How To Bet On Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are one of the NBA’s fastest-rising teams, and as such, are becoming increasingly popular in the betting sphere. This makes it all the more important that you understand how good they are, because they’re hot betting property. The first thing you need to know? Their rise is legitimate, even though they don’t have a patented superstar. Isaiah Thomas is an All-Star but seldom gets recognized as the normal run-of-the-mill superstar. [+]

The Celtics’ success-by-committe model works. It doesn’t matter which team they’re playing. During regular season play, they are always a threat to win. To wit: They join the Golden State Warriors as the only teams to rank inside the top 10 of pace, offensive efficency and defensive efficiency. That doesn’t mean they’re as good as the Warriors, but it does mean that they’re one of the league’s most balanced teams. And in today’s NBA, balance wins games.

It also wins the most informed bettors money.

Boston Celtics Next Game

Look at the Celtics’ next opponent as much as you’d like. There’s no such thing as staying too informed. Reminding yourself of which team is in their sights next guides your research. And the more you research, the more likely you are to lay down a winning wager.

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Boston Celtics Regular Season Schedule

Looking at the Celtics’ entire schedule allows you to plan ahead. It’s that simple. It also lets you keep track of their rise. Are they on a winning streak? Have they lost a few in a row? [+]

Momentum is an important part of betting, and while you can’t measure it, you can try to spot its existence, regardless of which direction it’s swinging.

There is no substitue to watching games, of course. But keeping up with the Celtics’ past schedule can help you tackle their future matchups.

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October 2016 (10)
Tue 4 Sixers 92 - 89 Boston Celtics +210 -250 Odds
Thu 6 Boston Celtics 107 - 92 Hornets -189 +165 Odds
Sat 8 Hornets 86 - 104 Boston Celtics +150 -169 Odds
Thu 13 Boston Celtics 100 - 97 Brooklyn Nets -213 +185 Odds
Sat 15 Boston Celtics 119 - 107 New York Knicks -149 +130 Odds
Mon 17 Brooklyn Nets 99 - 120 Boston Celtics +255 -303 Odds
Wed 19 New York Knicks 121 - 96 Boston Celtics +175 -204 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 117 - 122 Boston Celtics
Thu 27 Reg. Boston Celtics 99 - 105 Chicago Bulls
Sat 29 Reg. Boston Celtics 104 - 98 Hornets
November 2016 (15)
Wed 2 Reg. Chicago Bulls 100 - 107 Boston Celtics
Thu 3 Reg. Boston Celtics 122 - 128 Cavaliers +550 -714 Odds
Sun 6 Reg. Denver Nuggets 123 - 107 Boston Celtics +260 -294 Odds
Wed 9 Reg. Boston Celtics 93 - 118 Wizards +105 -120 Odds
Fri 11 Reg. New York Knicks 87 - 115 Boston Celtics +170 -185 Odds
Sat 12 Reg. Boston Celtics 105 - 99 Indiana Pacers -125 +105 Odds
Mon 14 Reg. Boston Celtics 105 - 106 Pelicans -154 +140 Odds
Wed 16 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 83 - 90 Boston Celtics +210 -244 Odds
Fri 18 Reg. Warriors 104 - 88 Boston Celtics -400 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. Boston Celtics 94 - 92 Detroit Pistons +107 -125 Odds
Mon 21 Reg. Boston Celtics 99 - 93 Wolves -125 +110 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. Boston Celtics 111 - 92 Brooklyn Nets -313 +260 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. Spurs 109 - 103 Boston Celtics -149 +145 Odds
Mon 28 Reg. Boston Celtics 112 - 104 Miami Heat Odds
Wed 30 Reg. Detroit Pistons 121 - 114 Boston Celtics +260 -263 Odds
December 2016 (16)
Fri 2 Reg. Sacramento Kings 92 - 97 Boston Celtics +215 -238 Odds
Sat 3 Reg. Boston Celtics 107 - 106 Sixers -526 +445 Odds
Mon 5 Reg. Boston Celtics 106 - 107 Houston Rockets +195 -217 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. Boston Celtics 117 - 87 Orlando Magic -112 +110 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. Toronto Raptors 101 - 94 Boston Celtics +125 -135 Odds
Sun 11 Reg. Boston Celtics 96 - 99 Thunder +145 -154 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. Boston Celtics 101 - 108 Spurs +225 -263 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. Hornets 88 - 96 Boston Celtics +230 -250 Odds
Sun 18 Reg. Boston Celtics 105 - 95 Miami Heat -185 +165 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. Boston Celtics 112 - 109 Grizzlies -125 +120 Odds
Thu 22 Reg. Boston Celtics 109 - 102 Indiana Pacers -120 +105 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. Thunder 117 - 112 Boston Celtics +190 -217 Odds
Sun 25 Reg. Boston Celtics 119 - 114 New York Knicks -130 +115 Odds
Tue 27 Reg. Grizzlies 103 - 113 Boston Celtics +280 -333 Odds
Thu 29 Reg. Boston Celtics 118 - 124 Cavaliers +230 -270 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. Miami Heat 114 - 117 Boston Celtics +420 -526 Odds
January 2017 (14)
Tue 3 Reg. Utah Jazz 104 - 115 Boston Celtics +195 -227 Odds
Fri 6 Reg. Sixers 106 - 110 Boston Celtics +510 -667 Odds
Sat 7 Reg. Pelicans 108 - 117 Boston Celtics +210 -250 Odds
Tue 10 Reg. Boston Celtics 106 - 114 Toronto Raptors +190 -208 Odds
Wed 11 Reg. Wizards 108 - 117 Boston Celtics +190 -213 Odds
Fri 13 Reg. Boston Celtics 103 - 101 Atlanta Hawks +144 -161 Odds
Mon 16 Reg. Hornets 98 - 108 Boston Celtics Odds
Wed 18 Reg. New York Knicks 117 - 106 Boston Celtics +435 -455 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. Blazers 127 - 123 Boston Celtics +285 -333 Odds
Tue 24 Reg. Boston Celtics 108 - 123 Wizards -116 +100 Odds
Wed 25 Reg. Houston Rockets 109 - 120 Boston Celtics -169 +150 Odds
Fri 27 Reg. Orlando Magic 98 - 128 Boston Celtics +280 -313 Odds
Sat 28 Reg. Boston Celtics 112 - 108 Milwaukee Bucks +120 -135 Odds
Mon 30 Reg. Detroit Pistons 109 - 113 Boston Celtics +205 -217 Odds
February 2017 (12)
Wed 1 Reg. Toronto Raptors 104 - 109 Boston Celtics +220 -250 Odds
Fri 3 Reg. L.A. Lakers 107 - 113 Boston Celtics +562 -667 Odds
Sun 5 Reg. L.A. Clippers 102 - 107 Boston Celtics +202 -227 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Boston Celtics 92 - 108 Sacramento Kings -400 +345 Odds
Thu 9 Reg. Boston Celtics 120 - 111 Blazers +140 -154 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Boston Celtics 112 - 104 Utah Jazz +237 -256 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Boston Celtics 111 - 98 Dallas Mavericks -125 +113 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Sixers 108 - 116 Boston Celtics +485 -526 Odds
Thu 16 Reg. Boston Celtics 103 - 104 Chicago Bulls -118 -102 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Boston Celtics 97 - 107 Toronto Raptors +108 -120 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Boston Celtics 104 - 98 Detroit Pistons -125 +115 Odds
Mon 27 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 114 - 98 Boston Celtics
March 2017 (16)
Wed 1 Reg. Cavaliers 99 - 103 Boston Celtics +106 -125 Odds
Fri 3 Reg. Boston Celtics 115 - 95 L.A. Lakers -313 +270 Odds
Sun 5 Reg. Boston Celtics 106 - 109 Phoenix Suns -179 +165 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Boston Celtics 102 - 116 L.A. Clippers +290 -313 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Boston Celtics 99 - 86 Warriors +290 -345 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Boston Celtics 99 - 119 Denver Nuggets -130 +120 Odds
Sun 12 Reg. Chicago Bulls 80 - 100 Boston Celtics +265 -313 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Wolves 104 - 117 Boston Celtics +205 -227 Odds
Fri 17 Reg. Boston Celtics 98 - 95 Brooklyn Nets -385 +325 Odds
Sun 19 Reg. Boston Celtics 99 - 105 Sixers -204 +176 Odds
Mon 20 Reg. Wizards 102 - 110 Boston Celtics +160 -175 Odds
Wed 22 Reg. Indiana Pacers 100 - 109 Boston Celtics +235 -278 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Phoenix Suns 120 - 130 Boston Celtics +1375 -3333 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Miami Heat 108 - 112 Boston Celtics +218 -244 Odds
Wed 29 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 103 - 100 Boston Celtics +265 -303 Odds
Fri 31 Reg. Orlando Magic 116 - 117 Boston Celtics +588 -769 Odds
April 2017 (13)
Sun 2 Reg. Boston Celtics 110 - 94 New York Knicks -345 +317 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. Cavaliers 114 - 91 Boston Celtics +160 -175 Odds
Thu 6 Reg. Boston Celtics 116 - 123 Atlanta Hawks -112 +100 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. Boston Celtics 121 - 114 Hornets +102 -115 Odds
Mon 10 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 105 - 114 Boston Celtics +520 -667 Odds
Wed 12 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 94 - 112 Boston Celtics +875 -1250 Odds
Sun 16 Poff Chicago Bulls 106 - 102 Boston Celtics +275 -294 Odds
Tue 18 Poff Chicago Bulls 111 - 97 Boston Celtics +275 -333 Odds
Fri 21 Poff Boston Celtics 104 - 87 Chicago Bulls -135 +124 Odds
Sun 23 Poff Boston Celtics 104 - 95 Chicago Bulls -120 +110 Odds
Wed 26 Poff Chicago Bulls 97 - 108 Boston Celtics +325 -385 Odds
Fri 28 Poff Boston Celtics 105 - 83 Chicago Bulls -149 +135 Odds
Sun 30 Poff Wizards 111 - 123 Boston Celtics +163 -175 Odds
May 2017 (11)
Tue 2 Poff Wizards 119 - 129 Boston Celtics +180 -200 Odds
Thu 4 Poff Boston Celtics 89 - 116 Wizards +215 -217 Odds
Sun 7 Poff Boston Celtics 102 - 121 Wizards +170 -179 Odds
Wed 10 Poff Wizards 101 - 123 Boston Celtics +170 -164 Odds
Fri 12 Poff Boston Celtics 91 - 92 Wizards +195 -213 Odds
Mon 15 Poff Wizards 105 - 115 Boston Celtics +200 -204 Odds
Wed 17 Poff Cavaliers 117 - 104 Boston Celtics -185 +165 Odds
Fri 19 Poff Cavaliers 130 - 86 Boston Celtics -227 +1284 Odds
Sun 21 Poff Boston Celtics 111 - 108 Cavaliers +1800 -3333 Odds
Tue 23 Poff Boston Celtics 99 - 112 Cavaliers +1253 -2000 Odds
Thu 25 Poff Cavaliers 135 - 102 Boston Celtics -556 +445 Odds

Boston Celtics Standings

Never, ever neglect to look at where the Celtics stand in the East. The Eastern Conference is clunky, with a bunch of teams jostling for the same few middling positions. [+]

Shrewd bettors are always on the lookout for contingents that are pulling away from the pack. The Cleveland Cavaliers typically own this discussion, but there are always one or two or three other outfits that meander into the East’s uber-exclusive upper echelon.

Right now, the Celtics are one of those teams. And knowing this, you can understand why they should be the favorites against most of their opponents. No rival team should be deemed to scary on any given night in the regular season, not even the Cavaliers themselves.

But the Celtics, prior to the All-Star break, also vacillated up-and-down the Eastern Conference ladder. See where we’re going with this? Even good teams’ stocks rise and fall regularly. Returning to view the standings guarantees you’ll stay in the know—and knowledge is, in the betting world, the ultimate power!

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# team P W L + - %
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 53 29 8857 8641 0.646
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 51 31 8762 8417 0.622
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 31 51 8556 8857 0.378
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 28 54 8400 8867 0.341
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 20 62 8673 9225 0.244
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 53 29 8857 8641 0.646
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 51 31 8762 8417 0.622
3 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 51 31 9048 8787 0.622
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 49 33 8953 8805 0.598
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 43 39 8459 8529 0.524
6 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 42 40 8497 8512 0.512
7 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 42 40 8618 8636 0.512
8 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 41 41 8460 8373 0.500
9 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 41 41 8435 8400 0.500
10 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 37 45 8309 8401 0.451
11 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8601 8585 0.439
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 31 51 8556 8857 0.378
13 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 29 53 8288 8827 0.354
14 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 28 54 8400 8867 0.341
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 20 62 8673 9225 0.244
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 67 15 9503 8549 0.817
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 61 21 8637 8047 0.744
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 55 27 9458 8985 0.671
4 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 51 31 8911 8559 0.622
5 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 51 31 8258 7935 0.622
6 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 47 35 8741 8679 0.573
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 43 39 8239 8199 0.524
8 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 41 41 8851 8894 0.500
9 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 40 42 9161 9119 0.488
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 34 48 8556 8728 0.415
11 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8029 8269 0.402
12 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 32 50 8430 8748 0.390
13 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 31 51 8657 8748 0.378
14 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 26 56 8575 9139 0.317
15 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 24 58 8831 9293 0.293
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 61 21 8637 8047 0.744
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 55 27 9458 8985 0.671
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 43 39 8239 8199 0.524
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 34 48 8556 8728 0.415
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8029 8269 0.402
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 51 31 8258 7935 0.622
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 47 35 8741 8679 0.573
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 41 41 8851 8894 0.500
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 40 42 9161 9119 0.488
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 31 51 8657 8748 0.378
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 51 31 9048 8787 0.622
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 42 40 8497 8512 0.512
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 42 40 8618 8636 0.512
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 41 41 8435 8400 0.500
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 37 45 8309 8401 0.451
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 49 33 8953 8805 0.598
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 43 39 8459 8529 0.524
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 41 41 8460 8373 0.500
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8601 8585 0.439
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 29 53 8288 8827 0.354
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 67 15 9503 8549 0.817
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 51 31 8911 8559 0.622
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 32 50 8430 8748 0.390
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 26 56 8575 9139 0.317
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 24 58 8831 9293 0.293

Celtics Aren’t Going Anywhere

Do yourself a favor and resist the urge to view the Celtics as a one-hit wonder. They are not the 2013-14 Phoenix Suns, nor are they the 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks. They are for real. And they aren’t going anywhere.

Head coach Brad Stevens is a genius, and team president Danny Ainge is chasing down the right players. The Celtics are built around rangy wings like Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Evan Turner and stretchy bigs like Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger. And then they have a pair of specialists at point guard: Thomas for offense, and Marcus Smart for defense.

This is already a scary team, one that’s young enough to grow from within, thus making the Celtics scarier, and one that will appeal to free agents.

Which brings us to our next point: free agency. The Celtics are going to have cap space in each of the next two summers, so they are going to improve the roster. They could land a star or two or just a bunch of high impact players. Ainge still has enough assets to pull off a blockbuster trade or two as well, so they’ll improve through that avenue. And finally, the Celtics own a ton of first-round picks, including the Brooklyn Nets’ in 2016, 2017 (right to swap) and 2018. So they are going to improve from every angle imaginable.

Keep this at the forefront of your mind when placing future bets. Offseason win predictions are probably conservative, so give special consideration to the over. And if you’re looking for fringe conference and championship contenders on which to place money, either before or during the season, the Celtics are solid investments in that area, too.