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Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA Finals 2024 Game 1 Betting Tips - Boston predicted to take Game 1 at home

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  • Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics expert tips for Friday, 7th June
  • Tip-off is at 10:30 AM AEST at TD Garden
  • Article includes expert analysis, head to head results, team forms, team news, and top betting tips
  • Celtics average better shooting percentages than Mavericks.
  • Dallas Mavericks have upped their defensive efforts in playoffs.
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Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 


It’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Mavericks and the Celtics. Boston are tipped to take the victory on home court in the first match up.
  • Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 
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These teams have had completely different runs into the final round of the playoffs with Dallas having to fight and scrape their way past the Clippers, Thunder and Timberwolves with all near enough full strength teams.

The Celtics on the other hand met Miami without Jimmy (4-1), Cleveland without Donovan (4-1) and swept the Pacers with Haliburton going down early in the series. The east also saw the Bucks bow out early with injuries to multiple players on their team. 

Boston have the better shooting and over the season have had better defence, but in these playoffs Dallas have really upped the effort on the D and the Celtics shooting woes have caused them to fall into losing situations.

In my opinion it is more probable that Boston start the series shooting well and probably end up in trouble further down the road so I am backing them to cover from the get go. 

  • Boston have the 2nd best 3pt % in the NBA at 38.5%
  • The Mavs allow their opponents to shoot 36.6% from the perimeter on average (18th)
  • Dallas allowed only 103.8 opposition points per game through the playoffs
  • Boston averaged 111.3 points per game over the first 3 rounds of the playoffs

Head to Head 


2023-24 Match Results:
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Mar 24BOS138-110DAL
Jan 24DAL110-119BOS

2022-23 Season Series: 

Boston won the series 2-0 and have won the last 4 games in a row against Dallas.

Dallas Mavericks Form


The Mavericks have finally taken the final step with a Luka led team and are in the NBA Finals. For a number of years the team has fallen short, either due to Luke not performing or more so the team around him not being up to his level. 

They had to do it the hard way, giving up home court across the whole playoffs they knocked out the Clippers and Thunder both in 6 games before meeting the Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals. 

They simply defended better than the best defensive team in the NBA and shut down their main attacking threats at the same time Luka and Kyrie dominated the offensive end. 

The Mavs are a more complete team than they have been since back in the Dirk days and now it is only Boston standing in their way!

Dallas Mavericks Team News


Luka Doncic is listed as probable on the injury report with ankle soreness. 

Boston Celtics Form


The Celtics had a relatively easy run to the Finals but with that said it is almost as hard to motivate and continue winning in situations where the opponent is completely counted out of the game. 

Boston played what was in front of them and did a fine job disposing of the Heat and Cavs in 5 games each before routing the Pacers in a sweep. 

It is worth noting that the games in which Boston lost it wasn’t so much that the other team was better, it was just that Boston’s shooting was pitiful. For a team that is shooting the three at the percentage and volume that they are there are bound to be games where it all falls apart. 

In all three rounds it was Game 2 but against the Pacers they were able to recover, much thanks to the inept Indiana players that couldn’t hold onto a lead.

Boston Celtics Team News


No injury news for the Celtics

Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 FAQ’s

How to watch Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA game 2024?

You can watch the Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 game via Kayo Sports or the NBA Game Pass App.

What time does Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 start?

Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 starts at 10:30 AM AEDT.

Verdict

Celtics to get up in Game 1 with a highscoring affair covering the -6.5 line.
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Betting Slip | 07 Jun 2024

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