Pacers vs. Celtics Prediction
Are the Indiana Pacers a good bet to cover the point spread as a road underdog tonight against the Boston Celtics?
Sunday, March 11, 2018
TV: N/A, 7:30 p.m. ET
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Celtics are 6.5-point home favorites to beat the Pacers tonight. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207.5 points at the majority of online sportsbooks.
Boston opened as a 6-point favorite at some books but the line has climbed to 6.5 at the majority of online spots. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 209 but was bet down to 207.5.
As of this writing, 68% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Celtics to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 68% of the betting tickets are on the over.
KEY INJURY TO WATCH
Gordon Hayward, of course, is out for the Celtics due to his broken leg suffered by in October. Jaylen Brown (concussion) will also miss the game for Boston.
The Pacers have been a solid play at the betting window of late, covering the spread in four of their last five games overall. They're also 4-0 against the number in their last four Eastern Conference matchups, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games when their opponent allowed 100 points or more in its previous game, and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games playing a team with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the Celtics have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five home games and are just 1-4 against the number in their last five home games versus an opponent with a losing road record.
OUR PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +6.5