Late-Season Emergence Gives Celtics Betting Value

The Boston Celtics (30-36 SU, 39-26-1 ATS) have emerged as a late contender to sneak into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, and their NBA odds are shrinking daily. Don’t sleep on the rebuilding squad in the final weeks of the regular season. They’re 250/1 to win the NBA Championship as we go to press. Much has gone wrong for the Celtics this season. They lost their best frontcourt player, Jared Sullinger, to a season ending foot injury. But the young team has made the most with what they’ve been given.With trade deadline acquisition Isaiah Thomas leading the charge, the team is on a five game winning streak both straight up and against the spread. Their winning streak started with a 100-90 victory in Miami as 2.5-point underdogs. They’ll try to extend their winning streak this Wednesday by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder (37-30 SU, 33-32-2 ATS). Boston lost their last match against Oklahoma City 109-94 on November 12, failing to cover as a 7.5-point underdog. We’ll see if they can redeem themselves Wednesday. Oklahoma is expected to be the favorite again by about eight points. Game time is at 8:00 PM ET.