The NBA season is finally here for the Boston Celtics, and with it comes the opportunity to make some extra money betting on the home team. Especially after the offseason they just had. We at the Houdini have you covered, as we have five of our best future bets for the Celtics this season. (We will be going off the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook).
Boston Celtics to win the Eastern Conference +175
The best bet to place on the Celtics this season is for them to win the Eastern Conference. The Cs are currently the co-favorite to win the Conference with the Bucks, and it’s good value at +175. After losing in the Conference Finals last season and retooling the roster with upgrades, it should be a no-brainer that the Celtics win the conference this season.
My confidence in this bet is very high because I think the Bucks are the only team that can truly challenge the Celtics this season. I would feel no qualms picking the Celtics to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.
Boston Celtics to win the NBA Finals +380
The Boston Celtics are motivated to capture that elusive Banner 18, and they have been knocking on the door for many years. There is no better time to bet the Celtics to win the NBA Finals than right now at +380. This is insane value for a Celtics team that is the co-favorite with the Bucks to win the title.
I am certain that this value is going to drop a few months into the season, so now is the time to capitalize on this opportunity. This is another Celtics future that I would have no qualms about betting. Also, if the Celtics do win the title, you will be two times as happy, due to your bet win.
Boston Celtics to win the Atlantic Division -240
The Boston Celtics to win the Atlantic Division is a lock, so if you are in the mindset of betting sure-fire locks, go with this one. I would recommend parlaying the Celtics with other teams to win Divisions because the Cs are an overwhelming favorite in this category.
The only real challenger to the Celtics in this division is the Philadelphia 76ers, but they appear to be in disarray with the James Harden situation.
Jayson Tatum to win Most Valuable Player +750
Now we enter the longshot portion of the future bets, but even with odds of +750, Jayson Tatum could very well win his first MVP award. The Celtics All-NBA forward finished fourth in the voting last season, and he is currently fourth in odds.
I think Tatum is a good bet for MVP because the Celtics will be a top-two seed in the East, and Tatum should have stats similar to last season. Also, the NBA loves rewarding the next guy in line, as seen with Joel Embiid a season ago, so Tatum could be viewed as the next in line.
Derrick White to win Most Improved Player +6500
Derrick White is the ultimate longshot on this list with odds of +6500. White is towards the bottom of the list (right next to fellow Cs guard Payton Pritchard), but he could play himself into the conversation. If White plays the full season in a starting role and continues to excel as a defender, he could very well find himself in the MIP conversation.
I would not place a hefty wager on this one, but it could be a fun longshot bet for those interested.
Overall, it’s great to finally have the Celtics back and the chance to win big with fun bets.