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NBA: Long Betting Odds Might Make Backing the Boston Celtics for the Championship a Worthwhile Risk to Take

NBA: Long Betting Odds Might Make Backing the Boston Celtics for the Championship a Worthwhile Risk to Take

Last season didn’t pan out all that well for the Boston Celtics, a 36-36 regular season followed by a less than glorious first round playoff exit to the Phoenix Suns, but there is evidence things could work out better for newly appointed coach Ime Udoka and frankly the odds on the TD Garden side going long in to the postseason are difficult to ignore. the likes of the Brookly Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers sit atop of the NBA title odds, some way ahead of the rest of the pack, at the odds comparison service offered by you can get an astonishing (+5000) and even if you don’t happen to be a Celtics fanatic, that’s too much of a bet to pay no heed to.

Solid, if not spectacular, moves in the offseason saw Al Horford return to Boston after time at the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder and John Richardson has also come in from the Wells Fargo Center.

Then, earlier this week, they pulled off the capture of free agent Dennis Schröder, a move that should offer the Celtics more quality in a key area. The 27-year-old reportedly turned down an $84m four-year deal at the Lakers to accept a one-year move to Boston, and it’s a move that he was clearly ecstatic to announce, stating;

“I’m proud to announce that for the 2021-22 season I’ll be playing with the Boston Celtics!” Schröder stated on social media. “This is one of the best franchises in NBA history and a honour to put on the green and white and do what I love! I’m going out there every night and leaving it all on the floor for the city!! Who’s ready?!”

The move helps the Celtics deal with the loss of Kemba Walker and is definitely a positive move in the right direction.

Last term the Celtics were set at 45.5 but fell well short of that win total and they were most certainly mediocre, but the odds offered are far longer than they ought to be.

It’s been a time of change and reflection for the Celtics and that could stand them in good stead. Danny Ainge retired from his position as general manager and called time on his 18-year association with the team.

That move led to head coach Brad Stevens moving upstairs after completing his eighth season as head coach, during which time he led the team to postseason action on seven occasions, albeit his 38-40 playoff record being something of a cross to bear.

So in came Udoka for his first head coach role, after a well traveled playing career that saw the 44-year-old make the playoffs twice (during his time at San Antonio) and also earned an NBA ring as assistant coach during the Spurs 2014 triumph.

The overall state of the Boston Celtics jigsaw is still a little crooked but there are all the requisite pieces there to give fans cause for cautious optimism for the next campaign.