Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (30-25) at Boston Celtics (40-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, CSNN
The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 24 points and 4.1 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 13.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points and five assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last six home games.
The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Boston, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Getting free points with the Indiana Pacers does hold value considering the Celtics are on the end of a back to back that included overtime. However, the Pacers have lost five straight to the Celtics and seven of the last 10 meetings overall. The Celtics are also a very tough team to beat when they have all of their guys, and they're outscoring teams by nearly six points at home this season. The Indiana Pacers have cooled off recently on the road and are just 6-10 ATS this season when an underdog by less than five points. Give me Boston and the reasonable line.