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2019 NBA Playoffs – Round 1
(2-0) Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers (0-2)
Date: Friday, April 19th, 2019
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics +130 / Pacers -150
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -3
NBA Betting Total: 203.5
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The series moves to Indiana for game three and four. The Pacers have their backs to the wall and cannot afford to go down 3-0.
Boston won game two 99-91.
The Celtics used a huge 4th quarter to put away the upset-minded Pacers. They will now look for a 3-0 series lead when they head to Indiana in game three.
The Celtics offense was much better in game two compared to game one. They of course were led by Kyrie Irving. Irving scored 37 points and shot 15 of 26 from the field.
Jayson Tatum also had a huge performance, scoring 26 points on 11 of 20 from the field. As a team, the Celtics shot 47.6% from the field, which is how they ended up finishing off the comeback. Look for a big performance from Irving again to lift Boston on the road.
The defense was not quite as good as in game one, but they really stepped it up in the 4th quarter. The Celtics allowed 12 points in this 4th quarter, so look for a similar defensive effort to basically put the Pacers away.
The Pacers now are in a must win situation given the fact they are down 2-0. The Pacers are 29-12 this season at home so look for a huge crowd to show up to hopefully give the Pacers an advantage.
The offense for the Pacers was looking good until the dreaded 4th quarter. Bojan Bogdanovic was the leading scorer for the Pacers, scoring 23 points on 9 of 21 from the field. This game should come down to the 4th quarter and the Pacers cannot afford to come out flat in the final 12 minutes.
Because their offense failed in the 4th, it directly corresponds with their defense failing as well. The key to this game will be limiting Kyrie Irving. If he has another big game, you can pretty much forget about the Pacers winning the all-important game three.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Boston is 5-0 SU against Indiana in the past 5 meetings
- Boston is 4-1 ATS against Indiana in the past 5 meetings
Free Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
Boston is actually an underdog in this game and I like them to come out and continue to pound the Pacers. Take the Celtics plus the points in game three.
4* Free NBA Playoff Betting Pick: Boston Celtics +3
NBA Free Game 3 Score Prediction: Boston 97 – Indiana 90
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