Boston
Celtics
Stadium TD Garden
43-21 Overall | EASTERN 3rd
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division113.0106.8
Schedule
Regular season
Tue  3/3
vs
Brooklyn
L / OT120-129
Wed  3/4
@
Cleveland
W112-106
Fri  3/6
vs
Utah
L94-99
Sun  3/8
vs
Oklahoma City
L104-105
Tue  3/10
@
Indiana
W114-111
Thu  3/12
@
Milwaukee
POSTPONED
Fri  3/13
vs
Washington
POSTPONED
Sun  3/15
@
Chicago
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
vs
New York
POSTPONED
Fri  3/20
@
Toronto
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 3 teams with 20/1, 4.8% odds to win the championship. Their simulation based win percentage (4.4%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. They are a good bet to win the East at 6/1, 14.3%. Their sim chance is 16.3%. They are projected to win 54 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 49.5. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs, but they do not have a great chance of winning their division (15.5%). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 64 games, their expected win percentage is 61% based on the money line odds. At 43-21 they ahead of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+285 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (37-26-1) for a 840 profit. Their under-over record is 34-30. Based on computer simulations they only have a 43% chance to beat the Bucks in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (AVERAGE): Their true FG% is 56.7% (#14 in League). The team shooting has declined to 53.5% in their last 7 games. They average 112.4 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 111.3. On the road they average 110.7 (109.6 expected), and at home 114.1 ppg (112.9 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 54.8 true FG% (#7 in League). They allow 108 pts per game vs an expected value of 106.8. They are allowing 108.6 (107.6 expected) on the road, and at home 107.3 ppg (106 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They are outrebounding opponents by 1.6 per game (#11 in league). However, the team has recently been outrebounded by 0.4.

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.6 per game (#5 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jayson Tatum who is projected to be the #8 Forward the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
7 Brown, Jaylen SG6-622310/24/19963California
4 Edwards, Carsen PG5-1120003/12/19980Purdue
99 Fall, Tacko C7-531112/10/19950UCF
43 Green, Javonte SG6-420507/23/19930Radford
20 Hayward, Gordon SF6-722503/23/19909Butler
11 Kanter, Enes C6-1025005/20/19928Kentucky
45 Langford, Romeo SG6-421610/25/19990Indiana
37 Ojeleye, Semi PF6-624012/05/19942Duke; Southern Methodist
77 Poirier, Vincent C7-023510/17/19930No College
36 Smart, Marcus PG6-322003/06/19945Oklahoma State
0 Tatum, Jayson PF6-821003/03/19982Duke
27 Theis, Daniel C6-824504/04/19922No College
8 Walker, Kemba PG6-018405/08/19908Connecticut
9 Wanamaker, Brad PG6-321007/25/19891Pittsburgh
51 Waters, Tremont PG5-1017501/10/19980Louisiana State
12 Williams, Grant PF6-623611/30/19980Tennessee
44 Williams, Robert C6-823710/17/19971Texas A&M