Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics 2/26/2021 Spreads Picks and Previews
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Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics 2/26/2021 – The Indiana Pacers have been silently steady at the top four in the NBA Esstern Conference. They will be facing the struggling Boston Celtics who hope to end the three-game losing streak. Both teams are set to clash this Friday, February 26 and the tip-off happens at exactly 7:30 p.m at the TD Garden located in Boston, Massachusetts. ESPN holds the broadcast rights for this matchup and they will share the same feed to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. NBA odds and predictions today have that the Boston Celtics have the edge over the Indiana Pacers and are the safer bet as well.
Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics 2/26/2021
Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics 2/26/2021 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers are sitting comfortably at the fourth place in the NBA Eastern Conference just behind title contenders Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. They are coming off from a tough four-point loss against the Golden State Warriors during their last game. Domantas Sabonis is in the news right now as the biggest NBA All-Star snub in the conference and he finished with 22 points, 16 rebounds and four assists. Expect him to come up with another huge game for the Pacers as always with a chip on his shoulder. Malcolm Brogdon was the best scorer during that matchup with 24 points.
Players to watch: M. Brogdon PG 30 GP 30 GS 36 MIN 21.7 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.8 REB 6.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.9 PF 3 AST/TO 18.2 PER
D. Sabonis PF 30 GP 30 GS 36.5 MIN 21.5 PTS 2.8 OR 9 DR 11.7 REB 5.7 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.5 TO 3.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 20.66 PER
M. Turner C 28 GP 28 GS 31.2 MIN 13.3 PTS 1.3 OR 5.4 DR 6.6 REB 1 AST 1.1 STL 3.4 BLK 1.4 TO 3.7 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.85 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics are on a three-game slump and have lost four of their last five games. They dropped to ninth place in the NBA Eastern Conference standings and hoped to turn things around really soon. Their most recent win was against the Atlanta Hawks but both teams faced again just this February 24 and it was the Celtics’ most recent game. Boston lost by a wide margin of 15 points and things are not looking well for them heading to this next game against the Indiana Pacers. Coach Brad Stevens will have to show that he can find ways to find a solution as he always did in his coaching career.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 27 GP 27 GS 35.4 MIN 25.6 PTS 0.6 OR 6.3 DR 6.9 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2.5 TO 1.9 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.63 PER
J. Brown SG 30 GP 30 GS 33.7 MIN 25.4 PTS 1.2 OR 4.3 DR 5.5 REB 3.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.8 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.86 PER
K. Walker PG 16 GP 16 GS 29.2 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.2 DR 3.6 REB 4.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 14.9 PER.
Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics 2/26/2021 Betting Numbers
Indiana are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
T.J. Warren PF Foot is out indefinitely
Marcus Smart PG Calf is out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Boston Celtics are struggling but online betting sees that the home-court advantage has a factor and puts them on the advantage over the Indiana Pacers. They are going to be a good bet to win this game but expect it to be close.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Indiana Pacers for this matchup is pegged at +164 while the Celtics are at -167.
ATS: It is four points in between both teams for this game with the Celtics taking the -4 while the Pacers are on the other end with +4.
TOTALs: 218.5 is the total handed to this game with the Pacers going over and the Celtics should be the team under.
Score Prediction: 112 – 109, Celtics