The Boston Celtics continue to improve their playoff positioning by winning big games late in the season, and they’ll be forced to knock off another Eastern Conference contender with Paul George and the Indiana Pacers in town tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Pacers as 7.5-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 209.
– Shark Bites
- The Pacers are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games on the road against the Celtics.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Pacers’ last eight games against the Celtics.
- The Pacers are 0-7 SU in their last seven games after a win.
The Celtics, who are only two games behind Cleveland for the No. 1 spot in the East, are coming off a huge win over the third-place Washington Wizards on Monday. All-star point guard Isaiah Thomas returned from a brief two-game absence in that game to drop 25 on the Wiz as the Celts pulled 2 1/2 games ahead of Washington in the process.
The Pacers, who occupy the sixth position, are a completely different team on the road compared to playing at home. Indiana is a brutal 11-23 SU on the road this season – one of the worst records in the Association. Indy is 13-21 ATS in that span.
Boston took each of the first two meetings this season – both at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse – by an average of 6.5 points.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Boston Celtics as -8.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 209 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 105-97 win for the Celtics on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Boston battles the Indiana Pacers, currently with a 36-34 mark (32-38 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 32-36-3 for the Boston Celtics and 33-37 for the Indiana Pacers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Indiana injuries news.
The betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark have the No. 23-rated Indiana Pacers taking on the No. 8-rated Boston Celtics in this NBA contest.
Offensively the game matches up Boston’s No. 8-ranked offense (107.39 PPG) against a Indiana Pacers defense that ranks No. 15 at 104.99 PPG. The Boston Celtics have averaged 45.21% from the field per game, less than the Indiana Pacers have managed so far this NBA season (46.26% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Indiana earned a 107-100 victory over Utah on Monday, getting 21 points from Jeff Teague at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Celtics got 25 points from Isaiah Thomas as Boston ran past Washington 110-102 on Monday at TD Garden.
Next Betting Matchups
Indiana home to Denver, Friday, March 24th
Boston home to Phoenix, Friday, March 24th