Updated Celtics vs Mavericks NBA Finals Series, MVP Odds

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Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Pictured: Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics were heavy favorites heading into Game 1 to win the NBA title. They were -225 to win the series while the Dallas Mavericks were +188.

Those odds changed in a major way after Boston blew the Mavericks out of the water in a 107-89 win. The Celtics are now -420 while the Mavericks are +330. History is certainly on Boston’s side. The team that wins Game 1 of the NBA Finals ends up winning the series 70% of the time.

The Celtics entered Game 1 as 6.5-point favorites, but few saw Kristaps Porziņģis being the most impactful player on the court. As a result, the MVP market saw a major shakeup following his 20-point, six-rebound and three-block performance. Porziņģis was +5000 to win MVP after a 38-day layoff with a calf strain. However, he’s now +550.

Jayson Tatum remains the favorite, but his odds dipped from -125 to +105. Tatum had a solid showing Thursday night, finishing with 16 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown went from +700 to +280 and now has the second-best odds after scoring a team-high 22 points with six boards, three steals, three blocks and a pair of assists.

As for Dallas’ players, Luka Dončić went from +210 to +350 after recording 30 points and 10 rebounds but only one assist in Game 1. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving’s odds tanked, going from +1800 to +3600. Irving struggled Thursday night, scoring just 12 points with three rebounds and two assists.

2024 NBA Finals MVP Odds

Odds via FanDuel as of June 6.

Jayson Tatum+105
Jaylen Brown+280
Luka Dončić+350
Kristaps Porziņģis+550
Kyrie Irving+3600
Derrick White+8500
Jrue Holiday+14000
Al Horford+31000

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