Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 1 NBA Finals Preview: Odds, Starting Lineups, Injuries, Stats (6/6/24)

Written By Editorial Team on June 6, 2024
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The Dallas Mavericks are set to play the Boston Celtics on June 6, at 8:30 PM at TD Garden in Boston. The game will be broadcast on ABC as Game 1 of the NBA Finals will top off. The point spread is -6.5 in favor of the Celtics, with an over/under of 214.5. Boston enters the series as heavy overall favorites, get the latest odds, lineups, injuries, and stats for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 1 pregame odds

The NBA matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston is anticipated by fans and bettors alike. Massachusetts sportsbooks have set the lines, highlighting the Celtics as the favorites. The point spread is consistently set at -6.5 across DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM, with the over/under hovering around 214.5 to 215.0. The Celtics odds to win the finals are also very much in their favor.

  • DraftKings: Celtics -6.5, over/under 214.5
  • FanDuel: Celtics -6.5, over/under 214.5
  • Caesars: Celtics -6.5, over/under 215.0
  • BetMGM: Celtics -6.5, over/under 214.5

Odds are subject to change for Mavericks vs. Celtics

Mavericks vs. Celtics projected starting lineups

Recent updates indicate Kristaps Porzingis of the Boston Celtics, to be fully healthy and return for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. Porzingis averaged 20.1 points per game this season.

Dallas Mavericks starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Luka Doncic
  • SG: Kyrie Irving
  • SF: Derrick Jones Jr.
  • PF: PJ Washington
  • C: Daniel Gafford

Boston Celtics starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jrue Holiday
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Jaylen Brown
  • PF: Jayson Tatum
  • C: Kristaps Porzingis

Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 1 injuries

Dallas Mavericks: Dallas comes into the NBA finals at full health.

Boston Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis (C) is listed as probable with a calf injury that started on April 29. His participation in the upcoming game against Dallas is crucial for the Celtics.

Dallas Mavericks Team Stats

The Dallas Mavericks finished with a season record of 50-32, which was good for first place in the Southwest Division and 5th in the Western Conference. In their conference finals clinching victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Mavericks showcased a superior field goal percentage of 54.8% and a three-point percentage of 44.1%. Season stats highlight their offensive strength with an average of 117.8 points per game.

  • FG%: 48.1
  • 3PT%: 36.9
  • Points per game: 117.8
  • Points allowed per game: 115.6
  • Rebounds per game: 42.9
  • Assists per game: 25.7

Boston Celtics Team Stats

The Boston Celtics led the Atlantic Division and top the Eastern Conference with an impressive 64-18 record. Sweeping the Indiana Pacers, the Celtics won their last game 105-114, displaying resilience with a field goal percentage of 47.0% and a three-point accuracy of 34.8%. Their season performance boasts the highest points per game in the NBA at 120.6, while limiting opponents to 109.2 points per game, underscoring their dominance at both ends of the court.

  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 38.8
  • Points per game: 120.6
  • Points allowed per game: 109.2
  • Rebounds per game: 46.3
  • Assists per game: 26.9

Player Stats for Mavericks vs. Celtics

Luke Doncic and Kyrie Irving will lead the Mavericks offense in the NBA Finals, while Boston looks to match with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Dallas Mavericks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Mavericks, led by the dynamic duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, are looking to carry the momentum they sustained in their previous series against Minnesota into the NBA Finals against Boston. Key stats from their Game 5 win against the Timberwolves include:

  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 36 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Luka Doncic (PG): 36 PTS, 10 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 12 PTS, 7 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Dereck Lively II (C): 9 PTS, 8 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 5 PTS, 2 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Mavericks showcase a blend of scoring, playmaking, and defensive prowess:

  • Luka Doncic: 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving: 25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.: 14.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.8 APG
  • P.J. Washington: 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.2 APG
  • Daniel Gafford: 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.5 APG

Boston Celtics leaders ahead of tonight’s game

On the other side, the Boston Celtics, led byJayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, aim to leverage their home court advantage at TD Garden to secure a win. Their recent team stats from the Game 4 win over Indiana is as follows:

  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 29 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 26 PTS, 13 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 16 PTS, 4 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 17 PTS, 9 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Al Horford (C): 7 PTS, 8 RBS, 5 ASTS

The Celtics’ season leaders highlight their depth and versatility, with several players contributing across the board:

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown: 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis: 20.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Derrick White: 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday: 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
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