Indiana Pacers (15-15) at Boston Celtics (15-17)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing six of its last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 21.5 points and 5.7 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics look to snap a three game losing streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 47 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.4 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The Pacers are 2-5-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers continue to run hot and cold and their a tough team to get behind due to the inconsistency. The Boston Celtics don't look good to say the least and are losing their last five games by an average of 3.8 points while allowing 48.5 percent shooting from the field. The Pacers are playing the better basketball entering this contest, but I still lean Celtics here at home. The Celtics have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Pacers. I'll lay the reasonable number if forced to pick this game.