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The third game of the NBA Finals, in which the Celtics are leading the series 2-0, will take place on Wednesday, June 12th, at 8:30 PM ET. The first-seeded Celtics and the fifth-seeded Mavericks will play each other at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The Mavericks are the underdog in the game according to the ABC broadcast, with an over/under of 212.5 points and a spread of -1.5 points.

In the most recent game of their Mavericks vs. Celtics series, the Celtics were 7-point favorites at home, and they prevailed 105-98. The teams were unable to score 11.5 points more than the 214.5 point game’s over/under total. Boston’s defense prevented the Mavericks from making more than six three-pointers on 23.1% shooting from outside the arc.

Luka Doncic had an incredible game for the Mavericks, recording a triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds. Jrue Holiday led the Celtics in scoring with 26 points and 11 rebounds. The Mavericks’ season-low six three-pointers were more than offset by Boston’s defense, which held Dallas to only 98 points.

Celtics vs Mavs Betting Odds

Here are the Celtics vs Mavs Betting odds:

BOSTON CELTICS +2.5 +120 Over 213
DALLAS MAVERICKS -2.5 -140 Under 213

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Celtics vs Mavs Betting Prediction

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  • The Celtics will defeat the Mavericks 64–18 while traveling.
  • The Celtics have scored 120.6 points per game on average so far.
  • Just now, the Celtics defeated the Mavericks 105-98.
  • The Mavericks are ahead 50–32.
  • The Mavericks have scored 117.9 points per game on average thus far.
  • After losing to the Celtics, the Mavericks are eager to bounce back.

Boston Celtics Betting Prediction

Here is the Celtics vs Mavs Betting prediction for Boston.

Boston’s record this season is 22-23 ATS away from home and 49-44 against the spread. Both their road and overall ATS records are 2-2 when they are the underdog.

212.5 is a lower over/under for today’s game than it was for 88 of Boston’s games this season. The team’s record overall this season is 51-46-1, and they have hit the under in their last three games.

In their most recent meeting, the Celtics triumphed 105-98 over the Mavericks. The over/under for that match was 214.5, with Boston as a 7-point favorite.

The Celtics are currently atop the Eastern Conference with a 64-18 record. When they play teams from the Eastern Conference, they are 41-11, and when they face teams from the West, they are 23-7.

The Celtics are 33-14 overall while playing on the road and have won their previous six road games. While traveling, their ATS record is 22–23.

This season, the Celtics are 2-2 both against the spread and as underdogs. They have a -2.8 point average scoring differential per game as the underdogs.

Before today’s game, the Celtics had the second-best scoring offense in the NBA with 120.6 points per game. Despite having a prolific offense, their tempo rating this season is just 25th.

Boston has been a productive three-point shooting team this season, topping the league in both three-point attempts and three-pointers made per game. With an average of 16.5, they are the league leaders in three-pointers made per game.

Jaylen Brown has been leading the Celtics’ offensive lately, averaging 27.2 points per game over his last five games. In these games, he made 53.2% of his field goals.

Jayson Tatum has averaged 2.6 made threes per game over the past five games, but during that run, he has only made 31% of his tries from beyond the arc. This season, Brown is scoring 23 points a game, while Tatum is averaging 26.9 points per contest.

When it comes to defense, the Celtics are among the best in the NBA this season; they allow the third fewest points per game in the league (107.8). This season, opponents have scored less points than their season average in 82.9% of games played against Boston.

The Celtics are particularly strong at paint defense, among other things. They are second in terms of blocked shots per game and third in terms of percentage of two-point shots allowed.

With just 102 points allowed per game over the last five games, the Celtics’ defense has further improved. During that period, they have been particularly effective at preventing opponents from shooting beyond the arc, allowing opponents to shoot only 28.8% from outside the arc.

Celtics Key Players to Watch

  • Jayson Tatum is the Celtics’ top player in terms of scoring (26.7 points per game) and rebounds (8.1 per game) among active players. He also dishes up 4.9 assists per game.
  • Derrick White’s averages for this season are 15.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game.
  • Tatum averages 3.1 three-pointers each game.
  • Jaylen Brown’s 1.2 thefts per game and Kristaps Porzingis’ 1.9 blocks per game are key components of the Celtics’ effective defense.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Prediction

Now, we have the Celtics vs Mavs Betting prediction for Dallas.

When the over/under has been higher than the current line of 212.5, the Mavericks have a 38-54-0 record. They have averaged 229.2 points per game overall this season.

Dallas has lost their last two games in a row and is at 50-32 on the season. As of right now, they are leading the Southwest Division and finishing fifth in the Western Conference.

When they are the favorite, the Mavericks are 38-23 against the spread this season and 44-17 overall. They have outscored their rivals by an average of 6.6 points per game as the favorite.

At home, the Mavericks’ average scoring differential is +3.5 points. At home, they are 25-24 against the spread, and away from home, they are 34-17.

The Mavericks’ most recent game against the Celtics ended in a 105-98 loss. They went into the game as 7-point underdogs, so they pushed against the spread.

During the season, the Mavericks’ O/U record is 46-55. Their last two games have both ended below the specified over/under totals.

Dallas is expecting Luka Doncic to put on another outstanding effort because he has averaged 31.8 points per game over his last five games. With a 50% field goal percentage, this has happened. During this streak, he has also averaged 4.6 made threes per game.

For the season, he is averaging 33.9 points, 9.8 assists, and 9.2 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is shooting 41.1% from beyond the arc this season, but in his last five games, he has only made 26.7% of his threes.

In terms of three-pointers attempted and made this season, the Mavericks are fourth in the league. However, their three-point shooting % only has them ranked fifteenth. Their average scoring per game is 117.9, which puts them eighth overall. Dallas is tenth in the league in home scoring this season with an average of 116.9 points per game.

As of this season, the Dallas Mavericks defense ranks 16th in the NBA in terms of points allowed per game. Their performance at home has been slightly better; they are 16th in the league in points allowed per game, 113.3.

Over the last five games, the Mavericks have tightened up their defense, giving up just 105.4 points per game, which is excellent for sixth in the NBA over that span.

With 6.9 steals per game, Dallas ranks 25th in the NBA. This season, they have had difficulty in this area. They do, however, rank 14th in terms of shots blocked per game, indicating a good rim defense.

Mavericks Key Players to Watch

  • In a game, Luka Doncic averages 33.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 9.8 assists.
  • Doncic averages 4.1 three-pointers a game for the Mavericks.
  • Daniel Gafford averages 2.1 blocks per game, while Doncic averages 1.4 thefts.

Celtics vs Mavs Betting Trends

Here are the Celtics vs Mavs Betting trends:

  • With a 2.5-point or greater advantage in their games this season, the Mavericks are 28-15 against the spread.
  • When down by 2.5 points or more this season, the Celtics are 0-1 against the spread.
  • When combined, these two teams average 238.5 points per game, 25.5 more than the opposition (213).
  • The opponents of both teams combined for 224.8 points, which is 11.8 more than the 213 points achieved in this game.
  • The Mavericks’ point average for the season is 234.8, which is 21.8 points higher than the total for this particular game.
  • The average over/under for Boston’s games this season is 16.1 points greater than the 213 points scored in this outing.
  • This year, Dallas has an ATS record of 48-34-0.
  • The Celtics’ overall record this season was 42-36-4.

Mavericks Stats & Insights

The Mavericks outscore their opponents by 2.3 points per game and have a +181 total scoring differential. They rank sixth in the league with 117.9 points per game and 20th in the NBA with 115.6 points conceded per game.

The Mavericks lose the rebounding battle on average by 2.2 boards. With 42.9 rebounds per game, they rank 21st in the league, while their opponents grab 45.1 rebounds per game.

Dallas shoots 14.6 three-pointers a game, which is third best in the league, at a 36.9% rate, which is 13th in the NBA, compared to its opponents’ 13.1 three-pointers per game at a 36.8% rate.

The Mavericks allow 116.2 points per 100 possessions (17th in the NBA) but are 10th in the league with 118.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Mavericks have scored more points at home (118.7 at home versus 117.0 away) in the 2023–24 campaign than they have conceded away from home (115.0 opponent points per home game versus 116.2 on the road).

Celtics Stats & Insights

With 120.6 points per game, the Celtics lead the league in scoring and are sixth in the NBA with 109.2 points allowed per game. They have a +930 scoring differential and score 11.4 points more per game than their opponents.

Boston prevails in the battle for rebounds by an average of 3.0 boards. With 46.3 rebounds per game, it is second in the league, while its opponents get 43.3.

With a league-high 36.5 three-point shooting percentage, the Celtics outscored their opponents 3.6 times more than their opponents.

The Celtics lead the NBA in offensive efficiency (124.1 points per 100 possessions), and they rank third defensively (12.4 points per 100 possessions).

When playing at home, Boston scores 5.1 more points per game (123.1) than when playing away (118.0).

Celtics vs Mavs Betting Pick

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