Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Prediction: Celtics Expected to Win Game 1 [NBA, 6/6/2024]

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Prediction: Celtics Expected to Win Game 1 [NBA, 6/6/2024]

The Boston Celtics will square off with the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden on Thursday, starting at 8:30PM ET.

Dimers.com's in-depth preview of Thursday's Mavericks vs. Celtics matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Mavericks vs. Celtics Prediction: Who Will Win Game 1

We have used innovative machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Thursday's NBA FInals game between the Mavericks and Celtics 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our popular predictive analytics model gives the Celtics a 73% chance of beating the Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2024 Finals. Our predicted final score in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals has the Celtics winning 112-105.

According to our model, the Celtics (-6.5) have a 52% chance of covering the spread, while the over/under total of 217.5 points has a 51% chance of going under.

The winner of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Mavericks and Celtics gets the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is at Boston's TD Garden.

Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 1 Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Mavericks Celtics
Spread +6.5 (-110) -6.5 (-108)
Moneyline +200 -230
Total o217.5 (-110) u217.5 (-110)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 1 Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, coupled with the best odds, reveal the top betting picks to make on every game, including Mavericks vs. Celtics. Our best NBA bets for Thursday are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

With a betting edge of 3.5%, a pick from the Mavericks vs. Celtics game is featured in today's best bets on Dimers Pro.

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Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 1 Player Props

Betting on Mavericks vs. Celtics NBA player props? We use the best information available to project individual points, assists, rebounds and three-pointers for each team.

Luka Doncic is expected to step up for the Mavericks with 33 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists, while Jayson Tatum is projected to finish with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the Celtics.

Mavericks Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Mavericks:

Luka Doncic 33 9 10 5
Kyrie Irving 27 4 5 4
P.J. Washington 13 7 2 2
Dereck Lively 11 7 2 0
Daniel Gafford 10 6 1 0

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Celtics Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Celtics:

Jayson Tatum 28 10 7 4
Jaylen Brown 25 7 4 3
Kristaps Porzingis 20 7 3 2
Derrick White 16 5 6 3
Jrue Holiday 15 6 6 2

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out Thursday's NBA prop picks.

Mavs vs. Celtics Game 1 Information

Thursday's Game 1 between the Celtics and Mavericks in the NBA Finals is scheduled to begin at 8:30PM ET.


Our full betting coverage of the Mavericks vs. Celtics includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

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We predict the Celtics, with a 73% win probability, will likely beat the Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2024 Finals.

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