Sportbooks online have the Boston Celtics as one of the favorites to win the NBA title this season but it should be noted that they will be missing a key player off their bench in Glen Davis.
He is expected to miss six to eight weeks and that doesn’t help them in offshore sportsbook odds.
Sportbooks online had Davis getting hurt when he was fighting with a friend. Boston co-owner Wyc Grousbeck has said that Davis will probably be suspended by the team. Davis had thumb surgery on Tuesday and will be out for quite a while. The Celtics re-signed Davis in the off-season to a two year deal worth about $6 million. He is considered a key player of the bench for Boston. Last year he averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds a game off the bench but those number went up a lot when Kevin Garnett was injured. He averaged 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the playoffs at offshore sportsbook sites and was a major reason why the Celtics were able to win in the first round.
The Celtics are given a lot of respect in sportbooks online odds this season. They are expected to have Kevin Garnett healthy again and they added Rasheed Wallace. There could be some warning signs though as Garnett is still not at full strength and his health is a huge concern. Garnett will still start the season but whether he can be the player he was before getting injured is a major question mark to answer in sportbooks online wagering. Rasheed Wallace is no longer the huge threat he was as a scorer and rebounder and now with Davis getting injured the sportbooks online numbers on Boston could start to rise. The Celtics were the third choice in NBA betting at the offshore sportsbook to win the title this season behind only the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Injuries are a major part of the NBA and something to really pay attention to. They are even more important in the NBA in sportbooks online wagering at the since there are fewer players than in football or baseball. If the Celtics don’t have KG at full strength then missing Davis could be huge in their NBA betting results at the offshore sportsbook. Keep injuries in mind as you look to bet the Boston Celtics this season in sportsbook online odds.