Celtics vs. Pacers Tuesday Prediction
The Indiana Pacers are a perfect 3-0 on the new season and a perfect 2-0 at home but they find themselves as underdogs on Tuesday night against the visiting Boston Celtics at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will Domantas Sabonis and Co. stay perfect on the season or will the Celtics even their record at 2-2?
551 Boston Celtics (-1) at 552 Indiana Pacers (+1); o/u 218.5
6:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum snapped his historic aversion to the free throw line with a 25-point, 11-rebound, 5-assist showing in a loss to the Pacers. It took until his 59th field goal attempt of the season, but Tatum finally shot — and made — a free throw. He sunk both in his lone trip to the line. Tatum didn't play his best game, and it ended with a missed 3-point attempt that could've won the game for Boston. Still, he's producing at an All-NBA rate... just maybe not at the line.
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
Domantas Sabonis scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and five assists in a 1-point win over the Celtics, for his third straight incredible fantasy night. Sabonis has posted two double-doubles, and a triple-double in three games for the Pacers so far. He's been dominant, averaging 27.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists on 65.5% shooting, even knocking down four 3-pointers. His turnovers have been too high (13 in three games), but fantasy managers have to be ecstatic with his output, which shows no signs of slowing down.
Celtics vs. Pacers Betting Prediction
I’m going to ride the hot team in this matchup and play Indiana as a small home dog. The Pacers are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, are 5-2-1 against the number in their last eight games as a home dog and are 19-7-1 at the betting window in their last 27 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
On the other side, the Celtics are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as a favorite, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and have failed to cover in five of their last seven games versus a team with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +1