At the All-Star break, no team in the NBA had been more profitable against the spread than the Boston Celtics. Brad Stevens’ team is 34-23-2 (60%) ATS, meaning a $100 bettor would have returned a profit of $971 betting Boston each game this season.
Casual bettors took notice and the Celtics received 50% or more of spread tickets in 54 of 59 games to start the season. The C’s first game back is on Friday in Detroit against the Pistons. Squares will be on Boston, but will the Celtics continue to cover during the second half of the season?