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Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 3/10/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 3-10-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 3/10/2020 – The Indiana Pacers host the Boston Celtics Tuesday in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Pacers are favorites by NBA game odds to win and pick up their third straight win. The Celtics have dropped back-to-back games, the last one of which was against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Celtics lead the all-time regular season series with the Pacers. Both teams split their previous meeting this year.

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 3/10/2020

When: March 10, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: FOX SPORTS INDIANA
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 3/10/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -1.5 (-110) 217 o (-110) -115

Indiana Pacers
+1.5 (-110) 217 u (-110) +104
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics need to make a big push if they want to put a stop to their losing ways. Hot on heir tail are the Miami Heat and a loss could narrow the gap. Leading the way for the Celtics will be Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker on offense where Boston is averaging 113 points per contest. But the difference could be in defense with the Celtics limiting opponent to just 106.8 per game.

Players to watch: J. Tatum PF 58 GP 58 GS 34.6 MIN 23.4 PTS 1 OR 6.1 DR 7.1 REB 3 AST 1.4 STL 0.9 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 20.22 PER

K. Walker PG 49 GP 49 GS 31.9 MIN 21.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4.1 REB 5 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.1 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 20.65 PER

G. Hayward SF 44 GP 44 GS 33.3 MIN 17.1 PTS 1 OR 5.5 DR 6.5 REB 4.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.98 PER

Indiana Pacers Betting

The Indiana Pacers are rolling and a third win could help them catch up to the Heat. The Philadelphia 76ers are also not far behind as playoff positioning ramps up. T.J. Warren and Domantas Sabonis will spearhead the Pacers offensive which is averaging 109.3 points per game. Indiana plays decent defense, limiting opponents to 107.3 points per contest. The boys of Nate McMillan may need to do more if they want to be assured of victory.

Players to Watch: T.J. Warren SF 60 GP 60 GS 32.5 MIN 18.6 PTS 1 OR 3 DR 4 REB 1.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 2.8 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.37 PER

D. Sabonis PF 61 GP 61 GS 34.7 MIN 18.3 PTS 3 OR 9.5 DR 12.5 REB 5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 3.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.72 PER

V. Oladipo SG 12 GP 9 GS 25.8 MIN 12.7 PTS 0.6 OR 2.3 DR 2.8 REB 2.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 1.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 9.82 PER

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 3/10/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Indiana.
Celtics are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Indiana.
Boston are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Boston are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana.
Celtics are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Indiana Pacers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games.
Indiana are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Indiana are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
Pacers are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Boston.
Indiana are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Indiana are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown SF Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Indiana

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy Lamb SG ACL is out for season
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is “?” Tuesday vs Boston
Doug McDermott SF Toe is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Boston
Malcolm Brogdon PG Hip is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Indiana Pacers
37-25 Against the Spread 33-28
30-32 Straight Up 34-30
112 Points per Game 109
106 Points Allowed per Game 107
46.18 Offensive FG% 47.56
80.03 Offensive FT% 78.93
36.44 Offensive 3PT% 36.26
44.06 Defensive FG% 44.85
76.02 Defensive FT% 78.9
34 Defensive 3PT% 34.69

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks

The Pacers are rolling and NBA Vegas odds are picking them as slight favorites to prevail. However, the visiting Celtics cannot be counted out. Armed with the right personnel, Brad Stevens can even out the odds. Also, defense is something to be wary of. The Pacers need to play it smart or risk losing this one.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Celtics for this game is at -115 while the Pacers are at +104 at home.

ATS: -1.5 is given to the Celtics across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Pacers with +1.5.

TOTALs: 217 is the given total for this match with the Celtics going over and the Pacers the team under.

Score Prediction: 108 – 106 Pacers