Celtics vs. Pacers Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Pacers are 9-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 184.5 points. Boston is 32-27 overall while Indiana is 38-22 on the season.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Celtics opened as 8.5-point road underdogs but the spread has been bet up to either 9 or 9.5 depending on the sports book. The total, meanwhile, opened at 182.5 and has been bet up to 184.5 at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 68% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Celtics. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Boston. According to latest NBA trends, Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Boston (32-27 SU, 26-30-3 ATS, 29-29-1 O/U) has won three straight including a 109-101 road win over Philadelphia on Tuesday giving 3. Indiana (38-22 SU, 34-26 ATS, 25-34-1 O/U) is coming off a 97-92 home win over Chicago giving 7.5. The Celtics have won three straight and have covered four of their last six on the road. These two teams would match up in the first round of the playoff if the season ended today. Boston received another lift from Jeff Green, who scored 16 points in 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday in their road win over Philadelphia. The Celtics are only 1 1/2 games out of the No. 4 spot in the East, which would gain them home court advantage in the first round. Avery Bradley scored 22 points on Tuesday and has hit double figures in three of the last five games. Both teams are strong defensively though Boston is a tough matchup because they can go small as Green can play power forward with Kevin Garnett at center.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: BOSTON CELTICS +9