Boston Celtics (1-2) at Indiana Pacers (3-0)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers PK -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Boston Celtics look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 108 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 52 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 26 points and 3.7 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 25 points and 8.7 rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 2.7 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing eight rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers look for another win to improve to 4-0 on the year. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 118 points on 52 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 24.3 points and 11 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 22 points and 2.5 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing four rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games. The Pacers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The over is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 overall. The under is 7-3 in Pacers last 10 overall. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Indiana.
The Boston Celtics are off to a sluggish start on the defensive side and it may take time to adjust to Kemba being sidelined and Gordon Hayward no longer around. The Indiana Pacers are a team I mentioned from the start will be worth keeping an eye on, as Oladipo is healthy, Warren has come into his own and Sabonis is back from his injury. The Pacers are a really good basketball team that I'll continue to back when the line is favorable. The Pacers just beat the Celtics as well. I'll back them again in this pick em.