Boston Celtics Odds
It’s no secret that sports fans in Massachusetts love their Boston Celtics. The recent legalization of sports betting in Massachusetts brings some added excitement to the 2022-23 NBA season. Massachusetts retail betting has begun, and Celtics fans can now place in-person sports bets at MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor, and Plainridge Park Casino. In addition to Celtics games, basketball fans in the state can bet on all NBA games in general this season. Bets can also be placed on the NBA playoffs and NBA Finals.
MA mobile betting apps could launch in late February or early March. At full capacity, the Massachusetts sports betting scene is going to give sports fans in the state plenty of options when it comes to placing their wagers. When the mobile betting industry finally launches, MA residents can look forward to placing bets with the biggest players in the online betting world from the comfort of their own homes.
Celtics Upcoming Schedule:
- Wednesday 2/1: vs Nets
- Friday 2/3: vs Suns
- Monday 2/6 @ Pistons
- Wednesday 2/8: vs 76ers
- Friday 2/10: vs Hornets
- Sunday 2/12: vs Grizzlies
- Tuesday 2/14: @ Bucks
- Wednesday 2/15: vs Pistons
- Thursday 2/23: @ Pacers
- Saturday 2/26: @ 76ers
- Monday 2/27: @ Knicks
Celtics NBA Finals Odds
At the start of the 2022-23 NBA season, the Celtics were the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals at most sportsbooks. Specifically, Boston was +600 to go all the way on DraftKings Sportsbook.
The NBA season is now into January, and Boston’s Finals odds have changed. Now, the Celtics are +370 to win it all on DraftKings. The Celtics are followed closely by the Nets (+600), Bucks (+800), Nuggets (+800), Clippers (+900), and Warriors (+1000).
Keep in mind that these odds are sure to fluctuate throughout the course of the 82-game regular season.
Celtics Player Props
In addition to team futures bets, NBA fans can also bet on individual player props. The Celtics have several players in the running for season-long awards with decent odds. During the preseason, players like Jayson Tatum (+1400) and Jaylen Brown (+14000) were top candidates for league MVP, while Malcolm Brogdon (+1100) was a top candidate for 6th Man of the Year.
Much like team futures odds, these odds are subject to change throughout the season. In addition to player awards, bettors can place player prop bets on individual NBA games. Common wagers include over/under on points, assists, and rebounds.
Boston Celtics Betting Apps In Massachusetts
Once legal online betting arrives in Massachusetts, the Bay State is expected to welcome some of the top names in the sports betting industry. These mobile sportsbook apps could be some of the best options for betting on the Boston Celtics. Simply download the sports betting app of your choice and enjoy the power of a portable online betting site in your hand. Expected sportsbooks include:
DraftKings Sportsbook is a big player in daily fantasy sports (DFS) and is a licensed and regulated sportsbook. DraftKings is already live in over a dozen states, and is expected to be among the first sportsbooks to launch in Massachusetts. Customers like the mobile app for its friendly interface, competitive odds, and excellent customer support.
When it comes to betting on NBA games, users can bet on the spread, moneyline, and total. In addition, DraftKings offers odds on player prop specials, game prop specials, and over/unders for specific players on points, assists, rebounds, and threes.
FanDuel Sportsbook is another recognizable name in daily fantasy sports and boasts the most registered users in the United States. On the mobile app, you’ll find fantastic bonuses and state-specific promotions throughout the year on the FanDuel Sportsbook app in Massachusetts.
FanDuel is also well-known for offering tremendous odds on underdogs. If you ever find the Celtics as underdogs, consider looking to FanDuel for the best odds.
The BetMGM Massachusetts Sportsbook app offers a user-friendly interface for its wide range of betting options. BetMGM boasts one of the largest brands in sports betting, and we expect the platform to be one of the first to launch in the Bay State.
BetMGM is a great platform to use when looking to the NBA futures market, as it features very competitive odds. BetMGM MA Sportsbook is also expected to feature regular promos, such as odds boosts, risk-free bets, and parlay insurance.
Caesars Sportsbook is another powerful brand in the sports betting scene. Thanks to its excellent bonuses and ease of use, the Caesars Massachusetts Sportsbook app has quickly become a more popular online gambling option.
The app can be a bit slow at times, but don’t let that scare you away. Caesars Sportsbook is one of the best in the business, and features one of the best rewards programs out there, Caesars Rewards.
Popular Bets For Celtics Games
There are a huge number of options available when it comes to betting on NBA games. No matter what NBA bet you are looking for, odds are you will find it on most or all Massachusetts sportsbooks. That being said, there are a few standard wagers that every Celtics bettor should know.
- Celtics moneyline: If you bet on the Celtics to win and they do, you win your bet. Simple as that. There is no winning margin involved, and the betting odds will sway depending on how heavily the presumed victor is favored. These bets include overtime as well.
- Celtics point spread: When it comes to the spread, the Celtics will either be favored by a certain amount of points (prefaced by a minus-sign), or an underdog by a certain amount of points (prefaced with a plus-sign). For instance, if you bet on the Celtics -4.5, you would need them to win the game by five or more points. If you bet on them +4.5, you would need them to either win the game outright, or lose by four points or less. Point spread wagers are typically listed at -110 odds on either side.
- Celtics total: This is simply betting on the combined total number of points scored by the end of the game by both teams. It’s also known as an over/under bet. You can bet the final score to go over or stay under the listed total.
Celtics Props And Futures Bets
Sportsbooks will often include futures bets for individual NBA teams. These are bets that you can place many months in advance, and play out over the course of the entire regular season (and/or playoffs). The most popular NBA futures bets involve betting on who you think will win the NBA Finals, Eastern and Western Conferences, and each division.
Most sportsbooks will also offer prop bets for NBA games. A prop bet is like a bet within a bet. There are many game props and player props available on most sports betting platforms. They can range from predicting how many points a player will score, to predicting how many points a team will score.
Celtics Live Betting Odds
Another neat thing about online sports betting is that you have the option to bet as the action unfolds. This is known as live betting. So if you don’t place your bet before tip-off, there is no need to worry!
If you sense a momentum shift during the game, you can place a bet while the odds are in your favor. These types of odds will change by the second, so you’ll want to be quick with your trigger finger.
For example, the odds for the Celtics to win might have been +100 before the game started. But if they fell behind 8-0 early, the odds could shift. With the team down 8-0, the live odds could be something like +250. If you still feel the Celtics will win, this is an excellent time to place your bet and bet the inflated Celtics odds. You can make the same type of bet on the total.
Odds Can Vary Between Sportsbooks
In Vegas, the different sportsbooks tend not to stray too far from one another. But in the online world, there can be a dramatic difference between sportsbooks, depending on the different partnerships they have with odds-making companies.
NBA odds are vastly different from sportsbook to sportsbook. Because of this, consider downloading multiple sportsbook apps once mobile betting becomes available in Massachusetts. This way, you’ll be able to shop around for the best odds.
For example, the consider a game in which the Celtics are playing the 76ers. DraftKings could have the Celtics listed as 3.5-point favorites at -110 odds, while FanDuel could have the Celtics favored by 5 points at -115 odds. As you can see, there can be quite a bit of disparity. It benefits you to look around at different sportsbooks to find the best value.
Boston Celtics Home Games
The Celtics play their home games at TD Garden. They share the arena with the Boston Bruins of the NHL, and the venue sees more than 3.5 million visitors per year for different events. Here are some quick facts about the storied stadium.
- Total Size: 755,000 square feet
- Seating capacity: Basketball – 19,156, Hockey – 17,850
- Executive suites: 90
- Club seats: 1,100
- Cost: $160 million
- Height: Ten stories and 162 feet high
- Elevators: 7
- Escalators: 13
- Concessions: 47 concession stands
Before TD Garden, the Celtics played in the famed Boston Garden. This arena is where Walter Brown first installed the Celtics’ infamous parquet court. Like so many other unique creations, the Boston floor pattern was built out of necessity. A World War II supply shortage forced the builders to use scraps of wood rather than the long planks of a traditional basketball court.
Celtics Play-By-Play Radio
98.5 The Sports Hub is the home of the Boston Celtics’ play-by-play radio.
Host Sean Grande has been the voice of the Celtics for almost 20 years and has a reputation for being one of the country’s top play-callers. Grande has ample experience calling basketball, hockey, baseball, football, soccer and tennis.
Then, color commentator Cedric Maxwell has been an analyst for the Celtics for more than 20 years. He has won a championship as a player with the Celtics and as a broadcaster. Maxwell was a first-round pick in 1977 for the Celtics and has been an integral part of the organization ever since.
Celtics Franchise Scoring Leaders
With such a long and storied history, the Celtics have had many outstanding players don the green and white. Here is a list of the top scorers in franchise history.
- John Havlicek – 26,395
- Paul Pierce – 24,021
- Larry Bird – 21,791
- Robert Parish – 18,245
- Kevin McHale – 17,335
- Bob Cousy – 16,955
- Sam Jones – 15,411
- Bill Russell – 14,522
- Dave Cowens – 13,192
- Jojo White – 13,188
Celtics Logo And Mascot
The Boston Celtics’ logo is a winking leprechaun. Designed in the 1950s by legendary coach Red Auerbach‘s brother, Lucky the Leprechaun is now synonymous with Boston. The athletic leprechaun entertains fans with enthusiasm, daring stunts and acrobatic slam dunks.
Who Owns The Celtics?
The Boston Basketball Partners LLC has owned the Celtics since 2002. Here is a list of all the owners in franchise history.
- 2002 – present: Boston Basketball Partners
- 1993 – 2002: Paul Gaston
- 1983 – 1993: Don Gaston, Alan N. Cohen, Paul Dupee
- 1979 – 1983: Harry T. Mangurian, Jr.
- 1978 – 1979: John Y. Brown, Jr. and Harry T. Mangurian, Jr.
- 1975 – 1978: Irv Levin and Harold Lipton
- 1975: Robert Schmertz/Leisure Technology, Irv Levin, and Harold Lipton
- 1972 – 1975: Robert Schmertz/Leisure Technology
- 1972 – 1972: Irv Levin and Harold Lipton
- 1971 – 1972: Ballantine Brewery
- 1969 – 1971: Trans-National Communications
- 1968 – 1969: Ballantine Brewery
- 1965 – 1968: Marvin Kratter/Knickerbocker Brewing Company
- 1964 – 1965: Lou Pieri and Marjorie Brown
- 1950 – 1964: Walter A. Brown/Lou Pieri
- 1946 – 1950: Boston Garden-Arena Corporation
Celtics Fast Facts By The Numbers
- Founded: 1946
- Arena: TD Garden
- Conference: Eastern
- Division: Atlantic
- City: Boston, Massachusetts
- Team Colors: Green, gold, black, brown, white
- Championships: 17
- Conference titles: 9
- Division titles: 31
- Retired numbers: 23
- Biggest rival: Los Angeles Lakers
11 Interesting Boston Celtics Facts
- The Celtics are the most successful franchise in NBA history with 17 titles (tied with the Lakers).
- Boston won its first championship in 1957.
- The Celtics and the Knicks are the only teams in the NBA that haven’t changed locations.
- Boston drafted the first African American player in the NBA—Chuck Cooper.
- The Celtics won eight consecutive championships beginning in 1959.
- The Celtics have had 16 different owners.
- Red Auerbach was a coach and executive with the Celtics from 1950 to 2006.
- Boston has had four arenas: TD Garden, Boston Arena, Boston Garden and Hartford Civic Center.
- The Celtics have played the Lakers in the Finals a record 12 times.
- The name of Boston’s mascot is Lucky the Leprechaun.
- Two Celtics made our list of the 7 Worst Sports Contracts in Massachusetts History.