BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Pacers +15 (-110)
- Pacers vs Celtics Over/Under: 223 points
The Pacers (34-41-2 ATS) are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games this season while they are 3-12 SU in their last 15 matches against the Celtics. The total has gone OVER in four of Indiana’s last five games played in April even as the Pacers are 0-6 SU in their last six matches when playing on the road against the Celtics.
The Celtics (39-36-2 ATS) are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight contests but are 0-6 ATS in their last six matches against an opponent in the Central Division. Boston lost its last two games, including a 98-106 setback to the Miami Heat on Wednesday to remain in third place and fall two games behind the Miami Heat (49-28) for the best record in the East.
Indiana is reeling from a five-game losing streak, including a 118-125 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The Pacers remain undermanned as Ricky Rubio (ACL), TJ Warren (foot), TJ McConnell (wrist), Myles Turner (foot), and Malcolm Brogdon (conditioning) remain due to injuries, leaving Buddy Hield, who is averaging 18.6 points per game and Tyrese Haliburton (16.6 ppg) to carry the fight.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 122 Boston Celtics – 108 Indiana Pacers
- Over/Under — OVER 223 points
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