Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers - 11/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (4-4) at Boston Celtics (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -2.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, CSNN
The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics square off Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Indiana Pacers look for a road win to get them a game above a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 94.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 95.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.5 points and 4.9 assists while George Hill is averaging 15.9 points and four rebounds. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.8 assists and Jordan Hill is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and are forcing nearly 17 turnovers per game. The Pacers have allowed 98 or less points in five of their last six games. The Pacers have lost eight of their last 12 road games. Rodney Stuckey is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Boston Celtics also look for a big win to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.7 points and 5.8 assists while Jared Sullinger is averaging 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing three assists. The Boston Celtics are coming off a Tuesday win over the Bucks in which they allowed 41.1 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers. The Celtics are forcing nearly 20 turnovers per game. The Celtics have split their last 10 regular season home games. Marcus Smart is questionable with a toe injury.
The Pacers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games. The Pacers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Boston and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I like the way the Pacers are playing right now and think they have a shot to win this game outright given that they're rested and playing a Boston team that has to travel after playing Tuesday. Also, the Pacers have beaten the Celtics already this season and have won six of the last nine meetings overall.