Celtics vs. Pacers Prediction
The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers are both enjoying strong starts in the upper half of the Eastern Conference standings. Will Indiana secure the victory tonight as it looks to protect its home court?
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 208 points. As of Saturday morning, 79 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Boston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Celtics set franchise record for 3-pointers
Boston improved to 6-2 on the season Thursday night with a 117-113 home win over the Bucks, sending Milwaukee to its first loss after seven straight wins. Boston connected on a franchise record for 3-pointers in a game, going 24-of-55 from long distance. Kyrie Irving led the way as he scored 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting including 6-of-12 from 3-point range. He added seven assists, three rebounds and two blocked shots. Gordon Hayward tallied 18 points, five assists and four boards. Al Horford contributed 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Marcus Morris had 17 points and five boards off the bench. Jayson Tatum accounted for 12 points, six rebounds and four assists. Semi Ojeleye added 10 points, five boards and two steals. Boston was outscored 35-24 in the fourth quarter but managed to hold on.
Collison sends Pacers to win
Indiana point guard Darren Collison hit a tie-breaking jumper with 17.8 seconds remaining to send his squad to a 107-105 victory at the Bulls Friday night. Victor Oladipo led the way with 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting with 14 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Myles Turner had 18 points, six blocks, three rebounds and three assists. Collison contributed 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Tyreke Evans added 13 points, two rebounds and two assists off the bench. Indiana, now 6-3, trailed 37-21 after one quarter but rebounded to lead 60-56 at halftime.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 4-0 in the last four Celtics games on Saturdays. The Celtics are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The over is 9-2 in the last 11 Pacers games on Saturdays. Indiana is 17-5 ATS in its last 22 games following an ATS loss.
Indiana was lucky to get the win on the road Friday night, but expect it to put forth a better effort tonight at home against a strong Boston team. The Celtics have struggled on the road against good teams and the Pacers have the playmakers to get it done. Look for Oladipo to be locked in for another big night.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +3