Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting Odds, Prediction

Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting Odds, Prediction

Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting odds and wagering prediction for this game set for June 6, 2024. Place a bet on this NBA basketball game now.

TD Garden is the location where the Boston Celtics (64-18) will try to defeat the Dallas Mavericks (50-32) on Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Boston opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The betting total is set at 214.5.

Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting

Here are the Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting odds:

DALLAS MAVERICKS +6.5 +210 Over 214.5
BOSTON CELTICS -6.5 -250 Under 214.5

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Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting Prediction

Here is our Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Prediction

First, we have the Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting prediction for Dallas.

The Mavericks defeated the Timberwolves 124-103 in their last game to complete their five-game series. Dallas finished the game with a 54.8% field goal percentage (46 of 84) and 15 of 34 long-range shots made. The Mavericks made 17 of 23 free throws, for a rate of 73.9%.

They pulled down 45 rebounds, 9 of which were on the attacking end. They also had 19 assists in the contest, pushing the opposing team into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Dallas’ defense allowed 42.7% from the field on 38 of 89 shots. Minnesota recorded 17 assists and 8 steals in the game.

Minnesota also grabbed 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and blocked 5 shots. Minnesota ended up going 81.0% from the charity stripe, making 17 of 21 attempts. They made 10 of 32 attempts from a distance. The Mavericks finished with 20 personal fouls, while the Timberwolves had 17.

Luka Doncic was a player involved in the matchup. Doncic concluded the game shooting 63.6% from the field and dishing out 5 assists. He played 37 minutes and tallied 10 rebounds. He finished with 36 points on 14-of-22 shooting.

Dallas will enter this game with a 50-32 record on the season. They average 117.9 points per game (seventh in the league) and shoot 48.1% from the field. The Mavericks are shooting 36.9% from outside the arc (1,197 of 3,242) and 75.8% from the free throw line.

Dallas averages 42.9 rebounds per game and has 2,106 assists this season, ranking 19th in the league in passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times a game, and as a team, they commit 18.3 fouls per night.

On defense, the Mavericks force 13.7 turnovers per game and draw 20.3 fouls. They allow 36.8% from outside the arc and rank 20th in basketball in terms of points allowed per game (115.6). The Mavericks allow a 47.5% FG percentage (3,522 of 7,413) and 45.1 rebounds per game as a team. They now rank 22nd in the league in terms of assists conceded, with 2,258 this season.

Boston Celtics Betting Prediction

Now, we have the Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting prediction for Boston.

When the Celtics last played, they defeated the Pacers 105-102 to handily win their series. When it came to attacking the boards, Boston allowed Indiana to pull down 47 (13 on the offensive end). They shot 34.5% from three-point range (10 of 29) and were 12 of 16 in the charity stripe (75.0%).

The Celtics allowed the Pacers to make 40 of their 87 shots from the field, giving them a shooting percentage of 46.0% for the game. Overall, the Celtics shot 40 of 89 from the floor, for a 44.9% shooting percentage. Boston made 14 of 44 3-pointers (31.8%).

They were able to produce 11 of these at a rate of 78.6%. The Pacers committed 19 personal fouls in this game, sending the Celtics to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They lost possession of the ball 11 times while accumulating 10 thefts in the game. The Celtics collected 44 rebounds in this game, including 32 defensive and 12 offensive.

Jaylen Brown pitched in for the Celtics during the contest. He shot 11 of 22 for the game, for a 50.0% field goal percentage, and had 6 rebounds. Brown scored 29 points in 44 minutes on the court and assisted twice.

Boston has a 64-18 record on the season. The Celtics commit 16.2 fouls per game and shoot 80.7% from the charity stripe. They assist teammates 26.9 times per game (14th in basketball) and commit 11.9 turnovers per game. Boston has scored 9,887 points this season (120.6 per game) and averages 46.3 rebounds. When it comes to offensive execution, the Celtics are hitting 48.7% from the field, ranking eighth in basketball.

The Celtics’ defensive PPG allowed is 109.2, ranking them fifth in the NBA. They force 12.0 turnovers a game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field, ranking second in the NBA. The Boston defense allows 35.2% of 3-pointers (1,059 of 3,008), while opponents make 76.8% of their free throws. They allow 24.9 assists and 43.3 boards per game, ranking fifth and fourteenth in the NBA, respectively.

Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting Trends

Here are the Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting trends.


  • Boston has won 63 of the 79 games in which it has been the favorite this season.
  • This season, Boston has won 50 of 57 games when designated as a moneyline favorite of at least -250 or less.
  • The moneyline for this encounter indicates that Boston has a 71.4% chance of winning.
  • Dallas is 11-19 as a moneyline underdog (36.7% win rate).
  • Dallas has yet to win a game as a moneyline underdog with odds of +205 or higher in seven opportunities.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this encounter gives Dallas a 32.8% chance of winning.

Against the Spread

  • The Celtics average 120.6 points per game, 5.0 more than the Mavericks’ 115.6 points allowed.
  • Boston is 37-20-3 against the spread and 54-6 overall when scoring more than 115.6 points.
  • When Dallas scores more than 109.2 points, it is 42-21 against the spread and 44-19 all-time.
  • Boston’s record is 39-20-4 against the spread and 54-9 overall when it allows less than 117.9 points.
  • The Celtics rank second in the NBA’s scoring charts (120.6 PPG), while the Mavericks allow the 20th-lowest points per game (115.6) in the league.
  • Dallas’ offensive is seventh in the NBA (117.9 points per game), while Boston’s defense ranks sixth (109.2).
  • The Celtics have scored 930 more points than their opponents this season (an average of 11.4 per game), while the Mavericks have outscored opponents by 181 points (2.3 per game).


  • Boston’s average implied total this season is 119.1 points, which is 8.1 points higher than the implied total of 111 points in Thursday’s game.
  • This season, Boston has scored more than 111 points in a game 64 times.
  • Dallas’ average implied point total for the season (120.2 points) is 16.2 points greater than its implied total for this game (104 points).

Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting Trends

Here are the Celtics vs Mavs NBA Finals Game 1 Betting pick: Dallas Spread 

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