8* Wednesday NBA BOS/IND
Boston vs. Indiana,
03/06/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 83 - 81
Total: -110/+184 Over
Indiana & Boston over 184
The Indiana Pacers host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Indiana is coming off a 97-92 win over Chicago, while Boston beat Philadelphia their last time out, 109-101.
The Pacers were one of the NBA’s stingiest defensive teams in the early part of the season, but they have really picked up their pace of play lately.
Indiana has scored an average of 107.0 points per game over their last five contests at home, and that includes a contest against the defensive-minded Bulls.
The absence of Rajon Rondo hasn’t slowed the Celtics the way that many expected, largely due to the stellar production of three veteran players who have assumed larger roles: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jeff Green.
Each of those three players has really stepped up their games at the offensive end, with Pierce in particular making an extra effort to fill Rondo’s role as distributor.
Pierce is on pace to finish the season with his highest assist total in seven years. He’s averaged 21.4 points per game against the Pacers in his career.
The Celtics have scored 103.4 points per game over their last five road contests.
The over is 4-1 in Indiana’s last five home games, and 4-1 in Boston’s last five on the road. Take the OVER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
8* Play on Indiana & Boston over 184