Celtics vs. Mavericks Player Props & Predictions – Thursday, Jun 6

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts during the second half at Crypto.com Arena.
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If you’re looking for Celtics vs. Mavericks predictions, you’ve come to the right place. The Mavericks are on the move to take on the Celtics on Thursday, Jun 6 at 8:30 ET. At present, the total is set at 214.5, and the Celtics are favored by 6.5 at home. Keep reading to get our Celtics vs. Mavericks player props and predictions.

Celtics vs. Mavericks Odds

  • Spread: Celtics -6.5
  • Total 214.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Jun 6
  • Time: 8:30 ET
  • Location: TD Garden, Boston MA
  • TV: ABC

Mavericks Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Mavericks have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five road games, Dallas has averaged 112 points per game while allowing 103 . The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
  • Dallas has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Celtics Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Celtics have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Boston has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Although the Celtics have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-4.

Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic each scored 36 points as the Mavericks picked up a 124-103 win on the road against the Timberwolves. With the win, the Mavericks closed out the series, taking it 4-1. As a team, Dallas hit 15 threes on 44.1% shooting from beyond the arc.

Defensively, the Mavericks allowed Minnesota to hit 15 threes on 44% shooting from deep. Overall, Minnesota finished the game with 103 points. With the win, the Mavericks picked up their fourth win of the series.

Jaylen Brown and the Celtics were able to close out their series with the Pacers thanks to a 105-102 win. The Celtics were able to close out the series in four games, winning the series 4-0. Boston was able to close out the series on the road.

The Celtics were able to hold the Pacers to 102 points, which was a below-average scoring output for Indiana. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 29 points, and he also added six rebounds. Jayson Tatum also added 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Celtics.

Can Dallas Pull Off a Road Win?

Dallas has won five straight games as the underdog and has an underdog record of 18-20 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 34-16 compared to 25-24 at home.

This season, the Mavericks have an O/U record of 46-53-0. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 229.8 points, and the average O/U line is 230.9 points.

In their last game against the Timberwolves, the teams combined for 227 points, and the O/U line was 209.5. Dallas won the game by a score of 124-103, covering the spread as 4.5-point underdogs.

The Mavericks are currently 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 50-32. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 31-21 and 11-5 in their division. On the road, they are 32-18.

Looking at Luka Doncic’s last five games, he has hit 43.4% of his threes and is averaging 4.6 made threes per game in that stretch. This has led to an average of 32.4 points per game. Over this stretch, Kyrie Irving is averaging 27 points per game on a field goal percentage of 49%. For the season, Irving is averaging 25.6 points and 5.2 assists.

For the season, the Mavericks are 4th in three-point attempts, getting up 39.5 attempts per contest. They have hit 14.6 threes per game, which is also 4th in the league. Dallas is 11th in field goal percentage, at 48%. Overall, they are averaging 117.9 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA.

When it comes to defense, the Dallas Mavericks have been middle of the pack this season, allowing 113.6 points per game (16th). In their last five games, they have been even better, giving up just 105.6 points per game (5th). This season, opposing teams have scored less than their season average in 59.8% of their games against the Mavs.

On the road this season, Dallas is giving up 113.9 points per game (15th). In terms of three-point shooting, opponents have made more threes than their season average in 64.6% of their games vs. the Mavericks.

One area where Dallas has been solid this season is defending inside the arc. They are 10th in two-point shooting percentage allowed (53.8%). In terms of rebounding, the Mavs are 17th in the league at 42.9 boards per game.

Will the Celtics Live Up to Expectations at Home?

The Celtics are currently the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 64-18. Against the East, they are 41-11 and 23-7 against the West. In their last 10 games, they have gone 9-1.

This season, the Celtics have been favored in 92 of their 82 games. They have won 74 of those games straight-up and have a 46-42 record against the spread as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 6.5 points.

Boston’s O/U record for the season is 51-44-1. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 227.3 points and today’s O/U line is 214.5.

In their most recent game, the Celtics beat the Pacers by a score of 105-102. The O/U line for that game was 222.5, giving the Celtics an ATS win. They were favored by 7.5 points.

Looking at Jayson Tatum’s last five games, he is averaging 29.2 points per game on 47.7% shooting. In these games, he pulled down 10.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists. Jaylen Brown has also been playing well of late, averaging 26 points per game in his last five games on a field goal percentage of 51%.

Boston comes into the game as the NBA’s top three-point shooting team, both in terms of three-point shooting percentage and three-pointers made per game. They are averaging 16.5 threes per game. Overall, they are averaging 120.6 points per game, which is the 2nd best mark in the league.

Coming into tonight’s game, the Celtics have been one of the best defensive teams in the league, ranking 3rd in points allowed per game at 108.1. They have been especially tough at home, giving up just 107.4 points per game, which is 4th in the NBA.

One of the things that has made the Celtics’ defense so good is their ability to protect the rim. They are 2nd in the league in blocked shots at 6.6 per game. They are also 1st in defensive rebounds, which has helped them limit second-chance opportunities for opponents.

So far this season, opponents have shot just 45.5% from the field against the Celtics, which is 3rd best in the NBA. They have also done a good job of keeping teams off the free-throw line, ranking 1st in made free-throws allowed per game at 16.6.

Celtics vs. Mavericks Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Jayson Tatum and his points prop of 26.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -120 while the under is at -110. Based on our projections, Jayson Tatum is expected to go 9/19 from the field, resulting in 27 points. We recommend taking the over on his prop bet, which offers a payout of -120.

  • The Prop: Jayson Tatum Over 26.5 Points (-120)

Celtics vs. Mavericks Predictions

The Celtics is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 143-134. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Celtics at -6.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 214.5 and our model has the Mavericks and Celtics finishing with a combined 277 points. Our pick is to take the over.

The Pick: Celtics -6.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook