Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics Prediction 6/6/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (50-32) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (64-18) on Thursday, June 6th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ABC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Mavericks vs Celtics

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Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic both scored 36 points as the Mavericks picked up a 124-103 win over the Timberwolves. With the win, the Mavericks closed out the series in five games, winning the series 4-1. The Mavericks picked up the win on the road, and they were able to hit 15 threes in the game.

Overall, the teams combined for 227 points, which was 17.5 points above the over/under line of 209.5 points. For the game, the Mavericks shot 54.8% from the field and 44.1% from three-point range. Defensively, they allowed the Timberwolves to hit 15 threes and shoot 44% from beyond the arc.

Jaylen Brown hit four threes and finished with 29 points to lead the Celtics to a 105-102 win over the Pacers. The Celtics closed out the series in four games, picking up the win on Indiana’s home floor. Boston won the series 4-0.

With the win, the Celtics closed out the series in four games, picking up the win on Indiana’s home floor. Boston’s 105 points were below their season average, and they shot 44.9% from the field and 31.8% from three. Jayson Tatum added 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Mavericks’ offense, they are 4th in three-point attempts this season, getting up 39.5 threes per contest. Their average of 14.6 made threes per game is also in the top half of the league. For the year, the Mavericks are 13th in three-point shooting percentage, at 36%. Overall, the Mavericks are 11th in field goal percentage, at 48%.

Luka Doncic has been carrying the Mavericks’ offense of late, averaging 32.4 points per game in his last five games. This has come while hitting 47.3% of his shots from the field and 43.4% of his threes. He also averaged 8.2 assists and 9.6 rebounds in these games. Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.6 points per game for the season and 27 over his last five games.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Celtics are averaging 120.6 points per game, which is the 2nd best mark in the league. For the season, they have hit 16.5 threes per game, which is the best mark in the NBA. Not only are they the top three-point shooting team in terms of makes, but they are also the most efficient team in terms of three-point shooting percentage, at 38%.

Jayson Tatum has averaged 29.2 points per game in his last five games, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26 points per game in his last five. For the season, Tatum has hit 37.6% of his threes, but over his last five games, he is at 32.6%. Brown’s season three-point shooting percentage is 35.4%, and in his last five, he hit 36.7% of his threes.

Mavericks Team Defense

On the season, the Dallas Mavericks are giving up 113.6 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Over their last five games, they have been even better, allowing just 105.6 points per contest, which is 5th in the league during that stretch.

One area where the Mavericks have been solid all season long is in terms of opponent’s two-point shooting percentage. On the year, they are 10th in the NBA in that category. Over their last five games, they have been even better, ranking 6th in the league in that category.

One area where opposing teams have had success against the Mavericks is at the free-throw line. On the season, they are 14th in the league in free throws made per game allowed. Over their last five games, that number has dropped to 19th in the NBA.

Celtics Team Defense

At 108.1 points per game, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 3rd in the NBA. They have been able to maintain this level of play both at home (107.4 PPG, 4th) and on the road (108.8 PPG, 3rd). Over their last five games, they have given up 109.8 PPG (13th).

One of the reasons for their success has been their ability to limit opponents’ free throw attempts. On the season, they are giving up just 16.6 made free throws per game, which is tops in the NBA. Over their last five games, they have allowed just 11 made free throws per contest (2nd).

Despite being 27th in steals per game, the Celtics are 2nd in blocked shots (6.6 BPG). They are also 2nd in defensive rebounds (46.3 RPG).

Key Players For The Mavericks And Celtics

For today’s matchup, we project Luka Doncic to lead the scoring for the Mavericks, putting up 31 points and shooting at a rate of 10/22. Throughout this season, his average stands at 33.9 points per game, along with 9.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jayson Tatum to be the top scorer for the Celtics. Our projection has him finishing the game with 28, and he is expected to secure 9 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and he is contributing 26.9 points per game on average.

Mavericks vs Celtics Trends

  • Dallas has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 113 points per game while allowing 105. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Across their five previous home games, Boston has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-0 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.
  • As the betting favorite, the Celtics have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Boston posted a straight up mark of 9-1 in these matchups.

Mavericks vs Celtics Prediction

In this Mavericks vs. Celtics matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Mavericks at +6.5. While we project the Celtics to win 153-152, our recommendation is to bet on the Mavericks for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 214.5 and our model has the Mavericks and Celtics finishing with a combined 305 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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