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As the most successful franchise in the history of the National Basketball Association, the Boston Celtics and their games draw in plenty of viewers and betting action. The Celtics have the most NBA titles in history and have a great chance of winning more in the upcoming years. With a mixture of superstars, young talent and one of the best coaches in the NBA, the Celtics have all the pieces of an NBA Finals contender.
Boston Celtics’ ‘Standings
See where the Boston Celtics sit in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, plus gets points for and against totals and overall winning percentage (all useful bits of information).
Boston Celtics’ History
As one of the founding members of the National Basketball Association, the Boston Celtics are viewed as one of the most important franchises, with a rich history of tradition and success. The Celtics of the 1960s coined the term dynasty, winning 11 NBA titles in 13 years (between 1957 to 1969). From 1969 to the end of the 1980s, the Celtics continued to have one of the best runs in the NBA, winning multiple titles with Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale.
After the 1980s ended and Larry Bird and company retired from the NBA, the franchise entered their worst stretch. The Celtics would eventually hit bottom after losing 67 games in 1997. Since that 1997 disaster, the Celtics have been one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference. While the league is larger and more competitive than during the Celtics 1960 dynasty, they still won the NBA Finals in 2008 and made another appearance in 2010.
Betting on Boston Celtics’ Games
Canadian basketball fans know the Celtics very well, as they play in the same division (Atlantic Division) as the Toronto Raptors. While the Raptors are a big rival (especially in recent years), the Celtics and their 17 Championships have caused many franchises and their fans to develop a strong distaste for the Celtics.
The Celtics’ biggest rival of the Celtics is the Los Angeles Lakers. While the two teams play in opposite conferences, meeting up 12 times in the NBA Finals helped this rivalry transcend the norm. The Celtics own a 9-3 record against the Lakers in the Finals, but the Lakers are 3-2 against the Celtics since 1984.
Any time the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics matchup (especially during the current LeBron James and Kyrie Irving rivalry), NBA fans should expect plenty of getting NBA betting lines on the best NBA online sportsbooks.
Betting on Boston Celtics’ Futures
Throughout their history, the Boston Celtics have fielded competitive teams and excluding the 1990s, the Celtics have appeared in at least one Finals in every decade, overall culminating in 21 NBA Finals appearances.
With 21 finals appearances in between 1957 and 2010, betting on the Boston Celtics to win the Eastern Conference is historically one of the best NBA futures to bet. That trend should continue, as the Celtics have tons of young talent that can keep them competitive for years.
Remember, the NBA, unlike other sports, have measures in place that help teams keep their players and allow them to exceed the salary cap to do so. These rules, aptly named “Bird Rights” after Celtics legend Larry Bird (also created with the help of Gary Bettman, when he worked for the NBA), will leave the Boston Celtics title window open for the next decade.
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