Celtics backup forward Sam Hauser had not finished in double figures since May 1 against Miami, but he scored 14 points in 20 minutes against Dallas in Game 4. Hauser took advantage of garbage time, knocking down 4 of 6 3-pointers, but his playing time will likely be limited in Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals on Monday night. Hauser did not play more than 16 minutes in Boston's last five games, and he is -110 to make at least two 3-pointers on Monday in the latest Celtics vs. Mavericks odds. Are there any backups you should be targeting with your NBA Finals prop bets?

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 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 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 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 Mavs vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Mavericks spread: Boston -6.5
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks over/under: 210.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Mavericks money line: Boston -270, Dallas +217
  • 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 had a chase-down block with 51 seconds remaining in Game 2, preventing what appeared to be a sure transition basket by P.J. Washington. The Celtics proceeded to secure the victory with a basket on the other end, and now they have a chance to close out the series in Game 5 on Monday night.

White averaged more than one block per game during the regular season and he has increased his average during the playoffs. The 29-year-old finished with multiple blocks in Game 2 and Game 3 before playing just 30 minutes in Game 4. He has blocked at least one shot in 20 of his last 25 home games, which is one reason why the AI PickBot has him going over his prop total again on Monday. See which team to pick here.

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In addition, SportsLine AI PickBot has generated multiple prop predictions for Game 5, including one that has hit five straight times, and says one side of the spread is a B-rated pick. 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.