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Basketball | Friday, June 14, 2024 11:04 AM

Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics Prediction for Game 4: Betting Pick, News, Injury Report: 6/14/24

Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics Prediction for Game 4: Betting Pick, News, Injury Report: 6/14/24
Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo: Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) and the Celtics bench react

The Dallas Mavericks welcome the Boston Celtics tonight at Americal Airlines Center for Game 4 of the NBA finals, The Celtics are up 3-0 in the series, and the sweep is close. My Mavericks vs Celtics prediction and betting pick at 1.94 odds are available in the article below. Be sure to come back to Expert Insights for more of our expert analyses and predictions. 

It’s even money at bet365 for each team, while the Over/Under line is 211.5 total points, and the spread has the hosts giving up 1 point. 

Mavericks vs Celtics Prediction for Game 4: Anticlimactic Finish to 2023/24

  • Selection: Cetlics Moneyline
  • Odds: 1.94
  • Bookmaker: Lasbet
  • Stake: 3/10

Odds updated on June 14th, 2024. 

This might be the last game of the 2023/24 NBA basketball season. I assume the Celtics would like nothing more than to finish off this game in front of their home fans, but why risk it? I’m tired of trying to predict the mindset of teams heading into important games. Last game was a must-win for Dallas and everyone and their grandma backed them to win Game 3, and what happened?

No, forget that. Boston has been the better team for all 3 games and I have seen zero reasons to back the Mavericks, regardless of the venue. The Mavs’ spacing is terrible, their defensive plan is all over the place, and their bench is non-existent. The Celtics have done everything right to gain the lead in this series and they are making their opponents look awful.

The bookmakers are expecting the Mavs to put up one last death-twitch game and win at least 1 game in the finals. I don’t. If you’re the Celtics, you are sick of disappointment and eager to get this series out of the way ASAP – no room for error. My Celtic vs Mavericks prediction is for the Celtics to close the series.  

Dallas Mavericks Form, Stats, News, Injury Report: You Have got to be Kidding 

Despite not having any injury issues, the Mavs look shorthanded on the court. Kyrie was poor in the first 2 games, but even in Game 3 when he poured in 35 points it wasn’t enough. Apart from Luka, the other starters combined for 21 total points, and their bench contributed with a 16-point night. 

As I already mentioned the Mavericks’ spacing has been poor all series with Boston easily being able to contain their shooters. The Mavs have shot 28.2% from beyond the arc and have lost the 3-point shooting battle last game as well by 9-17.

But that’s not all. Their defense has looked disorientated and undercoached all series. The Celtics are getting easy looks left and right because the Mavs’ 1-1 defense is based on gambling and not scrambling to cover the open shooter. It’s been a mess. 

Boston Celtics Form, Stats, News, Injury Report: A Chip For Mozzarella

Alright, let me start off by apologizing to Joe Mozzarella and the Boston Celtics. While it’s true they have been disappointing in the last few years, they have had a cakewalk in the East this season due to injuries and have a 2nd-year head coach leading them – the Cs have made it to the finals and are 1 game away from winning the NBA championship.

The way they have done this is quite simple. They have an offense that is based on passing the rock, and getting the ball to the open man. They have more players who can shoot it from beyond the arc and they have more experienced guys. 

But what’s more important, the Celtics have done a great job at defending the perimeter. This is the key. Their interior defense is still okay, even though they allow a lot more points in the paint than the Mavs. But… it’s working. The Mavs can’t get anything to go from beyond the arc and even the shots they do make are difficult. Great job all around and that’s how you win a championship. 

Tingus Pingus is listed as Questionable for Game 4. 


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