Mavericks vs Celtics NBA Finals Game 4 Betting Odds, How To Watch

14 Jun 24
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Mavericks vs Celtics NBA Finals Game 4 Betting Odds, How To Watch

The Dallas Mavericks made some key mistakes to thwart their own mad run in the fourth quarter of Game 3, and now they find themselves in an insurmountable 0-3 hole. The Boston Celtics were able to hold on even without Kristaps Porzingis, who will be a doubt for Game 4. While the result of the series is a foregone conclusion at this point, sweeps are exceedingly rare in the NBA Finals.

Highlights

  • Sweeps are very rare in the history of the NBA Finals
  • The absence of Kristaps Porzingis will continue to be an issue for the Celtics
  • Luka Doncic will be playing with a chip on his shoulder in Game 4
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Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Finals Game 4 Betting Odds

All odds provided by Sports Interaction.

TeamMoneylinePoint SpreadTotal
Dallas Mavericks-110+1.5 (-120)O211.5 (-110)
Boston Celtics+110-1.5 (+100)U211.5 (-110)

When to Watch and How to Watch Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 4

The 2024 NBA Finals will have one last chance at bringing the fans some excitement in Game 4 between the East’s No. 1-seeded Boston Celtics and the West’s No. 5-seeded Dallas Mavericks on Friday, June 14 at 8:30PM E.T. in downtown Dallas at the American Airlines Center. Canadian viewers can flip back to Sportsnet to tune in, and streamers can watch on the Sportsnet app. American viewers can follow along on the ESPN/ABC broadcast.

Mavericks vs. Celtics Point Spread Betting Preview

The result of this series may be a foregone conclusion—the Dallas Mavericks aren’t going to do what 156 teams that were down 0-3 before them couldn’t—but that doesn’t mean the series will be over on Friday night. The Mavericks can still retain a bit of pride by avoiding a sweep and winning one at home, similar to what the Timberwolves did against them in the West Finals.

Heck, the Boston Celtics nearly came back from down 0-3 in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, pushing the Miami Heat to a Game 7 which Jimmy Butler and Co. went on to win in blowout fashion.

Only nine times since the inaugural NBA season in 1947 has a team been swept in the Finals. It hasn’t happened since 2018, and it’s only happened two other times this century. To be concise: it’s very hard to complete a sweep in the NBA Finals.

The last five teams to go down 0-3 in the Finals have gone 2-3 in Game 4 since 1996, so while it doesn’t happen often, teams have shown fight in this situation in recent years.

Under the assumption that Kristaps Porzingis misses another game, because why would they risk a major Achilles or ankle injury when they basically have this thing wrapped, the Mavericks should be able to eat in the paint again, where they were +16 in Game 3.

Kyrie Irving and P.J. Washington finally found their deep ball in Game 3 as well, though Luka Doncic couldn’t keep up his pace, going 1-for-7 from deep on the night. Expect Doncic to give the most effort he’s given in these entire playoffs in Game 4, because if nothing else, he is an NBA superstar, and that comes with a lot of pride.

We doubt he fouls out in the midst of a wild comeback again either, so enjoy the pick ‘em -110 odds being offered by sports betting sites for the Dallas moneyline here in Game 4.

Here are a few NBA betting trends from this season to consider:

  • Dallas is 11-8-1 ATS in these playoffs
  • Boston is 9-7-1 ATS in these playoffs
  • Dallas is 6-7 ATS as the home underdog this season
  • Boston is 21-20-3 ATS as the road favorite this season 

Top Celtics vs. Mavericks Player Points Props

PlayerPoints O/U
Luka Doncic (DAL)32.5 (-118/-110)
Jayson Tatum (BOS)27.5 (-115/-115)
Kyrie Irving (DAL)24.5 (-115/-115)
Jaylen Brown (BOS)24.5 (-115/-118)
Derrick White (BOS)15.5 (-115/-115)

Kyrie Irving was bound to come alive at some point in this series, and that point was Game 3, when he put up a game-high 35 points. After failing to hit a triple in the first two games, he went 4-for-6 from deep, and had a much more Irving-like 5-for-5 night at the free throw line. He’s most definitely back.

He’s also been popping off like this for 30+ more regularly recently, eclipsing that mark in four of the last eight games over the last two rounds. It shouldn’t have been too surprising either, because not only is three bad games in a row nearly unheard of for Irving, he’s been a lot better at home than away this season, putting up 27.0 points per game at the crib against 24.2 on the road. We like Irving to have another big game to keep Dallas alive, easily topping his 24.5 points prop at -115 odds.

Without Porzingis in the mix, Dereck Lively II and the rest of the Mavs were back to their bread and butter, throwing down lobs left and right. Lively is a big part of that, and his uber-efficient shooting (or, more accurately, dunking) makes the over on his 8.5 points prop very intriguing. Before his neck injury in the West Finals, he’d gone for double-digits in seven of 11 games.

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Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of their lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.