Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 6.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 26-13. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.8 as they average 107.7 points per contest while giving up 101.9 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 24-15. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 111.9 points per contest and give up 105.3, which is a point differential of 6.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-18-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 16-23-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 20-18-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-14-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/07/19 PG Darren Collison Leg is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/07/19 F Myles Turner Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/19/18 C Aron Baynes Hand is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.3 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jaylen Brown averages 12.0 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.4 per game. The Pacers allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 12th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Celtics surrender 105.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.2 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Boston is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Celtics are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -6.5
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