In 2021, the Boston Celtics made a significant loss on the court. They posted a disappointing record of.500 in the regular season and then lost against the Brooklyn Nets in their Eastern Conference playoffs.
Bookmakers are still not convinced that the team is capable of contending next year despite a change in the head coach (Brad Stevens), and the front office (Brad Stevens).
BetOnline says the Celtics are +3300 for the 2021-22 NBA title. This puts them in a tie with the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Portland Trail Blazers for 12th place in the league’s best title odds.
Boston Celtics Point Spreads
The point spread bet is one of the most popular bets offered by sportsbooks on NBA games. Point spread bets simply wager on the margin for victory in a particular game.
Here’s an example of a possible Celtics game at TD Garden.
New York Knicks (+7.5).
Boston Celtics (-7.5).
The minus sign (-), indicates that the Celtics are the favourite, while the visiting Knicks are the underdog. To bet against the spread on the Celtics winning, they must win by at least eight points against the Knicks. Knicks punters would cash their tickets if the Celtics win is seven or less points.
Boston Celtics Moneylines
Betting on the spread is not your style of bet, but betting on the moneyline can be a good option. This bet will give you an up-or-down “who’ll win?” type bet. Similar to a spread betting, the favorite is marked with a (-) and underdog with a (+_ ). Let’s continue with the example above. The Celtics are favored at home by -7.5 against the Knicks.
In this example, the moneylines would be:
New York Knicks +265
Boston Celtics -350
The odds are represented by the numbers following the +/- sign. The odds of the favorite are expressed in American format. They represent the amount you would need to wager to win $100. In this instance, it is $350 for a bet on the Celtics. The odds for the underdog are the amount of money you would win from a $100 wager — $265 if the Knicks win.
Boston Celtics Over/Under
Moneylines and point spreads bets bets on the outcome of a game. Over/under or total bets bets on how many points will be scored by both teams, regardless of whether they win or lose.
Let’s take our Knicks-Celtics example game and multiply it by 220. If the teams score 221 or more points, the over would win, while the under would win if they scored 219 points or less. If the total score is exactly 220, the bet will be declared a push and you’ll get your initial wager back.
Boston Celtics Props
Prop bets can be a great way for beginners to get started in betting if you don’t want to wager on the exact outcome of the game. Prop bets are as diverse as the over/under for individual player performances (e.g Jayson Tatum under/under 33.5 points) or as niche as “who will score first bucket?”
The NBA futures bets can be explained by their name: These are bets on events beyond the next game. In 2021-22, the Celtics’ futures include whether or not they will make the playoffs, win the Atlantic Division, win the NBA Championship and many other things.Last Updated on October 2, 2021