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Boston Celtics NBA Team Preview – 2020 Restart Betting Analysis

2020 Boston Celtics NBA Team Preview

With a total of 17 world championships, the Boston Celtics are the standard of the NBA.  Extending their brand and image are the iconic green and white uniforms and home parquet floor.  Boston has an incredibly rich history with some of the game’s biggest all-time names.  Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Larry Bird, and Jo Jo White are among their greatest players.  Legendary coaches Tom Heinsohn and Red Auerbach add to the mystique.  Consider that Boston has a total of 35 Hall of Fame inductees.

However, the Celtics last won the NBA title in 2008.  That was their only championship since 1986.  Today’s NBA betting factors bring greater parity with a multitude of good teams.  Head coach Brad Stevens has led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference finals twice.  He stands a realistic chance to do it again when the NBA restarts the season.

 2020 Boston Celtics Odds to Win

Odds to win NBA Championship:  +1350

Odds to win Eastern Conference:  +650

Record at Time of COVID-19 Suspension:  43-21 straight up, 38-23-3 against the spread, 30-34 under the total

Metric Rankings:  11th for scoring offense, 18th for field goal percentage, 13th for three-point field goal percentage, fourth for free throw percentage, ninth for offensive rebounds, second for points allowed, fourth for field goal percentage allowed, third for three-point percentage allowed, 11th for defensive rebounds

Standing:  3rd place in Eastern Conference, 9.5 games out of first place

 2020 NBA Restart Schedule

 Friday, July 31, 6:20 p.m. ET, ESPN:  Milwaukee Bucks

Sunday, August 2, 3:20 p.m. ET, ABC:  Portland Trail Blazers

Tuesday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT:  Miami Heat

Wednesday, August 5, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN:  Brooklyn Nets

Friday, August 7, 9 p.m. ET, TNT:  Toronto Raptors

Sunday, August 9, 5 p.m. ET:  Orlando Magic

Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT:  Memphis Grizzlies

Thursday, August 13, TBD:  Washington Wizards

2019-20 Season Review

Last year the Celtics season ended with star player Kyrie Irving benching himself.  Boston was hopelessly behind Milwaukee in a playoff elimination game.  Irving quit on the team early rather than try and fight out of it.  As a result, he and the Celtics parted ways last summer.  And it was the best thing that could have happened to the team.  To illuminate the Celtics brand of basketball that took them to the 2017 and 2018 Eastern Conference Finals is back.  Irving brought an element of a star system that was incompatible with Online wagering success.

Accordingly, this season Boston has gotten back to the basics.  Defense first is the emphasis of the team.  Defensively the Celtics are one of the best units in the Association.  Account of this bizarre COVID-19 restart season that may prove to be a distinct advantage.  Boston comes to play hard every game.  Correlate their consistent success and betting value.  Defense and hustle are the two best weapons in preventing slumps.

Head Coach Brad Stevens

To begin with, when 36-year-old Brad Stevens was hired by Boston straight out of the college ranks many observers scoffed.  It was seen as too big of a leap.  Further, a lot of experts thought that Stevens would be fed to sharks.  NBA players are notorious for their egos.  But Stevens has turned the Celtics into a consistent winner with the NBA odds.  He has four straight seasons of at least a .585-win percentage.  Stevens has led the Celtics to five consecutive playoff berths.

Key Boston Celtics Players

Power forward Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics with 23.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.  Tatum was a 2020 NBA All-Star.  In the same way, has point guard Kemba Walker has 21.2 points and 4.9 assists per game.  Walker has made the All-Star Game the past four consecutive years.

Boston Celtics Restart Betting Outlook

From this point, Boston could prove to be one of the best values on the board.  They have been among the most profitable teams in the Association this year.  Commencing with their defense and work ethic is potential profit-taking.

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