Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Celtics vs. Mavericks Game 2 props, odds, AI predictions: Jrue Holiday over 23.5 points + rebounds + assists

Mavericks star Luka Doncic had 30 points and 10 rebounds against the Celtics in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals on Thursday, but it was not enough to keep Dallas in the game. Doncic also went under his point total in that contest, and he will need a higher-scoring performance to go over his posted point total of 31.5 for Game 2. The 25-year-old averaged 33.9 points per game during the regular season, but his average has dipped to 28.8 points in the NBA playoffs. How should you approach Doncic with your 2024 NBA Finals prop bets for Game 2?

Celtics star Jayson Tatum went well under his point total in Game 1, and his over/under is 26.5 points according to the latest 2024 NBA Finals odds. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston. SportsLine consensus lists Boston as a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Celtics odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 214.5. Before making any Celtics vs. Mavericks picks on sites like PrizePicks or DraftKings Pick6, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine AI PickBot

Built using cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques by SportsLine’s Data Science team, AI Predictions and AI Ratings are generated for each pick and player prop. The AI predictions are determined by statistically learning from each player and team’s historical data then quantitatively evaluating the strength of the opponents’ defense by assigning a numeric value out of 100 called a matchup score. 

Once a prediction is formulated, the AI rating is generated using the prediction, the matchup score, and the odds of the market. For example, you could see an A+ rating on an over bet if a player is facing a poor defense, their prediction differs from the line and there are favorable odds.

In addition, SportsLine AI is the first fully automated predictive model at SportsLine. It continuously refreshes on the most recent available data and can help you spot the biggest discrepancies in the lines. During the NFL season, SportsLine’s AI PickBot hit a whopping 1,674 4.5- and 5-star prop picks. During the current NBA season, it’s nailed 932 money line picks, 680 over/under bets and 637 spread picks.

Now, the AI PickBot has dialed in on Celtics vs. Mavs in Game 2 of the NBA Finals and locked in its 2024 NBA playoff predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the AI PickBot’s best bets. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Mavs vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Mavericks spread: Boston -6.5
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks over/under: 214.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks money line: Boston -269, Dallas +217
  • BOS: 27-21-2 ATS this season at home
  • DAL: 34-17 ATS this season on the road
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Top NBA player props for Game 2 of Celtics vs. Mavericks 

After examining dozens of NBA player props for Mavericks vs. Celtics, we can tell you SportsLine AI says Celtics guard Jrue Holiday goes Over 23.5 total points + rebounds + assists (-106). Holiday finished a team-high plus-20 on Thursday, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes. He was dominant on the defensive end as well, as no Dallas player registered a shot attempt while Holiday was the primary defender.

He has been stuffing the stat sheet throughout the postseason, averaging 12.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. Holiday has gone over this prop total in five straight contests, averaging 30 points + rebounds + assists during that stretch. The 33-year-old’s productivity leads to extensive minutes every game and the AI PickBot has him going over this total for a sixth straight time. See which team to pick here.

How to make Mavericks vs. Celtics picks      

In addition, SportsLine AI PickBot has generated several prop predictions for Game 2 and says one side of the spread is a B-rated pick, while also revealing three more confident picks for Celtics vs. Mavericks. You can only get the AI PickBot’s prediction at SportsLine

So which player props should you be targeting in Game 2 of Celtics vs. Mavericks, and which side of the spread gets the B grade? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the AI PickBot that uses predictive learning to crush its NBA picks, and find out.

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