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Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 4/1/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Indiana Pacers (25-52) vs. Boston Celtics (47-30)
April 1, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -14.5; Over/Under: +221
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The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The Indiana Pacers look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning six of their last eight games.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 110.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists, while Buddy Hield is averaging 18.5 points and 5 rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Duarte is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.1 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.4 points and 3.2 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 overall. The over is 6-1 in Celtics last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Indiana Pacers look like a team that’s ready for the season to end, as they’re losing their last five games by an average of 17.4 points while allowing 56.7 percent shooting from the field. The Boston Celtics have been consistent over the last month both SU and ATS, and they’re winning their last five games by an average of 9.6 points despite back-to-back losses. Massive line, but the current form shows you why. I’ll lay the chalk if forced to pick, but there’s probably better options out there.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Boston Celtics -14.5

Randy Chambers

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