As we slog through an NBA-less August, Vegas has released its most updated win total lines. The Celtics are 2nd in the NBA with a over/under of 57.5. Only the Warriors at 62.5 had a higher over/under.
This jives with most analyst predictions of the season with the additions of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward having a strong influence on the teams bottom line. Based on the lines, 3 of the top 5 teams are on the East Coast with the Raptors (54.5), Sixers (54.5), and Rockets (54.5) all tied for third.
For the draft junkies, if the Vegas odds came to fruition and the lottery went chalk, the Celtics would have the 2nd pick via Sacramento (25.5), the ninth pick from the Grizzles (34.5), and their own pick at 29. However, they would miss out on the lottery-protected Clippers pick.