Celtics vs. Pacers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 24, 2023

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Celtics vs. Pacers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 24, 2023

NBA Predictions

Boston is a double-digit favorite against Indiana when Jayson Tatum’s Celtics (50-23) and Buddy Hield’s Pacers (33-40) square off on March 24, 2023. The line has the Celtics favored by 10.5 points. The matchup’s point total is 236.5.

Celtics vs. Pacers Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -560
  • Pacers odds to win: +416
  • Spread: Celtics (-10.5)
  • Total: 236.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Who Will Win Celtics vs. Pacers?

Celtics and Pacers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Celtics have a 4-7-1 record against the spread when favored by 10.5 points or more this season.

In games they have played as at least 10.5-point underdogs this year, the Pacers are 3-2 against the spread.

The Celtics and the Pacers combine to average 2.8 fewer points per game than the total of 236.5 set for this game.

Boston and Indiana have seen its opponents average a combined 6.1 fewer points per game than the point total of 236.5 set in this game.

The average over/under the Celtics have had set in matchups this year is 6.4 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

Indiana’s games this season have averaged a total of 234.1 points, 2.4 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Boston’s ATS record is 37-33-3 this season.

The Pacers are 39-33-1 against the spread this year.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics’ +409 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 5.6 points per game) is a result of scoring 117.8 points per game (third in the NBA) while allowing 112.2 per outing (sixth in the league).

The Celtics pull down 45 rebounds per game (seventh in the league) compared to the 44.1 of their opponents.

Boston makes 15.9 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league), four more than its opponents (11.9).

The Celtics rank third in the league by averaging 115.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are fifth in the NBA, allowing 109.6 points per 100 possessions.

The Celtics’ offense has been much better when playing at home (120.7 PPG) compared to their play on the road (115.2 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better in home games (111.9 PPG allowed) compared to their play on the road (112.5 PPG allowed).

Pacers Stats & Insights

The Pacers have a -170 scoring differential, falling short by 2.3 points per game. They’re putting up 115.9 points per game, 12th in the league, and are giving up 118.2 per contest to rank 26th in the NBA.

The 41.6 rebounds per game Indiana accumulates rank 23rd in the NBA, 3.6 fewer than the 45.2 its opponents collect.

The Pacers hit 13.8 three-pointers per game (fifth-most in the league) at a 36.6% rate (11th in NBA), compared to the 12.3 per game their opponents make, at a 37% rate.

The Pacers’ 110.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 24th in the NBA, and the 114.5 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 24th in the league.

Indiana scores 118.6 points per game at home, and 113.2 on the road.

Celtics Key Players to Watch

Tatum averages 30.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.

Marcus Smart contributes with 3.2 boards and 6.4 assists per game in addition to his 11.4 PPG scoring average.

The Celtics get 3.2 three-pointers per game out of Tatum.

Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.

Pacers Key Players to Watch

Hield racks up 17.1 points per game. He also contributes five rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season.

This season, Myles Turner has a statline that includes 17.9 points, 1.5 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game.

Hield hits 3.6 threes per game.

Tyrese Haliburton’s 1.6 steals and Turner’s 2.3 blocks per game are vital to the Pacers’ defensive effort.

Celtics vs. Pacers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Celtics (- 10.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (236.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 122 – Pacers 110

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