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Pacers home to Celtics in NBA betting action

Boston CelticsIndiana Pacers
March 6, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Odds

32-27TEAM RECORD38-22

The Indiana Pacers host Boston on Wednesday, looking to build on their 38-22 mark against the 32-27 Celtics in NBA action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Celtics will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 27-29-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pacers are 34-26 ATS. Boston is 29-29-1 against the total, while Indiana is 26-34 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Pacers were listed as 8.5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 182.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers - Celtics odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-94 win for the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 94 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 9 at 96 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.4 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Boston won its last outing, a 109-101 result against the 76ers on March 5. The Celtics covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 22 points from Avery Bradley en route to a 109-101 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 97-92 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. David West went off for 31 points and added 7 rebounds leading Indiana to a 97-92 win over Chicago on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Celtics at Pacers trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Indiana
Boston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Indiana is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Atlanta, Friday, March 8
Indiana at Orlando, Friday, March 8