Celtics Pacers Game 4 NBA Expert Picks

NBA Playoffs 2024 Expert Picks & Preview: Celtics vs. Pacers Game 4

Our NBA experts Christopher Walder, Nick Holz, and David Caraviello are here throughout the playoffs offering up their spread, moneyline, OVER/UNDER, and player prop picks for all of the action.

Boston completed an improbable 18-point comeback to take Game 3. Led by some stellar defense from Jrue Holiday, and a scoring explosion from Jayson Tatum, the Celtics are in complete control of this series.

Let's take a closer look at all of our expert picks for this matchup.

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Nick Holz6-23.39
David Caraviello4-21.78
Christopher Walder4-8-3.73

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Boston Celtics Vs. Indiana Pacers Game 4 Preview & Picks

Matchup Page: Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers, 8:00 p.m. ET

Same-Game Parlay: Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Game 4 (Still to come)

Boston Celtics-8 (-108)-335O 222.5 (-110)
Indiana Pacers+8 (-112)+270U 222.5 (-110)

Nick Holz's Pick: Indiana Pacers ATS +8 (-112)

Indiana is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home against the Celtics, and 11-1 SU in their last 12 home games overall.

Much like how the Celtics refused to bow out after going 3-0 down in last year's Eastern Conference Finals, I like the Pacers to put up a fight.

A career-high seven Al Horford three-pointers were needed to defeat the Pacers in the Game 3. That ain't happening again. I like Indiana to get the job done and at least cover the large eight-point spread in Game 4.

Christopher Walder's Pick: OVER 222.5 Total Points (-110) 

This pick should be fairly self-explanatory considering the first three games in this series have hit the OVER, with the Pacers and Celtics combining to average 240.6 points. 

The 222.5 point total for Monday's action is just two points higher than Saturday's Game 3, and even without All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton in the lineup, Indiana still mustered up 111 points in a valiant effort which nearly resulted in a victory.

With nothing to lose at this point, the Pacers' offense should be relaxed and free-flowing as it attempts to at least push for a gentlemen's sweep. Defense has been pretty non-existent throughout, so there's no reason to believe that formula should change now. 

David Caraviello's Pick: Indiana Pacers ATS +8 (-112)

The plucky Pacers have covered in two of the first three games in this series, even though they don’t have an outright victory to show for it. Even without Halliburton (who remains doubtful with a hamstring issue), Indiana gave Boston everything it could handle in Game 3–a trend we figure to see again Monday with Indy’s season on the line.

Nick Holz's Pick: Al Horford UNDER 20.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists (-120)

As I mentioned above, Horford put on an outstanding performance in Game 3. But, that contest was just his second surpassing the 20-point, rebound, and assist plateau this postseason.

He's averaged just 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1 assist in five road games during the 2024 playoffs.

Horford's 37-year-old legs make for an excellent fade play for Celtics-Pacers Game 4.

Christopher Walder's Pick: Andrew Nembhard OVER 23.5 Points + Assists (-113)

With Haliburton sidelined, it was Andrew Nembhard leading the charge in Game 3 with a team-high and career-high 32 points on 12-of-21 shooting and 4-of-7 from 3-point range to go along with nine dimes in just under 40 minutes of action.

Now that was only the third time all postseason and sixth in all of 2023-24 that Nembhard has reached the OVER on 23.5 combined points and assists, but he hammered it in such a way with his usage going through the roof that it increases the likelihood he'll do so again on Monday. 

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