Pacers look for win over the Celtics
The Indiana Pacers already have a SU and ATS win over the Boston Celtics this season as those Eastern Conference teams hit the hardwood together in NBA odds action on Sunday.
Indiana knocked off Boston 97-82 as a 7.5-point road favorite on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks when the teams met back on November 22. The Pacers, though, are just 4-6 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Celtics.
Indiana will face the 12-16 Celtics, who own a 15-13 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 11-15 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 11-17 favoring the OVER.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 13-rated Celtics taking on the No. 3-rated Pacers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-87 win for the Pacers on Sunday.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 106-99 loser as they battled the Wizards at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Avery Bradley went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Washington defeated Boston, 106-99 at TD Garden.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.19 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 6 at 96.54 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 45.56% so far, more than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.
Boston home to Cleveland, Saturday, December 28th
Indiana at New Jersey, Monday, December 23rd