Pacers at Celtics Prediction
Will the Indiana Pacers upset the Celtics tonight in Boston as a small underdog? Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Boston. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Celtics are 4-point home favorites to beat the Pacers, who opened as 6-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 204.5 after hitting the board at 206.
Who Public Bettors Like: Boston. As of this writing, the majority of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Celtics to cover the spread.
Who We Like: The Celtics are coming off a 110-104 victory over the Wizards last night in Washington but I don't like them in this spot. Kyrie Irving just came back from injury, they're still without Gordon Hayward (leg) and Marcus Smart (hand), and thus, fatigue could be an issue.
The Pacers, meanwhile, have covered the spread in four of their last five games when facing a team with a winning percentage above .600. They've also covered in five of their last six games against an opponent from the Atlantic. They've won six of their last 10 games and have been a good bet on the road this year, going 13-12 ATS away from Indiana.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +4