Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (32-41) at Boston Celtics (33-41)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -3.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers travel to the TD Garden tonight to battle the Boston Celtics.
The Indiana Pacers have lost eight of their last 10 games and are coming off a 111-106 loss at Brooklyn despite 28 points from George Hill. David West added 14 points while CJ Watson added 13 points but the Pacers were always running in mud after allowing the Nets to storm out of the gates to a 33-15 lead after the first quarter. The loss drops Indiana to 32-42 on the season, but it's not quite over for the Pacers yet as they're only 1 1/2 games behind the eighth-placed Brooklyn but they've only got eight games left to make up the deficit.
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Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have won three of their last five and are coming off a 116-104 win over the Hornets thanks to a rare big night from Avery Bradley who poured in 30 points on 12 of 23 shooting. Evan Turner added 15 points while Marcus Smart had 14 as the Celtics won for the 10th time in their last 16 outings. The game didn't come without its dramas as the Celtics almost saw their 19-point lead disappear once Kemba Walker led the Hornets on a furious comeback effort, but the Celtics were able to fight off the rally and stay right in the playoff race with a record of 33-41, leaving them just half a game out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, while the Celtics are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
The Celtics have been a little inconsistent lately, but they've definitely been more dependable than the Pacers who just can't seem to get over the line against any team these days. I'd rather stay away from this game, but if I had to choose, I'd rather take Boston at home in this one.