NBA Picks

Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics 1/12/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boston Celtics (20-21) vs. Indiana Pacers (15-26)
January 12, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers +3.5; Over/Under: -
(Click here for latest betting odds)

The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.2 points and 3 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.

Draft Kings Bonus Offer

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.1 points and 4.6 assists, while Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 19 points and 5.3 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Lance Stephenson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Celtics last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 11-4 in Pacers last 15 home games. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Boston Celtics are one of the bigger underachievers this season and not a team I want to back much, but the Pacers are awful right now and that includes an overtime loss a couple of days ago against these Celtics. The Indiana Pacers can’t do anything right, with losses in 10 of their last 13 tries, and they’re losing their last five games by an average of 2.6 points. I don’t trust the Celtics, but I’ll still lay the bucket here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Boston Celtics -3.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

Related Articles

Back to top button