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Looking for Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Celtics taking on the Pacers on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana. 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.
2019 NBA Handicapping
(17-5) Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers (15-9)
Date: Wednesday, December 11th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics +104 | Pacers -115
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics +1.5 | Pacers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 209.5
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Wednesday, December 11th finds Eastern Conference rivals matching up as the Boston Celtics face the Indiana Pacers for the first time this season.
Last season, the squads played four times with Boston winning three of the four matches. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Pacers in 98 of their 177 matches
Gordon Hayward made his return to the Celtics lineup after missing 13 games due to a broken hand. In 26:10 of playing time, he delivered a line of 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a steal while missing his two 3-point attempts.
Boston is one of three teams who are unbeaten at home (10-0) but will play this match away from the TD Garden. The last match featured the Celtics’ defeating the Cavaliers 110-88.
All five Celtics starters scored in double digits with Kemba Walker leading the way scoring 22. Jayson Tatum served up a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Jaylen Brown scored 20 and Daniel Theis chipped in 10 points.
On the season, Kemba Walker is the team leader in scoring (21.8) and assists (5.1). Jayson Tatum tops the ladder for rebounds (7.2) and steals (1.5) while Jaylen Brown tops field goal percent (50.2%) and Daniel Theis is the blocks leader (1.6).
Marcus Smart missed the last game with an eye infection and is questionable for Wednesday.
Romeo Lanford is suffering from a right ankle sprain and Robert Williams III is dealing with a sore left hip which will keep both out of the lineup on Wednesday versus the Pacers.
The Pacers hosted the Clippers without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup but still lost to LA 110 – 99. Indiana trailed by as much as 24 points but made a late game run.
Domantas Sabonis delivered a double-double of 18 points and career-high 22 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon was listed as questionable due to a hand injury but played anyway registering 20 points.
Doug McDermott (17), Jeremy Lamb (12) and TJ Warren (12) served up the other double-figure scores.
On the season TJ Warren leads the team in scoring (18.4) and steals (1.1) while Malcolm Brogdon is the team assist leader with 7.4 per game. Sabonis tops the ladder for rebounding (13.5) and field goal percent (51.1) while Myles Turner leads for blocks (2.4).
JaKarr Sampson is out with lower back soreness with no timetable for return. Victor Oladipo continues his rehab for the ruptured quadriceps tendon in his knee with a projected return sometime this month.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- The Celtics are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups.
- Under is 16-5 in the Celtics last 21 games as an underdog.
- Under is 9-3 in the Celtics last 12 overall.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
Boston has owned this matchup for the past seven games including last season’s first-round playoff series. And while the Celtics are virtually unbeatable at home they own a 7-5 road record.
Conversely, the Pacers boast a 9-3 home record. Indiana shoots the ball efficiently from the perimeter ranking ninth (36.5%) while the Celtics boast the fourth-best perimeter defense (33%).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics plus points
The other key will be rebounding particularly with the Celtics lack of depth up front and the presence of Sabonis and Turner. I like the Pacers to get the win at home but Boston to keep it within the point spread.
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