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(27-13) Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics (24-15)
Date: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 7:00PM EST
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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Wednesday, January 9 finds the Indiana Pacers facing the. Boston Celtics as they meet for the second time in the 2018-19 regular season. Indiana is on a back to back set having played and won in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Boston last played Monday registering an easy 116-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Last season, the teams split their four games and the Pacers took the initial meeting in November. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Pacers in 95 of their 174 matches.
The Pacers missed out on a big opportunity to make up ground on the top team in the East Sunday. They sat rested and waiting for the Raptors but it failed to help them as they fell in Toronto.
Wednesday night they find themselves in a similar situation to what Toronto was as they are the team playing on consecutive nights and face the team chasing them in the Celtics who are rested and waiting.
Five players scored in double digits in the win in Cleveland with Thaddeus Young leading the way scoring 26 points.
Although the Pacers began week 13 with the second ranked defense and third best differential their record is slightly padded by their strength of schedule being fairly soft.
Still, the Pacers are one of only seven teams with a winning road record and their record on the second game of back to back sets is 5-1.
Myles Turner has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury and is unlikely to play in Boston.
Kyrie Irving returned from his two game absence after suffering from the eye injuries sustained versus the Spurs. His 17 points topped the Celtics who witnessed eight players score in double-digits.
The win versus Brooklyn demonstrated who the Celtics can be at their best with Boston dishing 37 assists. When the ball moves the way it did versus Brooklyn every player gets touches but more importantly it makes guarding the Celitcs a much more difficult task.
Aron Baynes (hand) remains out until mid January. In Baynes absence, Daniel Theis has stepped up and is delivering quality production which will force coach Brad Stevens to make a tough decision on division of minutes when Baynes returns.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in Celtics last 9 overall.
- Over is 9-3 in Celtics last 12 games as a favorite.
- Under is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Boston.
- Under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
- Celtics are 6-4 in last 10 head to head contests
- The squads are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Obviously, the Celtics will view this as a must win game since they are chasing the Pacers and given the fact they’ll be the most rested team it should make that task easier.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Take the Pacers and the 6.5 points
While the Celtics are likely to get the win I think the Pacers will keep the contest much closer than the 6.5 spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 103 – Pacers 101
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