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Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Game 3 5/25/24 NBA Betting Picks

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Game 3 5/25/24The Boston Celtics, boasting a stellar season record of 64-18, head into Game 3 of the NBA East Finals with a 1-0 series lead against the Indiana Pacers, who’ve shown tenacity with a 47-35 record. As the competition heats up, fans and bettors alike are keen for NBA East Finals free predictions, particularly for this pivotal matchup on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 8:30 PM ET. The game unfolds at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, broadcasted on ABC and streamable via NBA League Pass.

When:Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 8:30 PM ET
Where:Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Stream:NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Game 3 5/25/24
-6.5 -110
O 223.5 -110
+7 -110
U 224 -110
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Currently, the betting odds for both teams remain undetermined, offering a speculative playground for seasoned handicappers. Bettors should keep a keen eye on the evolving odds as game day approaches, particularly noting any shifts that could indicate insider confidence or concerns.

Jayson Tatum (SF) vs. Pascal Siakam (PF)

Jayson Tatum has been exceptional for the Boston Celtics this season, and he currently averages 26.9 points and 8.1 rebound per game across 74 games. His shooting more than three point line and near the basket makes him a great scorer; He facilitated offense and averaged one steal and zero turnover per game which is a tremendous record in the course of this season. 0.6 blocks per game, also shows him as a force to reckon on at the basketball court.

On the other hand, the Pacers’ player Pascal Siakam has been performing rather well in his 41 appearances (GP) and averages a point total of 21.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. This reconstruction demonstrates Siakam to be a power forward with staggering proficiency in 3.7 assists and high field goal percentage makes him an important component in the Pacers’ team.

This confrontation between Tatum and Siakam should be considered as one of the primary shows to watch. Each person contains abilities that may change the course of the game in their favor. The head to head bet for Tatum in scoring against Siakam in all-around play will be crucial in the context of the game.

Celtics’ Statistical Breakdown

Offensively this season the Celtics have been in great form as they have scored an average of 120.6 points per game with a shooting accuracy of 48.7% from the field. Such three-pointers are envisaged in the average of 16.5 per game, proving that the team is quite at ease while shooting from great distances. It is put together well with solid defense figures; this team averages 6.8 steals and 6.6 blocks a game and the Pacers have been challenged to meet this benchmark.

Pacers’ Statistical Breakdown

Pacers have gone further in scoring than even the Celtics and score an average of 123.3 points in every game, they get half of their field goal attempts. Their game has an impressive number of assists with an average of thirty per game and they also organize themselves in converting turnovers to control for it. Nevertheless, their average turnovers per game 12.3 and fouls per game 21.4 are little higher than the team, which may create the needful openings to the Celtics.


Boston Celtics Betting Trends

Celtics are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Boston Celtics are 2-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Celtics are 19-19 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Celtics’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 22 of Celtics’ 41 last games at home

Indiana Pacers Betting Trends

Pacers are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Indiana Pacers are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Pacers are 22-19 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 5 of Pacers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 25 of Pacers’ 41 last games at home


Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis PF Is out indefinitely, Calf
Xavier Tillman PF Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Indiana, Personal

Indiana Pacers

Tyrese Haliburton PG Left last game, is “?” Saturday vs Boston, Leg
Bennedict Mathurin SF Is out for season, Shoulder

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Picks

Considering the statistical analysis and recent performance trends, the Celtics might have a slight edge in this matchup due to their depth and playoff experience. However, the Pacers’ recent form and scoring efficiency make them a dangerous underdog, potentially leading to an upset.

For those looking at betting picks, watching the spread closely will be key. If the Celtics are favored by a narrow margin, they might be the safer bet. However, consider the over on total points, as both teams have trended towards high-scoring games recently. For a premier online casino experience, placing prop bets on player performances like points scored by Tatum or Siakam could add an extra layer of excitement to your betting strategy. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Celtics 121, Pacers 117.