Looking to win big? The Celtics and Pacers face off at 7:30 ET on TNT. The Pacers are hosting the game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The Celtics are the favorites in this Eastern conference matchup the against the Pacers. The over/under for the game is set at 241.5 points.
BOSTON CELTICS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers +4.5
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:30 ET on Monday, December 4th.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-107 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.8% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can The Celtics Secure a Road Victory?
Coming into today’s game, the Celtics are 1st in the Atlantic Division and 1st in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they have a record of 15-4 and are looking to add to their three game winning streak.
Boston arrives with an ATS record of 8-10 for the season up to this point. Boston has failed to cover the spread in four straight road games and are 2-7 ATS on the road compared to 6-3 at home.
Boston finished with 125 points in their game against the 76ers. This total surpasses their season-average of 116.7 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Jayson Tatum, who holds an average of 27.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jaylen Brown is averaging 21.8 points per game this season.
Coming into today’s game, the Celtics’ defense is giving up an average of 107.4 points per contest.
In the terms of takeaways, Celtics are causing 13.2 turnovers per game, ranking 13th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 10th in rejections, averaging 5.7 blocked shots each game.
Will Indiana Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Celtics, the Pacers are 10-8 overall and above .500. Within the Eastern Conference, the Pacers have gone 8-7 and are 2-1 in non-conference play.
Indiana has an overall ATS record of 10-8 as they come into today’s game. During this season, Indiana has a 5-5 record against the spread as favorites and 5-3 as underdogs.
In their latest game, Indiana’s offense looked good, scoring 144 points against the Heat. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 65.9% and made 16/20 free throws. The team’s scoring leader is Tyrese Haliburton, who holds an average of 27 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Myles Turner is averaging 16.6 points per game this season.
Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 125.9 points per contest.
So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 2nd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 28.5 times per game vs. Indiana.