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Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers 12/21/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Indiana Pacers (15-16) vs. Boston Celtics (22-9)
December 21, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -10; Over/Under: +229
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The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The Indiana Pacers have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The Boston Celtics have lost 4 of their last 5 games.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 114.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 47 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 19.7 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 18 points and 4.1 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 119.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.5 points and 3.6 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 2 days rest. The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Celtics last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Boston Celtics are due for a breakout performance, but they’re in bad shape over the last week with losses in 4 of their last 5 games, and they’re losing by an average of 8.6 points during that span. The Indiana Pacers aren’t that bad of a team as they compete, and they lose as underdogs by an average of 3.3 points. The Pacers can hang around. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Indiana Pacers +10

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