Boston Sports Odds Roundup: Celtics Face Longshot Odds To Win NBA Championship

by NESN Staff

October 22, 2014

Marcus SmartThe Celtics remain a 200-1 longshot to win the title on the NBA championship futures at the sportsbooks and are at 75-1 to win the Eastern Conference. They have been installed at +3,300 to win the Atlantic Division, with only Philadelphia behind them at +10,000 on that odds list. The Celtics’ win total is set at 27, and the under has moved from -120 to -125. The over changed from even money to -105.

Point guard Rajon Rondo continues to rehab his broken hand, and the latest news has him potentially being ready to go for opening night. Head coach Brad Stevens would not fully commit to it, but that remains an option. In the meantime, rookie Marcus Smart continues to see impressive odds to win Rookie of the Year. He opened at 14-1 at sportsbooks monitored by, and the line dropped to 13-1 last week and to 12-1 this week.

The Boston Bruins improved to 4-4-0 on the young season with a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. The Bruins next host the New York Islanders on Thursday, followed by a trip to Toronto on Saturday and then a home date against the Minnesota Wild next Tuesday.

A line and point total have not yet been set for the Bruins-Islanders matchup, but once it is set it is worth noting that the Bruins have gone under the posted total in seven of their last 10 games, and under in four of their last five games at home according to the OddsShark NHL Database.

The Boston Celtics wrap up their preseason schedule Wednesday when they host the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics are 4-3 in preseason play, and open their regular-season schedule on Oct. 29 when they host the Nets once again.

The Boston College football team looks to rebound from a tough loss to No. 24 Clemson this week. The Eagles covered the 7.5-point spread but could not find the end zone on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter. BC will travel this weekend to face Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are 2-5 overall, and winless in conference play.

BC opened as a 12-point favorite and is hanging around that number at sportsbooks monitored by The point total is set at 40 points.

The Eagles are 5-2 against the spread this season and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against Wake Forest. BC has struggled on the road, however, sitting at 3-2 ATS this season, and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games. The total has gone over in four of BC’s last six games on the road, but it has gone under in four of five when playing Wake Forest.

Photo via Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports

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