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Pacers vs. Celtics NBA Odds and Preview – January 10th, 2022

By Carlos Chacon

The Pacers recovered from a lengthy losing streak by overcoming the Jazz, 125-113. This is a good build-up for the team as they take on the Celtics at the TD Garden on Monday night. Meanwhile, the hosts avoided three straight defeats with a victory against the Knicks in their most recent matchup.

Nitrobetting brings you a detailed look at the upcoming Pacers vs. Celtics game. We feature event details, team and player statistics, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which aim to help you find the best picks.

Pacers vs. Celtics Game Information

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Why Bet on the Indiana Pacers?

The Pacers average 108.1 points (17th) on 45.8% shooting (15th) per game. Although they are not the most efficient team from beyond the arc, the side does have solid shooting numbers from the two-point range. The team currently hits 54.8% of their two-point attempts per game. This number is significantly better than the Celtics, which the Pacers can use to their advantage.

Defensively, the Pacers are the slightly better team when it comes to total rebounding. The team averages 53.1 total rebounds (13th) per game. We also see solid numbers from the squad when it comes to offensive boards. They average 10.5 offensive rebounds (12th) per game.

The visitors still have two of their starters unavailable in this matchup. Guards Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert are recovering from injuries. This leaves Keifer Sykes and Duane Washington Jr. filling in for the starting positions. Furthermore, the recent addition of Lance Stephenson added more offensive firepower that the squad can utilize on Monday night.

Why Bet on the Boston Celtics?

We expect the Celtics to bring their defensive prowess to the table as they host Monday night’s game. They are the better defensive team on paper. The team limits opponents to 106.1 points (ninth) per game. They also have the tools to limit the Pacers’ two-point shooting. Asa team, the Celtics hold the second-best opponent two-point shooting percentage at 50.1% per game. Furthermore, they record a 44.0% opponent shooting percentage (fifth) in 40 games played.

On offense, the Celtics have to step up to keep up with their competitors’ numbers. They average 107.7 points (19th) on 44.4% shooting (23rd) per game. The team is also superior when it comes to free-throw shooting, hitting 81.5% (fourth) of their shots from the foul line. Additionally, the hosts have a slight three-point shooting advantage at 33.6% (23rd) versus the Pacers’ 32.7% (26th). However, we do not expect the game to be decided from this end of the ball game.

The Celtics have a healthy lineup coming into the game, featuring the trio of Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Jayson Tatum leading the charge.

Pacers vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Pacers are 2-3 in the last five regular-season road games against the Celtics (3-2 ATS).
  • The Pacers are 1-2 in the last three regular-season games (2-1 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Pacers’ last five regular-season road games against the Celtics.
  • The Celtics are 6-4 in the last ten regular-season games against the Pacers (4-6 ATS).
  • The Celtics are 3-2 in the last five regular-season games at the TD Garden (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in five of the Celtics’ last ten regular-season home games against the Pacers.

Pacers vs. Celtics Expert Betting Prediction

The Pacers gain some tempo back after recovering from a losing cycle. Although this is a game that leaves them as the underdogs, it was impressive to see the team overcome the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference in their most recent matchup. We look forward to a more confident Pacers squad coming into the game. Covering the spread should be doable for the side, but a win needs the team to be at their very best.

We find an improved Celtics team at the other end of the spectrum. Despite being a dark horse in this year’s playoffs, some inconsistencies need ironing. Nevertheless, the Celtics are this game’s favorites.

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