NBA betting fans will take caution with the Celtics as while they may be the defending world champions they are also the most popular team in online basketball betting which means they often won’t carry a lot of good value against the NBA betting lines.
To begin the NBA betting season, for example, the Celtics were 8-1 straight up but just 4-5 against the NBA betting odds. This is a clear indicator that the NBA betting odds makers know of the strong public demand for action on Boston, which has caused the price to go above what it should on the NBA betting boards.
Boston also began the NBA betting season with six unders in their first nine games against the NBA betting over under board. In road action to begin the NBA betting season Boston was 3-1 against the NBA betting odds and went under in three out of four games.
Their road record against the NBA betting line is another possible indicator that the Celtics will bring the most value to gamblers when they are on the road. Boston began the NBA betting season ranked 21st on offense while ranking 2nd on defense.
The Celtics were led in scoring to begin the NBA betting season by Paul Pierce, who was averaging 20.4-points per game. Ramón Rondo led in assists with 6.7 per game while Kevin Garnett led in rebounds with 10.2 per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks opened the online basketball betting season with a record of 4-5 straight up but 6-3 against the NBA betting lines, demonstrating excellent value as they are not a “public” team in NBA betting. Milwaukee ranked 24th on the NBA betting defensive charts but 13th on defense.
The Bucks started the season 5-4 over the NBA betting totals. Milwaukee began the NBA betting season led by Michael Redd, who was averaging 21.2-points per game. Andrew Bogut was averaging 10 rebounds per game while Luke Ridnour led the Bucks in assists to start the NBA betting season with an average of 5.4-per game.
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