Boston
Celtics
Stadium TD Garden
9-1 Overall | EASTERN 1st
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division116.1106.9
    Schedule
    Regular season
    Fri  11/1
    vs
    New York
    W104-102
    Tue  11/5
    @
    Cleveland
    W119-113
    Thu  11/7
    @
    Charlotte
    W108-87
    Sat  11/9
    @
    San Antonio
    W135-115
    Mon  11/11
    vs
    Dallas
    W116-106
    Wed  11/13
    vs
    Washington
    W140-133
    Fri  11/15
    @
    Golden State
    ESPN10:30pm
    Sun  11/17
    @
    Sacramento
    3:30pm
    Mon  11/18
    @
    Phoenix
    9:00pm
    Wed  11/20
    @
    Los Angeles
    ESPN10:00pm
    Team Outlook and Scouting Report

    SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

    Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford their projected win total dropped significantly from 51 down to 44. With Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter and improved chemistry they are back up to a 48 win projection. Their odds to win it all are 25/1, 3.8% (#9). They are a good bet to win the championship (5.8 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the East at 15/2, 11.8%. Their sim chance is 14.3%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 49.5 games. The Celtics are averaging 48.8 wins per sim. At -1400 the Celtics are a good value to make the playoffs with a 98.7% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 9/2, 18.2%. They win the division in 24.4% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the East.

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    REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

    Their 49-33 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 64%. They were not good against the spread going 38-42-2 (-820 loss). They went over 47 times and came in under 35 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 38% chance to beat the 76ers 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 (STRENGTH): This is an above average shooting team with a true FG% of 56.6% (#10 in League). 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 54.9 true FG% (#6 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 (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 1.1 per game (#20 in league).

    TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.7 per game (#5 in league).

    TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

    The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Kemba Walker who is projected to be the #10 Guard. 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 C7-531112/10/19950Central Florida
    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 PF6-824504/04/19922No 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