Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (22-16) at Boston Celtics (19-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -2 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers invade the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics tonight.
The Celtics have lost six of their last seven games and will be eager to avoid a fifth straight loss after losing to the Knicks by 120-114 last night. Isaiah Thomas led the way with 34 points and eight assists while Jae Crowder had 21 points but the Celtics still couldn't find a way past the Knicks who lost their leading scorer in Carmelo Anthony midway through the game. With the disappointing loss, Boston drops back to .500 with a record of 19-19 overall and 10-9 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers have won three of their last four games and will be feeling good after their dominant 116-97 win over the Suns last night. Paul George led the way with 21 points, George Hill added 20 points while CJ Miles had 19 as the Pacers turn it on late. pulling away with a 36-21 fourth quarter effort. Indiana really hasn't played up to their potential yet, but the win over the Suns elevates them to 22-16 on the season and 13-5 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games playing on zero days rest, while the Celtics are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.
The Celtics have been out of sorts lately so it's difficult for me to pick them over a Pacers team looking for their fourth win in five outings. Take Indiana with the points, although I don't think we'll need it.