Celtics vs. Mavericks Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 2

Written By PlayPicks Staff on June 7, 2024

The Boston Celtics take a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Celtics are listed as favorites by 7 points for the game, which airs on ABC at 8:00 PM ET. The point total is 215 for the matchup.

Before you make an informed wager on the contest, check out the best bets available in Sunday’s game based on our computer predictions.

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Spread: Celtics (-7) to Cover

  • The Celtics are the bet in this matchup. They’re favored by 4.4 more points in the model than DraftKings (11.4 to 7).
  • Boston is 42-36-4 ATS this season.
  • The Celtics have covered the spread 29 times this season (29-23-3 ATS) when playing as at least 7-point favorites.
  • Dallas is 48-34-0 ATS this season.
  • The Mavericks have been an underdog by 7 points or more seven times this year, and covered the spread in two of those games.

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Total: Over 215

  • The DraftKings point total for this game is more than two possessions lower (13.2 points) than the model projection. Put your money on the over.
  • In 66 games this season, Boston and its opponent have combined for more than 215 points.
  • So far this season, 68 Dallas’ games have featured more than 215 points scored.
  • In the Celtics’ 82 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 43 times.
  • So far this year, 36 out of the Mavericks’ 82 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.

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Moneyline Winner: Celtics (-270)

  • Prediction: Celtics 120, Mavericks 108
  • Boston has won 63, or 79.7%, of the 79 games it has played as the favorite this season.
  • Dallas has been an underdog in 31 games this season and has come away with the win 12 times (38.7%) in those contests.

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Jayson Tatum Rebounds Prop: Over 10.5

  • Jayson Tatum puts up 26.9 points, 8.1 boards and 4.9 assists per contest, shooting 47.1% from the field and 37.6% from downtown with 3.1 made treys per contest (seventh in NBA).
  • He has collected 8.1 rebounds per game, 2.4 fewer than his prop bet in Sunday’s game (10.5).
  • He’s grabbed more rebounds than the total set for him by bookmakers 29 times this season in his 77 games with a prop.
  • At 42.9 rebounds per game and 45.1 rebounds conceded, the Mavericks are 21st and 25th in the league, respectively.

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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