Celtics Title Odds Further Improve After Gallinari Signing

Danilo Gallinari Signed Contract Boston Celtics

  • The Boston Celtics are now listed as the +575 odds on favorite to win the 2023 NBA championship.
  • Boston opened with the second-best odds to win it all next season at +650 but have moved up after acquiring Malcolm Brogdon in a trade with the Indiana Pacers.
  • The Celtics further bolstered their lineup by signing Danilo Gallinari in free agency after he was waived by the Spurs.

The Boston Celtics overtook the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors in the 2023 NBA championship odds boards after acquiring Malcolm Brogdon. With free agent forward Danilo Gallinari formally joining the team on Sunday, the Celtics have even solidified their hold of the top spot in the current championship betting boards.

Gallinari Officially Signs With Celtics

Gallinari officially became a member of the Celtics when he signed a two-year $13.3 million deal with Boston on Sunday after clearing the waivers. Gallo was part of the Dejounte Murray trade between the Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs but with San Antonio moving towards a rebuild, the 6th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft was waived by San Antonio.

Gallo averaged 11.7 points with a 38% three-point shooting percentage while also grabbing 4.7 rebounds per game for the Atlanta Hawks last season. He has career averages of 15.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting at 38.2% from deep in 13 NBA seasons. Gallinari has made 1,426 career three-pointers, 5th most for any NBA player 6-10 or taller.

He will bolster a Boston bench that was depleted when the team sent five players to the Indiana Pacers for Malcolm Brogdon. The Celtics moved from second favorites to the +600 odds on favorite to win the 2023 NBA title after the Brogdon trade. Gallinari’s addition has even shortened the Celtics’ odds, even just a bit.

Celtics are a +575 to win the 2023 NBA Title

After a breakthrough season where they made it to the 2022 NBA Finals, Boston opened with the second-best odds to win it all next season at +650, with only the Golden State Warriors having shorter odds than them at +550. The odds boards were shaken up at the start of the free agency period, with the Suns emerging as the new favorites after being linked to Kevin Durant.

But with Durant still, with Brooklyn and Boston adding both Brogdon and Gallinari, the Celtics have moved up as the +575 betting favorites to win the 2023 NBA championship, with the Suns and Warriors behind them at +600. The Milwaukee Bucks are next at +700 while the L.A. Clippers are the only other team with odds shorter than +1000 with their +750 odds via Caesars Sportsbook.

Boston is even listed at a shorter +550 odds via BetMGM, PointsBet USA, DK Sportsbook, and Bet365 USA. They are even priced at +540 via MyBookie.ag, and +500 via FD Sportsbook, Unibet, FOXbet, and Barstool Sportsbook. The BetOnline App currently has the Celtics’ longest price at +600 but they are still the solo title favorites there.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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