Mavericks vs. Celtics Prediction & Picks: Line, Spread, Over/Under – NBA Finals Game 3

The Dallas Mavericks are 2.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Center on Wednesday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. The Celtics lead the series 2-0.

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Mavericks vs. Celtics Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ABC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo (Regional restrictions may apply)
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Venue: American Airlines Center

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Mavericks vs. Celtics Score Prediction

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 117 – Mavericks 111

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Spread & Total Prediction for Mavericks vs. Celtics

  • Pick ATS: Celtics (+ 2.5)
  • Computer Predicted Spread: Celtics (-5.5)
  • Pick OU:
    Over (214.5)
  • Computer Predicted Total: 228.0
  • The Mavericks have been more successful against the spread than the Celtics this year, sporting an ATS record of 48-34-0, as opposed to the 43-39-0 record of the Celtics.
  • Dallas covers the spread when it is a 2.5-point favorite or more 65.1% of the time. That’s more often than Boston covers as an underdog of 2.5 or more (33.3%).
  • Dallas’ games have gone over the total 43.9% of the time this season (36 out of 82), less often than Boston’s games have (44 out of 82).
  • As a moneyline favorite this year, the Mavericks are 38-14, a better tally than the Celtics have posted (1-2) as moneyline underdogs.

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Mavericks Performance Insights

  • The Mavericks are averaging 117.9 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this year, while ceding 115.6 points per contest (20th-ranked).
  • Dallas is averaging 42.9 rebounds per game (21st-ranked in NBA) this year, while allowing 45.1 rebounds per contest (25th-ranked).
  • The Mavericks rank 19th in the NBA with 25.7 dimes per contest.
  • This season, Dallas is committing 12.1 turnovers per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) and forcing 13 turnovers per contest (15th-ranked).
  • The Mavericks rank top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking third-best in the league with 14.6 treys per game. Meanwhile, they rank 13th with a 36.9% shooting percentage from downtown.

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Celtics Performance Insights

  • The Celtics are the second-best team in the NBA in points scored (120.6 per game) and fifth-best in points conceded (109.2).
  • On the glass, Boston is second-best in the league in rebounds (46.3 per game). It is 14th in rebounds allowed (43.3 per game).
  • With 26.9 assists per game, the Celtics are 14th in the league.
  • In 2023-24, Boston is best in the league in turnovers committed (11.3 per game) but worst in turnovers forced (11.3).
  • Beyond the arc, the Celtics are best in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game at 16.5. And they are second-best in 3-point percentage at 38.8%.

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