Pacers at Celtics - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (21-16) at Boston Celtics (19-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -2.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSMW, CSNN
The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics square off Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 13.7 points and 1.1 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing five assists and George Hill is grabbing is grabbing four rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Boston Celtics need a big victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.1 points and 6.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.7 points and 2.4 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.2 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game. The Boston Celtics have lost six of their last eight games.
The Pacers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Celtics are 37-15-1 ATS in their last 53 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Pacers are in far better form than the Celtics, as Boston is in a major slump, especially on its home court. Not sure what oddmakers are seeing here, as I'll gladly take the better team and the free bucket.