The Indiana Pacers (27-20) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (36-11) on Tuesday, January 30th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Pacers vs Celtics
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Pacers took down the Grizzlies by a score of 116-110. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 53-51, the Pacers picked up the win.
Looking to build on their above .500 record of 27-20, the Pacers are focused on their game against the Celtics. They currently hold the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Central division.
Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-19 so far this season. The Pacers have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 16-9 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win
In the game against the Pelicans, Jayson Tatum was the top scorer for Boston, recording 28 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 50.6%. Jaylen Brown also added 22 points as the Celtics won the game by a score of 118-112.
In their most recent five games, the Celtics are 4-1 and have an overall record of 36-11. This season, the Celtics are 15-9 on the road and 21-2 at home.
Boston has an overall ATS record of 22-23 as they come into today’s game. In their last two games as favorites, the Celtics have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 2-1 against the spread when they are underdogs.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 124.8 points per game.
The Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 124.8 points per game. This season, they have outscored the NBA average in 72.3% of their games. On the road, Indiana is averaging 122.5 points per game.
Indiana leads the league in field goal percentage at 50% and is also the top team in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 3rd in the NBA.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 6th in made threes per game but just 12th in three-point attempts. Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc.
Celtics Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Celtics’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 120.2 points per contest.
At home, the Celtics are averaging 121.5 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. Overall, they are 5th in the league in scoring at 120.2 points per game. They have scored more than the NBA average in 70.2% of their games this season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics lead the NBA in both three-pointers made and attempted. They are making 16.2 threes per game on 37% shooting. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 5th in the league at 56%.
Overall, the Celtics are 15th in field goal percentage and 18th in free throw attempts. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the NBA at 98.5 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 19th in the league.
Pacers Team Defense
Currently, the Pacers’ defense holds the 28th rank in the NBA, allowing 122.8 points per game. The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.
Celtics Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Celtics’ defense is giving up an average of 110.7 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Celtics defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.4% while allowing 34.5% from downtown.
Key Players For The Pacers And Celtics
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Tyrese Haliburton will be the primary scorer for the Pacers, with 22 points and going 8/15 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.6 points per game, in addition to 4.1 rebounds.
On the other side, Jayson Tatum is our projected leading scorer for the Celtics. We have him ending the game with a team-high 25 and grabbing 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47%, and he is contributing 26.9 points per game on average.
Pacers vs Celtics Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Indiana has an ATS mark of 6-3-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 115 points per game.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Boston has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 126 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Pacers have gone 6-2-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
- Although the Celtics have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-2.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Pacers vs. Celtics game, our recommendation is to take the Pacers at +7. Despite our model showing the Celtics winning 115-114, we like Pacers as our point-spread pick.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 241, and our model predicts the Pacers and Celtics to score a combined 229 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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