Boston Celtics: Over or Under 42.5 Wins?


As one of the surprise teams in the NBA, the Boston Celtics finished last season with a record of 40-42, which was good enough for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Head coach Brad Stevens did a great job of mixing and matching his line-up, and putting the players in a great position to succeed. The Celtics did not have a star player on their roster, but they did manage to compete on a nightly basis.

This Celtics did a nice job of supplementing an already deep roster this off season, and are now loaded with potential impact talent all over the place. David Lee and Amir Johnson were both brought in to help the Celtics in the front court, where they had issues last season.

Lee gives the Celtics a great post scorer, which is something they desperately lacked last season. Johnson is a big and bruising player who is not afraid to do the dirty work. His defensive presence is going to be felt when he is on the court.

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A full season of sixth man extraordinaire Isaiah Thomas and defensive stopper Jae Crowder will also help the Celtics’ chances this season. Not to mention, Marcus Smart seems ready to take a big step in his second season. If Smart can become a strong primary ball handler and can score the ball on his own, he can be the guy to lead this team.

The Celtics have a strong and deep roster, and play in an even weaker Eastern Conference. They may be offensively challenged at times, but this is a team that will play defense as well as anyone, and does it on a consistent basis.

The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has the Celtics down for 42.5 wins. To me, that seems a little light. This is an improved team from last season, and I expect them to make more than a two win improvement. It is an easy choice for the over here in my eyes.

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