Boston Celtics 2022-23 NBA Season Odds After Ime Udoka Scandal

By Jeff Stinger

The Boston Celtics are off to a rough start in the 2022-23 NBA season following Ime Udoka’s recent scandal. The man who led their Eastern Conference title run last season and the mastermind behind a strong run to the NBA Finals is suspended for a year for violations of team policies. Reports already say that he will miss the entire season, then the team will further decide on his future at a later date.

With recent events stirring the pot, how does this affect the Boston Celtics’ 2022-23 NBA season odds?

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Championship title odds

Udoka started his first NBA head coach gig with the Celtics last season. Brad Stevens had nothing but high praise for the Portland native due to his impressive portfolio. In his first stint, he led the franchise to a trip to the finals in over a decade. They started things out with a mediocre 18-21 run through early January and eventually worked their way up to the second-best win percentage and the top defense in the league over the next 43 games.

However, the suspension just adds to the open wounds of the Celtics, which includes an injured Danilo Gallinari and starting center Robert Williams III, both dealing with knee issues at the moment. The storyline is bound to hurt the team soon as they tie with the Golden State Warriors as +600 favorites to win the NBA Championship.

Conference odds

The Celtics are already lined up with promising numbers prior to the issue. While the odds might shift at a later date, they remain the Eastern Conference heavyweights at +300 to finish on top of the standings with the Brooklyn Nets trailing at +337.

We expect a testing season for 17-time champions. Joe Mazzulla is slated to fill in for Udoka as interim coach. The former NCAA coach holds plenty of experience from the college division and spent a year coaching in the G League. With Boston coming from a league-leading run on both defense and offense, it’s hard to top their recent numbers with this much uncertainty surrounding the side. Nevertheless, they remain +130 favorites to win the NBA Atlantic Division in the upcoming season.

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Losing head coach Ime Udoka for the upcoming campaign could be a huge hit to the Boston Celtics 2022-23 NBA season odds in the coming weeks. Their future can somehow shake the confidence of sportsbooks, bettors, and the team. It hurts last year’s finalists but remains a solid pick as of now. Many still buy their recent success and we are yet to see if the roster can take things up a notch starting in October. Be sure to check out the latest NBA odds and futures on Nitrobetting.

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