Boston Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks 6/12/24 Free Pick, NBA Odds, NBA Predictions

Boston Celtics (2-0) at Dallas Mavericks (0-2) 

Game Info: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at  8:30 p.m. EST (American Airlines Arena)

Betting Odds: Mavericks -1.5 (-115) - Over/Under (212.5)

Pick: Mavericks -1.5 (-115)

The Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics will play the third game of the NBA finals here on Wednesday night as the series shifts to Dallas for the next two games. The Boston Celtics come into game number three of the series holding a commanding 2 to 0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks and both teams will look to pick up a crucial victory in the first of two games down in Texas. This is a pivotal game and likely a must win game for both teams as they look to pick up some momentum heading into the middle of June and keep their hopes alive of winning the NBA title. 

The Boston Celtics have looked fantastic throughout the first two games of this series despite Jayson Tatum putting up a couple of rough performances in the opening two contests. He nearly put up a triple-double, however, his shooting performance was not on full display as he shot 6 of 22 from the field, and he only put up 18 points despite the Celtics coming away with a seven point victory. If Tatum can replicate those numbers and improve upon his shooting performance, Boston should have no problem grabbing a third consecutive victory in this series and putting the Dallas Mavericks on the brink of elimination in the process. 

Luckily, for the Boston Celtics, despite the lack of efficient shooting from guys like Tatum, they’ve had other players step up when called upon, and that has been the main reason for their success. They will hope to carry that over onto the road in Dallas for the following two games of this series as they look to grab their 18th overall NBA championship as a franchise and the first since 2008. Will need to find a way to continue shutting down both Kyrie Irving and Luka Dončić throughout these following two games as they have put up impressive numbers at home this season.

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This is a must win game for the Dallas Mavericks as they look to get back into the series here at home in game number three on Wednesday night. Hace looked pretty lethargic throughout the first two games of this series in Boston and they have not looked like themselves and that is something that will need to change throughout these two home games. If they want to keep their hopes alive of raising a title this season, they will need to get some of their key players in gear throughout the next two games. With Luka Dončić, dealing with injury problems it’s a very real possibility that he could miss this game, which leaves Dallas even further in a hole coming into game three.  

Dallas will need to find a way to grab a victory in this game if they want to keep their hopes alive of winning a title as going down three games zero would put them on the brink of elimination for the remainder of the series. No team has ever come back from a three game deficit in the NBA finals, and it is very unlikely that Dallas would become the first team to accomplish that with four straight victories, and two of them having to come in Boston in the process. There should be a solid back-and-forth game, but Dallas needs to play their best game of the season so far if they want to grab the win here in this one.

Betting trends to consider in this matchup:

- Dallas is 24-14 after a loss 

- Dallas is 30-19 at home 

- Boston is 1-2 as a road underdog 

I expect this to be a close and competitive game throughout this contest on Wednesday night. In the end, I do look for the Dallas Mavericks to finally break through and grab their first victory of this NBA finals series over the Boston Celtics at home. Not only do I look for the Dallas Mavericks to grab the victory in this game on Wednesday night, but I also look for them to cover the spread in the process. 

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