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Celtics vs Pacers Betting Preview

Indiana PacersBoston Celtics
April 16, 8:00 PM | TD Garden

Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics Odds

49-31TEAM RECORD41-39

TD Garden will feature Celtics vs. Pacers action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Celtics sport records of 41-39 and 37-40-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 49-31 and 42-38 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 41-38-1 for the Celtics and 38-42 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-95 victory for the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 1 in the league with 45.9 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 15 with 6.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 90-80 loser on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pacers got 22 points from Lance Stephenson, but it was New York that prevailed in a 90-80 final on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Boston won its last outing, a 120-88 result against the Magic on April 13. The Celtics covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. The battle between the Celtics and Magic didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Orlando was handed a 120-88 defeat on Saturday at Amway Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Pacers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 17
Boston at Toronto, Wednesday, April 17