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Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Playoff Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Picks

Tonight’s NBA sportsbook action is filled to the brim with enticing matchups. One pairing that could have NBA playoff betting implications is this evening’s Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics matchup. The Pacers are having a tremendous season and will be looking to prove their Eastern Conference dominance over Boston this evening. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Wednesday night? Let’s check on the betting odds to find out.

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics – Wednesday, January 9th    

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NBA League Pass

NBA Playoff Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Pacers +6 (-110) 213 (-110)   +220
Celtics -6 (-110) 213 (-110) -260
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Indiana Pacers        

The Pacers step into this Eastern Conference matchup sporting a 27-13 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the Central Division. In the East, Indiana currently sits at the No. 3 spot in the conference. With a 7-1 record in their last 8 matchups, it’s safe to say that the Pacers bring plenty of momentum into tonight’s contest. Tonight’s matchup will mark the 2nd time this season that Indiana has faced Boston. The first meeting ended in Indiana’s favor 102-101 but there’s no question Indiana will be vying for a more lopsided finish this time around. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that Indiana will have a hard time doing so. Right now Indiana ranks 21st in scoring but 7th in defense. For comparison, Boston ranks 12th in scoring and 6th in defense.

Players to Watch: Victor Oladipo (20.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.3 apg), Bojan Bogdanovic (16.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Domantas Sabonis (14.9 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.9 apg).

Boston Celtics 

The Celtics enter tonight’s action sporting a 24-15 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the Atlantic Division. Entering tonight’s matchup riding a 3 game winning streak, Boston is hopeful they can climb the conference ladder. Currently sitting at the No. 5 spot, Boston is confident they can bolster their ranking in the coming weeks. Naturally a win over Indiana would help them out tremendously and by the looks of it, the NBA odds are banking on a Boston win this evening. The below listed betting trends make it perfectly clear that Boston is a heavy favorite at home this evening.

Players to Watch: Kyrie Irving (22.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 6.6 apg), Jayson Tatum (16.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.8 apg), and Marcus Morris (15.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.4 apg).

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Indiana is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 14 games when playing Indiana
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics matchup? All in all Boston looks like the best option here. They have the defense to match Indiana and a slightly better offense to build a lead at home. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 112-108 Boston.