Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Celtics vs. Mavericks Game 5 props, odds, best bets, AI predictions: Derrick White over 0.5 blocks

The Boston Celtics will have a second opportunity to close out the 2024 NBA Finals when they host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 on Monday night. Boston’s stars struggled in a blowout loss in Game 4, as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for just 25 points on 7 of 22 shooting. Tatum has gone under his point total in three of his first four games in the series, finishing with fewer than 20 points in all three of those contests. His point total on Monday is 27.5 according to the NBA Finals prop odds, so which side should you back with your NBA Finals prop bets?

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden. SportsLine consensus lists Boston as a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Celtics odds, while the over/under is 209.5. 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 5 of the NBA Finals and locked in its 2024 NBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the AI PickBot’s best bets. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Mavericks vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Mavericks spread: Boston -6.5
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks over/under: 209.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks money line: Boston -265, Dallas +215
  • BOS: 8-2 SU in its last 10 home games against Dallas
  • DAL: 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven road games
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Top NBA player props for Game 5 of Celtics vs. Mavericks 

After examining dozens of NBA player props for Celtics vs. Mavericks, we can tell you SportsLine AI says Celtics guard Derrick White goes Over 0.5 total blocks. White has stepped up as Boston’s third-leading scorer this postseason, and he has also been a key contributor on the defensive end. He ranks second on the roster in blocks per game (1.22) in the playoffs after averaging 1.19 blocks during the regular season. 

White did not have a block in Game 4, but he had two blocks in Game 3 and two blocks in Game 2. He has recorded at least one block in 20 of his last 25 home games, stepping up defensively in front of the home crowd. The AI PickBot expects another strong defensive outing from the 29-year-old on Monday, predicting that he goes over this prop total once again. 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 5 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 5 of Mavericks vs. Celtics, 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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