Boston Celtics (17-3) at Indiana Pacers (11-8)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +2 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling after winning 17 of their last 18 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 95.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.5 points and 5.2 assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won nine of their last 10 road games.
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 22.9 points and 3.8 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four of their last six home games.
The Celtics are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 road games and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Pacers are 14-29-1 ATS in their last 44 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Pacers continue to be that surprise team in the East and now have a chance to gain some attention with a win over the Celtics. The problem is we only have to lay a bucket with a team that's won 17 of their last 18 games. I'm not sure how you can pass that up. So, while the Pacers are playing good ball, the Celtics have been a winning and covering machine all season long. I'll lay my two points based on the value.