Nate Silver believes in the Celtics!

538 has the Celtics at 63% to win game 1:

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2017-nba-predictions/?ex_cid=rrpromo

The markets have them around 37%, so there is quite a disagreement. 538 also has the Celtics at 52% to win the series. The market is… skeptical.

Team Risked To Win Result
Pacers 20155 143300 -20155
Bulls 8800 33000 -8800
Wizards 34900 16619 16619
Trailblazers 2867 86000 -2867
Thunder 8462 27500 -8462
Jazz 13845 28520 28520
Raptors R2 41958 160280 -41958
Rockets R2 9247 20990 -9247
Jazz R2 3313 53000 -3313
Spurs R3 2765 23500 0
Celtics R3 43351 240600 0
Current Tab -49661

It’s as Nate Silver always says: Get rich or die trying.

As for ESPN and Ben Alamar, they are also quite confident in the Celtics:

Team Risked To Win Result
Pacers 8720 62000 -8720
Raptors 15340 3854 3854
Bulls 11333 42500 -11333
X Warriors 4-0 4450 4045 -4450
Rockets 5000 1333 1333
Jazz 12359 25460 25460
Raptors R2 33126 126540 -33126
Celtics R2 5480 3079 3079
Jazz R2 1188 19000 -1188
Spurs R3 9471 80500 0
Celtics R3 35090 194750 0
Current Tab -25090

It should be a fun ride to the finals.

 

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