Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics - 11/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (4-4) at Indiana Pacers (4-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers clash Saturday night in a NBA matchup at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Boston Celtics look for a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 25.7 points and 7.1 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 19.7 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Indiana Pacers could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 110 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 21.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Myles Turner is averaging 16.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. C.J. Miles is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing seven assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won seven straight home games.
The Celtics are 36-14-1 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games. The Pacers are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings.
The Pacers lost to the 76ers on Friday, so laying chalk with them here is a little risky. However, it's not like the Celtics are playing to their potential either and are just 1-3 SU on the road this season. The Pacers play their best ball at home and will be eager to bounce back after losing to the worst team in the league. I'll take the Pacers and the small line.