Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics - 11/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (1-2) at Indiana Pacers (0-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics travel to Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight.
The Pacers were able to snap a three-game skid and earn their first win of the season by taking down the Pistons by 94-82 last night. Rodney Stuckey got it going for the Pacers and led the way with 23 points off the bench, Paul George added 16 points while Monta Ellis had 15 as the Pacers capitalized on a 35-17 second quarter and never looked back. It wasn't all pretty as they went ice cold in a 9-point fourth quarter, but the Pistons could never narrow the margin to less than six points down the stretch.
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Meanwhile, the Celtics will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Spurs in a 95-87 defeat on Sunday. Avery Bradley had his best game of the young season, leading the team with 18 points on seven of 18 shooting while Marcus Smart added 17 points on seven of 12 shooting, but the Celtics needed more from their leading scorer in Isaiah Thomas who added 15 points and five assists off the bench but shot just four of 18 for the game. As a team, the Celtics shot just 35.7 percent from the field, their lowest so far this season.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 0-6 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games against the Eastern Conference, while the Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Celtics are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Indiana. The Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Pacers will be relieved to finally grab their first win of the season but it was far from convincing as their fourth quarter collapse would have lost them the game against most teams in the league. With that being said, the Celtics haven't been much better but I'm still taking them against the Pacers who are playing on no rest.