Boston Celtics Travels to Indianapolis to Face the Pacers
The Boston Celtics are going to have a rough three-game stretch starting on Thursday. Hopefully, the All-Star break gave them some much-needed rest; they’ll need it here.
Three straight games on the road will definitely put them in a bind. To end the road stretch, they’ll face the Indiana Pacers, who are currently 20-40. Still, this will be a tough test for the Boston Celtics.
The Pacers went into the All-Star break with a win over the Washington Wizards. Although they have a 20-40 record, they’re only two spots away from the No.10 spot in the East. If they can start stringing together wins, the Pacers could see themselves in the NBA Playoffs.
Sure, it’s a long shot, but there’s always a chance. It starts with trying to take down the Celtics on Sunday.
Game Preview: Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers February 27th
The Boston Celtics have the No.6 spot in the Eastern Conference but have a lackluster offense. Not long ago, the Boston Celtics lost to the Detroit Pistons 112-111. This lack of offense has caused them a lot of trouble, but until that loss, they won nine straight games.
Boston has a chance to start another win streak; it’s just unfortunate they’ve spent three days on the road.
The Indiana Pacers will luckily take on the Boston Celtics at home. They’ll also get a day of rest in between their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With having the extra time to rest, the Pacers come in with a distinct advantage.
Still, the Pacers will likely be the underdogs in this game, especially with all the players they lost. The trades and injuries could prove problematic.
Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers Betting Prediction
This is where things are going to get interesting in this game. Each of these teams is coming into this game with a few issues. On the one hand, the Celtics are on the road for three days straight, making this a tough task.
On the other, the Indiana Pacers have lost a lot of key players in trades and injuries. The main concern and question we have will surround the betting lines.
The Celtics will likely be favored in this game; the question is, by how much? Surprisingly enough, the last time these two faced, the Celtics were the underdog. Of course, Boston won the game 119-100, covering the spread.
If they’re only favored by a few points, it’d be a good idea to take Boston. Over their last ten meetings, Boston is 8-2 when facing the Indiana Pacers.
In those ten games, the Celtics are 6-3-1 against the spread. When it comes to covering the spread on the road, Boston is 16-13. It’s going to be a tough task for them to take on, but we believe they can pull it off.
Boston is a better team than Indiana and has been better at the sportsbooks. Take the Celtics and the under when betting on this Sunday night game.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.