Boston
Celtics
Stadium TD Garden
49-33 Overall | EASTERN 4th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division112.4108.0
Schedule
Postseason
Fri  5/3
vs
Milwaukee
L116-123
Mon  5/6
vs
Milwaukee
L101-113
Wed  5/8
@
Milwaukee
L91-116
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

PLAYOFF FORECAST

Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford their projected win total dropped significantly from 51. They have a 30.6% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have an 8.4% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the East is 2.2%. While not mathematically eliminated they are winning the championship in under 0.1% of simulations.

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

The regular season went worse than expected. They won 49 games vs an expected win total of 52.1. They didn't meet expectations on the road and at home. They went 21-20 on the road and were expected to win 23.1. Their 68.3% home win percentage was worse than expected (70.9%).

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STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): This is an above average shooting team with a true FG% of 56.4% (#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): This is an elite defensive team holding opponents to 54.8 true FG% (#5 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 per game (#21 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.7 per game (#5 in league). Worst in their past 7 games with a turnover margin of -2.3.

TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG

Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Celtics in all of their games would be down -158 units. Against the spread, they have lost -820 units risking 110 to win 100 (38-42 ATS). They are down against the spread at home and on the road.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
46 Baynes, Aron C6-1026012/09/19866Washington State
7 Brown, Jaylen SG6-722010/24/19962California
50 Dozier, PJ PG6-620510/25/19961South Carolina
3 Gibson, Jonathan PG6-218511/08/19872New Mexico State
20 Hayward, Gordon SF6-822503/23/19908Butler
42 Horford, Al C6-1024506/03/198611Florida
28 Hunter, R.J. SG6-518510/24/19933Georgia State
11 Irving, Kyrie PG6-319303/23/19927Duke
0 Langford, Romeo G6-621510/25/19990No College
13 Morris, Marcus PF6-923509/02/19897Kansas
37 Ojeleye, Semi PF6-724112/05/19941Duke; Southern Methodist
12 Rozier, Terry PG6-119003/17/19943Louisville
36 Smart, Marcus PG6-422003/06/19944Oklahoma State
0 Tatum, Jayson SF6-820803/03/19981Duke
27 Theis, Daniel PF6-824304/04/19921No College
0 Thybulle, Matisse F6-52000No College
9 Wanamaker, Brad PG6-421007/25/19890Pittsburgh
0 Waters, Tremont G5-1117201/10/19980No College
0 Williams, Grant F6-724011/30/19980No College
44 Williams, Robert C6-1024010/17/19970Texas A&M
30 Yabusele, Guerschon PF6-826012/17/19951No College