Boston Celtics Betting Preview
Last year, the Boston Celtics were one of the elite teams in the NBA, making it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight season. But this time, they fell short in the conference finals, losing to the Miami Heat. This season, the Celtics will look different than they did a year ago, and it is unclear whether the changes they have made will result in enough improvement to win their first championship in the Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown era.
2023-24 Boston Celtics Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
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Stats and Standings
|Points Per Game||117.9||111.8|
|Points Allowed Per Game||111.4||104.5|
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Key Additions: Kristaps Porzingis, Jrue Holiday
Key Departures: Malcolm Brogdon, Robert Williams III, Marcus Smart, Grant Williams
This offseason, the Celtics made several moves that they will hope can push them over the top in the Eastern Conference this season. But there are questions about the depth of this Celtics team after all of their maneuvering. Boston’s starting lineup is going to be very good, but their reserves consist of Al Horford and a group of less than stellar players like Peyton Pritchard and Oshae Brissett, which could cost them against deeper teams in the playoffs.
Positives & Negatives
The biggest positive for the Boston Celtics is going to be their starting unit, which should be excellent both in the regular season and the postseason. Jayson Tatum is one of the best players in the league, while Jrue Holiday should replace the defense of Marcus Smart while being a better offensive player.
But the frontcourt of this team is going to be shaky, especially if Kristaps Porzingis gets injured. Having the aged Al Horford and Luke Kornet as the team’s backup bigs could present problems if Porzingis’ injury issues flare up yet again. That, combined with a lack of bench depth, could be a real issue for this team down the stretch.
2023-24 Boston Celtics Win Total Prediction: Under 55.5 Wins
With several teams in the Atlantic division taking a step back this season, the Boston Celtics should still be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. But we like this team to go under their season win total of 55.5 games. Their lack of depth will afford them very little room for error when it comes to injuries or rest for their starters, and this team should be closer to 50 wins when the regular season reaches its conclusion.