Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics NBA Betting Tips 3/29/2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, March 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 8.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 45-30. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3.8 as they average 107.8 points per contest while giving up 104.0 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 44-31. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.6 points per contest and give up 108.0, which is a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-38-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-45-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-38-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 42-33-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.2 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jaylen Brown averages 13.0 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 104.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 13th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.4. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Celtics surrender 108.0 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Pacers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Indiana is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Celtics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 7th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -8.5
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