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Pacers host Celtics in basketball action

Boston CelticsIndiana Pacers
March 28, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Odds

51-21TEAM RECORD32-42

Conseco Fieldhouse features an NBA battle between the host Indiana Pacers and the visiting Boston Celtics in betting action on Monday.

The Celtics will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 33-37-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Pacers are 33-38-3 ATS. Boston is 33-39 on the totals; Indiana is 32-41-1.

View Boston vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Pacers sat as 3-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 189.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Pacers and the No. 10-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-95 win for the Celtics on Monday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 3-rated squad against Boston's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 10 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

The Celtics were an 85-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. Paul Pierce scored 23 points leading the Celtics to an 85-82 victory over Minnesota at Target Center on Sunday.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 100-88 loser as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brandon Rush scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 100-88 to Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday).

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Celtics at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Indiana is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Boston at San Antonio, Thursday, March 31
Indiana home to Detroit, Wednesday, March 30