Celtics vs. Pacers Predictions, Best Bets and Odds: Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 – Thursday, May 23, 2024

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The Boston Celtics are 9-point favorites in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden on Thursday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. The Celtics have a 1-0 series lead. The over/under in the matchup is set at 225.

Trying to gain an edge on Thursday’s game? Find out the best bets available in this matchup (based on our computer predictions) in the article below.

How to Bet on Celtics vs. Pacers

Pick the Celtics (-9) to Cover

  • The Celtics have 42 wins against the spread in 82 games this year.
  • The Pacers are 44-35-3 against the spread this season.
  • The Celtics have an ATS record of 19-15-2 in their 36 games when favored by 9 points or more so far this season.
  • The Pacers have been underdogs by 9 points or more three times this season and covered the spread once.
  • Take the Points Over (225)

  • Out of 82 games thus far this year, the Celtics have had 47 with over 225 points scored, their current matchup’s over/under.
  • The Pacers have played in 65 games this season (79.3% of opportunities) in which the teams combined to score more than 225 points.
  • These teams average a combined 243.9 points per game, 18.9 more points than the over/under of 225 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.4 more points per game (229.4) than this matchup’s total of 225 points.
  • The average total for Celtics games this year is 4.8 more points than the total of 225 in this game.
  • The average point total for the Pacers this season is 18.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.
  • Back the Celtics on the Moneyline (-395)

  • The Celtics have been chosen as favorites in 79 games this year and have walked away with the win 63 times (79.7%) in those games.
  • The Pacers have been the moneyline underdog 38 total times this season. They’ve finished 20-18 in those games.
  • The Celtics have a mark of 33-3 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by -395 or better on the moneyline.
  • The Pacers have played in three games as a moneyline underdog with odds of +310 or longer without a win.
  • The Celtics have an implied victory probability of 79.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Pacers a 24.4% chance to win.
  • Top Celtics Props

    Name Points O/U Rebounds O/U Assists O/U
    Jayson Tatum 30.5 10.5 5.5
    Jaylen Brown 25.5 6.5 3.5
    Derrick White 16.5 4.5 4.5
    Jrue Holiday 13.5 5.5 4.5
    Al Horford 10.5 7.5 2.5

    Top Pacers Props

    Name Points O/U Rebounds O/U Assists O/U
    Pascal Siakam 20.5 7.5 3.5
    Tyrese Haliburton 18.5 4.5 8.5
    Myles Turner 16.5 7.5 1.5
    Aaron Nesmith 11.5 4.5 1.5
    Andrew Nembhard 10.5 2.5 4.5

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