Since Brad Stevens was appointed as the new President of Basketball Operations for the Celtics at the start of this offseason, plenty of changes has been made to the roster and coaching staff. With Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, Semi Ojeleye, Carsen Edwards, Tristian Thompson, Tacko Fall, and Tremont Waters all gone, plenty of new and some familiar faces have arrived.
The additions of Dennis Schroder, Al Horford, Josh Richardson, Enes Kanter, and Juancho Hernangomez should be enough to give Boston a fresh start. It is well-known that the depth the Celtics added to their roster will help them become a more improved defensive team, on top of what was already one of the top defensive teams in the league, but can they stay healthy? That is the real question.
According to the updated over/under win total number on betting sites, the Celtics over/under is at 47.5 wins.
Over 47.5 Wins: -130 Odds
Under 47.5 Wins: +110 Odds
So, according to these odds, the Celtics are slight favorites to reach over 47.5 wins this upcoming season.
The Celtics have won at least 48 games (and have made it to the Eastern Confrence Finals to boot) in three out of the last five seasons. That’s despite the fact that the past two seasons were only 72 games long. To say the Celtics are not capable of getting 48 wins or more is absurd, especially with this team that Brad Stevens built this offseason.
The Celtics’ past struggles do not reflect who they are and who they will be this 2021-22 season. With a new voice in the locker room in Ime Udoka, both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum improving, and the talent surrounding them, this team is rejuvenated and looking to get back to the NBA Finals and raise their 18th banner.
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