Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks picks, predictions: Who wins Game 4 of 2024 NBA Finals?

The Boston Celtics are a game away from winning their record 18th NBA title. The Dallas Mavericks are in the position of at least hoping to force a gentleman's sweep when the teams meet for a potential close-out Game 4 Friday night in Dallas.

No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a seven-game series in NBA history, so the Mavericks' immediate goal is just to get to Game 5.

Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the fourth quarter during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the fourth quarter during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Mavericks were the most competitive they've been in this series in Game 3, but the Celtics forced a game's worth of struggles out of Luka Doncic and turned back a late Dallas rally to put themselves on the verge of NBA history.

What is the schedule?

Game 1 Boston 107, Dallas 89

Game 2 Boston 105, Dallas 98

Game 3 Boston 106, Dallas 99

Game 4 Boston at Dallas Friday, June 14, 6:30 p.m./7:30 p.m., ABC

Game 5 (if necessary) Dallas at Boston, Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m./7:30 p.m., ABC

Game 6 (if necessary) Boston at Dallas, Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m./7:30 p.m., ABC

Game 7 (if necessary) Dallas at Boston, Sunday, June 23, 6 p.m./7:30 p.m., ABC

Who is favored in Game 3?

Dallas is a 1.5-point favorite on their home court at American Airlines Center. Dallas is -115 on the moneyline while Boston is -105.

Who is favored to win the series?

Boston is -7,000. Dallas is +2000.

Who is favored to win MVP?

Jaylen Brown -340

Jayson Tatum +270

Luka Doncic +2900

Jrue Holiday +6500

What are picks for Game 4?

Bleacher Nation: Celtics 117, Mavericks 111

ESPN: Celtics have a 56% chance to beat Mavericks in Game 4.

Sports Betting Dime: Celtics 121.3, Mavericks 114.3.

Odds Trader: Mavericks 107, Celtics 104.

FOX Sports: Celtics 117, Mavericks 111.

Bret Bloomquist can be reached at bbloomquist@elpasotimes.com; @Bretbloomquist on Twitter.

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