The Celtics fly to Atlanta as significant underdogs

The analytics, friendly to the Celtics at the beginning the year, are adding up to the Celtics being considerable underdogs for their first round matchup against the Hawks.

And then there's Vegas, who considers the Celtics a long shot to win the title this year.

The Celtics are long shots. They should be long shots. But at least the Celts aren't 500-1 like their friends in Memphis. Grit and Grind is apparently not looking like the recipe for a banner this year.

With the Celtics win probability Saturday night at 32%, let's hope the C's can pull off a game 1 shocker in Atlanta and quickly turns the odds for a series win in their favor.

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