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Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers in NBA odds tilt

Indiana PacersBoston Celtics
10-1November 22, 2013, 07:30 | TD Garden4-9

The Celtics will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Pacers at TD Garden in NBA wagering action.

The Celtics bring a 4-9 record (7-6 ATS) to the battle against the 10-1 Pacers, who are 8-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 5-8 so far and the Pacers go 3-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

The Celtics were listed as a 7.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 185 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Celtics - Pacers odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 8. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-82 win for the Pacers.

In their last action, Indiana was a 103-96 winner on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Indiana got 35 points from Paul George en route to a 103-96 victory over New York on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Boston lost its last outing, a 104-93 result against the Spurs on November 20. The Celtics covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 19 points from Avery Bradley but lost anyway 104-93 against the Spurs on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 10 in the league with 44 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 5.46 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 17 with 7.27 per contest.

A few Pacers at Celtics trends to consider:
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Indiana's last 14 games
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 19 games
Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Philadelphia, Saturday, November 23rd
Boston at Atlanta, Saturday, November 23rd