Celtics vs. Pacers Betting Preview: C’s Favorites On The Road

  • The Boston Celtics are favored over the Indiana Pacers.
  • The Pacers have won six of their last seven games SU.
  • The Celtics have a 7-3 record SU against the Pacers in their last 10 games.

INDIANAPOLIS – Two teams in the top five standings of the Eastern Conference face off as the Indiana Pacers (39-25) host the Boston Celtics (42-21) tonight. The Pacers won the first matchup over the Celtics 122-117 at Bankers Life Field House and need another win over Boston to make up ground for higher seeding in the postseason.

The Celtics are looking to get back on track and end their two-game losing streak. The matchup of two playoff teams should be a tightly contested game with plenty of ways for bettors to net a return at sportsbooks.

Celtics-Pacers Betting Odds

The Boston Celtics are three-point favorites to beat the Pacers tonight as the road team. The Celtics (37-23-3 ATS) are still favored despite losing four of their last five games. Taking the Pacers (33-28-3 ATS) to cover the spread might be the best bet for tonight’s matchup especially with the injuries plaguing the Celtics.

If shopping money line odds for the Pacers tonight the sportsbook Bovada’s +140 odds are slightly better than BetOnline’s +130 odds for Indiana. The Celtics will be without starting small forward Jaylen Brown tonight and that could be the difference in the Pacers winning their second straight game over Boston this season.

Fade the Celtics -150 money line odds and roll the dice on the underdog Pacers tonight who should win their third straight game.

Online sportsbooks have the total in this game is set at 215. Take the Over as this game should become a shootout and the last time the Celtics-Pacers played the Over hit.

Player Prop Bet of the Game - Domantas Sabonis To have 20+ points and 13+ total rebounds (+225)

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All-Star center Domantas Sabonis has been one of the biggest parts of the Pacers' success while Victor Oladipo has been out this season. Sabonis has averaged 18.3 points, 12.5 rebounds, and five assists this season which are all career highs.

He’s scored at least 20 points in his last two games played and is coming off a 17-rebound performance in his last game against the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics frequent use of small ball lineups will present plenty of opportunities for Sabonis to eclipse 13 total rebounds tonight.

Take the +225 odds as Sabonis will be the focal point of the offense still with Malcolm Brogdon out and Oladipo still easing his way back into the lineup.

Those who bet on NBA games might want to take Sabonis to have a big game tonight and maybe even parlay this bet with the Pacers underdog odds to net an even bigger return.

After this game, the Boston Celtics will finish a two-game road trip against the Milwaukee Bucks who have the NBA’s best record. The Pacers will hit the road to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in another important game for Eastern Conference playoff seeding.

The Celtics-Pacers tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and can be streamed on NBA League Pass.