Celtics vs. Mavericks Predictions, Best Bets and Odds: NBA Finals Game 2 – Sunday, June 9, 2024

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The Boston Celtics are 7-point favorites for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on Sunday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. The Celtics hold a 1-0 series lead. The matchup’s over/under is set at 215.

Our computer predictions for Sunday’s game will help you make an informed wager by picking the best bets available.

How to Bet on Celtics vs. Mavericks

Pick the Celtics (-7) to Cover

  • The Celtics have played 82 games, with 42 wins against the spread.
  • The Mavericks are 48-34-0 against the spread this season.
  • So far this season, the Celtics have been installed as favorites by a 7-point margin or more 55 times and are 29-23-3 ATS in those games.
  • The Mavericks have covered the spread twice this year when underdogs by 7 points or more (in seven chances).
  • Take the Points Over (215)

  • The Celtics and their opponent have combined to score over 215 points, the current matchup’s over/under, in 66 of 82 games this season.
  • This season, 68 of the Mavericks’ 82 games have had a combined total higher than 215 points scored.
  • The Celtics and Mavericks average 23.5 more points between them than the total of 215 for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 9.8 more points per game, 224.8, than this game’s total of 215 points.
  • The Celtics’ average point total in outings this season is 229.1, 14.1 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • Mavericks games this year have averaged a total of 234.8 points, 19.8 more than the point total in this matchup.
  • Back the Celtics on the Moneyline (-270)

  • The Celtics have been victorious in 63, or 79.7%, of the 79 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • The Mavericks have compiled a 12-19 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 38.7% of those games).
  • This season, the Celtics have come away with a win 48 times in 55 chances when named as a favorite of at least -270 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • The Mavericks have not yet won a game when it entered play as a moneyline underdog with odds of +220 or longer in seven chances.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Celtics have a 73% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Mavericks a 31.2% chance to win.
  • Top Celtics Props

    Name Points O/U Rebounds O/U Assists O/U
    Jayson Tatum 27.5 10.5 5.5
    Jaylen Brown 23.5 6.5 3.5
    Kristaps Porzingis 15.5 5.5 1.5
    Derrick White 14.5 3.5 4.5
    Jrue Holiday 12.5 5.5 4.5

    Top Mavericks Props

    Name Points O/U Rebounds O/U Assists O/U
    Luka Doncic 32.5 9.5 7.5
    Kyrie Irving 22.5 3.5 4.5
    P.J. Washington 12.5 6.5 1.5
    Derrick Jones Jr. 7.5 3.5 1.5
    Dereck Lively II 6.5 6.5 1.5

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