Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 36-34. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 45-26. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 32-38-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 33-37-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 36-33-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 32-38-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Paul George comes into this game averaging 22.3 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Jeff Teague averages 15.1 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Al Horford averages 14.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.84 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.46 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Celtics allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 110.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +8.5
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