Instead of going through a usual roundup of predictions, let’s spice things up a little bit with some over/unders on key categories and players for the upcoming Celtics season.
Points per Game: Kyrie Irving Over/Under: 22.5
Prediction: Over. He averaged 24 ppg last year despite dealing with constant pain in his knee that ultimately led to the removal of the hardware in there. Unlike Gordon Hayward, Irving looked like his old self already during his preseason tuneups and has a year of familiarity within Brad Stevens’ system now. While he has more scoring options around him than ever, the ball still runs through him and he’s going to get his shots. I’d expect him to get back to 25 ppg.
Assists per Game: Kyrie Irving Over/Under: 5.5
Prediction: Over. I’m a bit less confident about this than the scoring with Irving.