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Celtics, Pacers Love Going UNDER Totals

Isaiah Thomas Paul George

Totals bettors looking for an edge in Tuesday night’s slate of NBA action would be wise to consider the Boston Celtics-Indiana Pacers matchup. In the last five meetings between the Eastern Conference foes, the UNDER is a perfect 5-0. Sportsbooks opened the total for the tilt at 207.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Pacers' last four games with a closing total of 207.5 or less.
  • The visiting team is 2-6 SU in its last eight games in this matchup.
  • The Celtics are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games after an ATS loss.

The Pacers, who were initially set as 1.5-point home favorites, have been struggling in this spot as of late. Indiana is a measly 0-5 ATS in their last five as home chalk. The contest will mark the beginning of a five-game home stand for Paul George and company.

Boston is four games up on Indiana for third place in the conference. The Celtics will not have an easy end to the season, as they’re forced to play nine of their last 16 on the road and face a difficult back-to-back with Wednesday’s home game against Oklahoma City looming.

Starting small forward Jae Crowder will not suit up for the C’s due to a high ankle sprain. That’s going to be great news for George who won’t have to contend with the key two-way player.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Indiana Pacers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -1-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 209 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.

A 104-102 result in favor of the Celtics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Boston Celtics will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 35-29-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Indiana Pacers are 34-32 ATS. Boston is 33-32-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Indiana is 30-35-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 16 (Indiana Pacers) and the No. 2 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Indiana's No. 17-ranked offense averaging 101.91 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 13 at 101.92 PPG. The Indiana Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 44.59% so far, more than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 44.03% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Celtics wasted a 30-point performance from Isaiah Thomas as Houston ran past them 102-98 on Friday at TD Garden.

Indiana was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Atlanta and falling 104-75 at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Indiana is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
  • Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 16th
Indiana home to Toronto, Thursday, March 17th