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Are the Pacers Worth a Look as Home Dogs vs the Celtics?

The Boston Celtics have made a habit of making their bettors sweat this season, and things won’t get any easier for Brad Stevens and company when they do battle with the surprising Indiana Pacers on Monday.

MyBookie opened the Pacers as 2.5-point underdogs with a total of 206.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 6-0 ATS in their last six games on Monday.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Celtics’ last 12 games with one day off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Pacers’ last eight games with no days off between games.

The Celtics, who trailed the Memphis Grizzlies entering the fourth quarter on Sunday, scored 16 straight points to begin the final frame and rolled to a 102-93 victory. After a blazing-hot 22-4 SU start to the year, the C’s were losers of three of five entering that tilt. Boston won the last meeting between the squads in the form of a 108-98 triumph last month, which was the Celtics’ fourth straight win in the series.

Indiana is 11-5 SU in its last 16 after a 109-97 victory over Brooklyn on Sunday, as Victor Oladipo has been doing his best Russell Westbrook impression this season. Oladipo, who was acquired by the Pacers in the offseason trade with the OKC Thunder for Paul George, scored 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting and seven rebounds as Indiana improved to 12-7 SU vs the Eastern Conference. In his last five games, the 25-year-old is averaging 30.2 points, seven boards and 4.8 assists.

The Celtics have been a brutal bet when coming off a win lately. In Boston’s last four after winning the previous game, the Celtics are 0-4 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the Indiana Pacers as 3.5-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 208.5 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark score prediction models pick a 107-97 result in favor of the Pacers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Boston Celtics have seen them go 25-7 and 21-9-2 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Indiana Pacers are at 17-13 and 18-12 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Pacers are 13-16-1, while the Boston Celtics are 16-15-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Boston injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at OddsShark, it's the No. 15-rated Pacers and the No. 8-rated Celtics in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boston Celtics rank No. 11 in the league with 44.25 per game. That compares with Indiana's No. 17 ranking in that category. In three-point shooting, Indiana is the NBA's No. 19-ranked team at 10.13 treys per game, while the Boston Celtics rate No. 9 with 11.34 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston earned a 102-93 victory over Memphis on Saturday, getting 20 points from Kyrie Irving at FedExForum.

Victor Oladipo scored 26 points leading the Pacers to a 109-97 victory over Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 16 games
  • Boston is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Indiana is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
  • Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Miami, Wednesday, December 20
Indiana at Atlanta, Wednesday, December 20