Celtics vs. Pacers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Celtics are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 210 points.
Boston comes in with a 17-3 record and 16-3-1 ATS after a 118-103 home victory over the Magic. Indiana is 11-8 overall and 12-7 ATS following a 107-104 home win over Toronto Friday night, its fifth consecutive triumph. The Celtics were 3-0 straight up and 3-0 ATS in three meetings last season.
The Celtics were paced by Kyrie Irving with 30 points, four rebounds and three assists in the win over Orlando. Terry Rozier contributed 23 points and four boards off the bench. Aaron Baynes had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, while Jaylen Brown added 13 points and four assists.
Victor Oladipo had 21 points in the Pacers' win over the Raptors. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 19 points, while Lance Stephenson scored 13 of his 18 points in the final five minutes. Indiana entered the game shooting an NBA-best 40.4 percent from 3-point range.
Boston is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. The under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings in Indiana.
The Celtics rebounded from their 16-game win streak by smashing the Magic, while Indiana earned a key win over a talented Raptors squad. This should be a good game. Boston defends the 3-point line so well, which makes life more difficult for a team that relies heavily on the 3-pointer. Look for Boston to keep its amazing stretch going by covering the spread here as a road favorite.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -4