Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs. Pacers NBA Odds
Looking for Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Celtics taking on the Pacers on Saturday November 3, 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Celtics Pacers matchup.
Date: Saturday November 3
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -1
NBA Betting Total: 207
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Boston hits the road after giving Milwaukee its first loss of the season at home on Thursday night. It was an intense game so there could be some letdown on the road for this one. They have won four in a row though and are 3-1 on the road this season. This is the first time they will play the Pacers this season.
Indiana will be at Chicago on Friday night. The Bulls are light but still these back to backs take their toll. This is their second one of the season and the Pacers are 1-0 SUATS in this situation. Odds are they might rest some players on Friday instead of for this one if at all.
Boston is 6-2, which is good, but they might finally have put the league on notice with their game against Milwaukee. The key has been the return to form of Kyrie Irving who has now scored 59 points over the last couple of games while shooting better than 50% from three. You love their depth but when he is playing at a elite level they are deadly.
Also a very good sign is that Gordon Hayward scored a season high 18 points. There was a stretch where he looked like his old self and the more comfortable he gets on the floor the better the team will be. Now he just has to do it in back to back games for the first time this season.
Boston’s depth is impressive but some players are having trouble finding their way. Terry Rozier especially, he was a team worst -12 against Milwaukee and seems to be chafing with the current lineups. You almost wonder if they should trade him for a pick or something now to preserve the value but he is also such good insurance for Irving.
Marcus Morris is gunning for early 6th man of the year consideration, he basically can’t miss and despite all the young forwards the Celtics have is going to find a lot of playing time in critical situations. He is a big part of their versatility for sure. His production in just 25mpg is unreal.
Boston has some bigs but they are going to be tested by Indiana which has a few nice pieces inside that can hurt you shooting and on the glass. Boston has more depth but Indiana matches up well in a lot ways. .
Indiana is an interesting team because they are all about efficiency. They are second in the NBA in both FG% and 3PT FG% but only 22nd in scoring because they don’t play at a breakneck pace. They are also third in points allowed so they really make you work on both ends of the floor. Most teams don’t like that.
Victor Oladipo is still a thing but I think Indiana will not really be a threat against good teams until they are getting more from Myles Turner. I know he is still a young player but he has kind of plateaued. Ironically they need him to be more like Al Horford of the Celtics who he will likely be guarding most of the night.
There is a lot to like about Indiana. They are the kind of team that can beat anyone but is not going to wow you. The fact that this is their second game in two days could be a factor but they could also be finding the Celtics in a letdown spot…possibly. .
NBA Betting Trends:
- BOS are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- BOS are 42-17 ATS in their last 59 Sat. games.
- Under is 7-3 in BOS last 10 road games.
- Over is 9-2 in IND last 11 Sat. games.
- IND are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 12-4 in IND last 16 home games.
Free Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
There is no line posted yet with Indiana playing the night before on the road. My gut says Boston will be a small favourite even on the road.
Getting Boston with a small number is always enticing they cashed as small favourites in that win over Milwaukee – they were -2.5 and won by 4.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
Look for a fresh, deep Boston team to continue to show that all those preseason predictions were on the money. They should win with ease.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 109 – Pacers 100
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