Celtics vs Pacers NBA Betting Preview
We’ve got a fun one out East Tuesday night as the Indiana Pacers host the Boston Celtics. Indiana got a five-point win the last time these two sides met back in December.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
- Boston Celtics: -158
- Indiana Pacers: +134
- Boston Celtics -3: -110
- Indiana Pacers +3: -110
- Over 214.5: -158
- Under 214.5 +134
Key Points to Consider
Defense Wins, Usually: Boston heads into this one having lost four of their last five. They’ve lost two in a row as they came up short vs OKC on the road on Sunday. Boston is No. 12 in the league in scoring offense, and tied for No. 1 in scoring defense.
Recent Trends: Whereas Boston is in the midst of a slump, the Pacers have won six of their last seven. They are No. 22 in scoring offense, and No. 5 in scoring defense.
Lineup Shuffling: A big x-factor in this game will be how the Pacers shuffle their lineup with both Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb out. They went 4-1 on their recent five-game road trip and will look to build on that momentum as they return home vs a struggling Boston team.
For Boston, Jayson Tatum is projected to finish with 24 points on 46% shooting, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
For Indiana, Domantas Sabonis is projected to finish with 18 points on 53% shooting, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal.
3-star (out of four) hot-trend pick here on the spread. Who doesn’t love a home underdog? While the sims still have Boston winning majority of games, the win-margin is +1.9 points on average. We’ll take the home side and the 3 points.
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