June 14, 2024

We’re Expecting Celtics to Cover the Line

NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Final: Boston Celtics (64-18, first in the Eastern Conference) host Indiana Pacers (47-35, sixth in the Eastern Conference). Game 2- The Celtics lead the series 1-0.

Get with the Celtics with a -9 spread. We’re backing the favorites at 1.91 to enjoy a solid victory when they go head to head with the Pacers.

7 Victories for Celtics in Previous 10 H2H Games

Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics met on Tuesday night, with the Celtics winning 133-128 (OT) at TD Garden.

Jayson Tatum had 36 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics, while Jrue Holiday registered 28 points and Jaylen Brown 26. For the Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton racked up 25 points and 10 assists, Pascal Siakam managed 24 points and 12 rebounds, with Myles Turner having 23 points and 10 rebounds.Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics: Prediction, NBA picks, odds for Game 1  of NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2024 - syracuse.com

In the past 10 games between the teams, the Celtics have won seven.

Indiana Pacers – Last 10 Games

The Pacers have 5 wins and 5 losses in the past 10 games. They are averaging 114.7 points, 39.3 rebounds, 30.6 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.4 blocks while shooting 52.5% from the field and 75.8% from the free-throw line. The opposition average 112.5 points and 41.1 rebounds per matchup.

Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.7 points, 7.5 assists and 4.1 (41.0%) 3-pointers made, while Pascal Siakam averages 6.8 rebounds.

Boston Celtics – Last 10 Games

The Celtics have won 8 and lost 2 of their previous 10 contests. Averaging 110.0 points, 44.8 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field and 79.0% from the free-throw line. Their opponents average 100.1 points and 36.8 rebounds.

Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists, while Derrick White has an average of 3.6 (42.4%) 3-pointers made.

Confirmed Starting Lineups

Indiana Pacers lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Nesmith, Myles Turner, Pascal Siakam.

Boston Celtics lineup: Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday, Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, Al Horford.

Expert NBA Analysis

The formbook is always a good place to start ahead of making NBA picks. Team news is also an important port of call, while the stats we present always tell an interesting story.

Key Pacers vs Celtics stats:

  • The -9 line has been covered by Celtics in 14 of their last 20 games at home.
  • The -9 line has been covered by Celtics in 6 of their last 10 games.

There’s a good opportunity to cover the spread by backing Boston Celtics at -9 for this NBA matchup. We can get odds of 1.91 and this is our best pick.

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Celtics -9 Probability

The sportsbooks make it a 52.4% chance that our pick is settled as a winner. After careful examination, our experts have this probability close to 60%. This wager can therefore be backed with confidence.

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