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Best Mavericks vs Celtics Same-Game Parlay for Game 1 (June 6)

Adam Spencer

by Adam Spencer in NBA Basketball

Updated Jun 6, 2024 · 8:00 AM PDT

Mar 1, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Boston Celtics host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
  • Boston is trying to win its 18th championship as a franchise, while Dallas is going for its second-ever NBA Finals trophy.
  • Check out the section below for our favorite same-game parlay for Game 1.

It’s all come to this. At 76-20 on the season (including playoffs) Boston is one of the most-dominant teams in NBA history. The Mavericks were the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs and pulled off 3-straight upsets to reach the Finals. Can Luka Doncic and company pull off one more? Or will Jayson Tatum and the Celtics hang an 18th banner when all is said and done? Tune in to ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday night to see how Game 1 plays out.

Best Mavericks vs Celtics Same-Game Parlay for Game 1

  • Boston -6.5
  • Jayson Tatum over 9.5 rebounds
  • Luka Doncic over 49.5 points+rebounds+assists

If you think the Celtics will win Game 1, it makes sense to take them to win big. Boston has only had 3 games decided by less than 10 points this postseason, going 3-0 in those contests. Otherwise, it has been a lot of blowouts for Joe Mazzulla’s squad. To the Mavericks’ credit, they haven’t lost back-to-back games yet this postseason, so even if they lose Game 1 by 7+ points, it’s safe to expect them to make adjustments for Game 2.

Jayson Tatum has had 10+ rebounds in 11 of his 14 playoff games so far this year. He’s made it a point to crash the boards early and often in games. Even with Kristaps Porzingis back in action for Game 1 tonight, don’t expect him to be an active rebounder. Boston probably won’t want him spending too much time in the paint where he can re-injure his calf. Tatum will continue to carry the burden on the glass.

On the Dallas side, Luka Doncic is the best player in this series. I expect the Celtics to try to slow down Kyrie Irving and the other Dallas players. Even if Luka goes off for 35 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists (which would easily cover the 49.5 PRA total, if Boston is able to shut down his sidekicks, it should be able to win.

That same-game parlay, when totaled together on DraftKings, sports +800 odds.


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Mavericks vs Celtics Game 1 Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Dallas Mavericks +6.5 (-110) +190 O 215.5 (-110)
Boston Celtics -6.5 (-110) -230 U 215.5 (-110)

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As you can see above, the Mavericks are +190 underdogs to win outright. The Celtics are -230 favorites on the moneyline. The points total is set at over/under 214.5, with even -110 odds on each side. The spread favors Boston by 6.5 points, again with equal -110 odds for both teams.

Mavericks vs Celtics Game 1 Injury Report

Team Player Injury Status
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Right Knee/Left Ankle Probable
Dallas Mavericks Olivier-Maxence Prosper Left Ankle Questionable

Both teams benefited from the time off between the end of the conference finals and tonight’s Game 1. The Celtics have a clean injury sheet. Big man Kristaps Porzingis will suit up for the first time in over a month. He hasn’t played since Game 4 of the first round against the Miami Heat, but his calf injury is reportedly better.

For the Mavericks, Luka Doncic continues to be listed on the injury report, but it would be utterly shocking if he didn’t play in Game 1. Olivier-Maxence Prosper is the only player who might not suit up, but he likely wouldn’t be part of the Dallas rotation in the Finals, anyway.

These teams are as close to fully healthy as possible for this series, so it should be a ton of fun to watch!

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