals loss for the 17-time champion Celtics was 137-104 to the Lakers in 1984. But Game 4 was worse. Much worse, at times. To illuminate, Dallas’ biggest lead in the fourth was 48. That is the biggest deficit the Celtics have faced all season.

Still, the Celtics lead the series 3-1, and Game 5 is in Boston on Monday. The loss at Dallas was Boston’s first in five weeks. And it stopped the Celtics’ 10-game postseason winning streak. Specifically, the streak was the longest in franchise history. Additionally, it took away the chance they had at being the first team in NBA history to win both the conference finals and the finals in 4-0 sweeps.

Jayson Tatum scored 15 points, Sam Hauser had 14. While Jaylen Brown and Jrue Holiday each finished with 10 for the Celtics. By contrast, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points, all in the fourth quarter, and Dereck Lively II had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas.

Boston Celtics Team Overview

Despite its playoff success, Boston has covered three out of their last ten games. The Celtics have gone under the online betting total in five of its previous six matchups.

Dallas Mavericks Team Overview

Late on, Dallas has covered five out of their last nine games. The Mavericks have gone under the NBA betting total in five of its previous six matchups.

Mavericks vs. Celtics SBG Free Pick

In this situation, Boston remains the better team with home court in two of the next three games if necessary.

Mavericks vs. Celtics SBG Best Bet: Boston Celtics.

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