Boston Celtics Vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds Analysis

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,March 14, 2016 12:04, EST in

We are heading into the final month of the regular season in the NBA, and it’s still all very much to play for in the Eastern Conference. It has been pretty tight in there all year long, and positions in the top 8 are likely to change several times over the final few weeks. The 1 and 2 spots are unlikely to see any type of change, as Cleveland and Toronto have opened up a gap at the top, but the rest are there for the taking. The Boston Celtics would love to hold on to their current number 3 position, as that would guarantee them home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. There are a number of teams in hot pursuit, though, and while the Indiana Pacers are a good way back in the number 7 spot in the East right now, a win against Boston on Tuesday night would help keep things a little more interesting. You can keep up to date with all the odds on this one by visiting the NBA online betting page.

Boston Celtics Vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds Analysis

When: Tuesday, March 15 at 7 PM EST
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana
TV: CSBB and FSMW
Radio: WBZ-FM and WFNI
Live Stream: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Boston Celtics

It’s fair to say that the Boston Celtics (39-27) have been one of the surprise teams in the NBA this season, but at this point you have to believe that they are for real. While the Celtics have been getting the job done at home, where they just had a 14-game win streak broken up by Houston, they have, at 16-16, done enough on the road to maintain the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston are in very good form at the moment, having gone 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they also beat the Pacers the last time that they faced them. That said, they have only 1 win in their last 3 games played in Indiana. The Celtics are averaging 106.1 PPG, and are giving up 101.9 PPG.

Why bet on the Indiana Pacers

The Pacers (35-31) are currently sitting in a playoff spot in the East, but they know that their getting into the postseason is not guaranteed, especially since they are only 2 games up on the 9th seed. It has not been a great couple of weeks for the Pacers, as they have gone just 5-5 in their last 10 games. Their last game, a 104-75 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, has to be regarded as one of their worst performances of the season. That defeat came at a time when it looked as though they were starting to put things together with 4 wins out of 5. The Pacers are 19-11 on home court, so always deserve a look when playing in their own building. They are averaging 101.9 PPG, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

You have to like the form of the Indiana Pacers at home, but you also have to like how well the Celtics have been playing of late. This should be a close game, but it’s one that I think the Celtics can steal on the road.

Boston Celtics 105 Indiana Pacers 102