Celtics forward Jayson Tatum struggled offensively in the first two games of the 2024 NBA Finals, but he poured in 31 points to help Boston take a commanding 3-0 lead in Game 3 on Wednesday. Tatum will try to lead the Celtics to their 18th NBA championship in Game 4 on Friday night, while the Mavericks hope to keep their season alive. No team has ever won a series after trailing 3-0, and Boston is a perfect 7-0 on the road this season. Tatum's point total is 27.5 in the latest NBA player prop odds, while Luka Doncic has the highest NBA prop for points at 32.5.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center. SportsLine consensus lists Boston as a 1-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Celtics odds, while the over/under is 210.5. 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 Mavs vs. Celtics in Game 4 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 Celtics vs. Mavs:

  • Mavericks vs. Celtics spread: Boston -1
  • Mavericks vs. Celtics over/under: 210.5 points
  • Mavericks vs. Celtics money line: Boston -113, Dallas -108
  • BOS: 6-0-1 ATS in its last seven games against Dallas
  • DAL: 5-1 ATS in its last six games played on a Friday
  • Mavericks vs. Celtics picks: See picks at SportsLine

Top NBA player props for Game 4 of Mavericks vs. Celtics 

After examining dozens of NBA player props for Celtics vs. Mavericks, we can tell you SportsLine AI says Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving goes Over 24.5 total points (-114). Irving stepped up throughout Game 3, particularly when Doncic fouled out in the fourth quarter. The veteran guard poured in 35 points on 13 of 28 shooting, including a 4 of 6 mark from 3-point range.

Irving played a playoff-high 45 minutes on Wednesday, and he will get limited rest on Friday as Dallas tries to keep its season alive. He has reached the 30-point mark seven times this postseason, with two of those performances coming in the final game of the series against the Clippers and Timberwolves. The 32-year-old averaged 25.6 points per game during the regular season, and the AI PickBot has him eclipsing that number on Friday. 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 4 and says one side of the spread is a A+ 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 4 of Mavericks vs. Celtics, and which side of the spread gets the A+ 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.