Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 1/12/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Indiana Pacers (15-25) will try to beat the Boston Celtics (19-21) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday.
The Celtics took the court against the Knicks and took home the win by a score of 99-75 in their last contest. Boston ended the contest with a 47.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 76) and converted 12 out of their 29 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Celtics buried 15 of 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Boston allowed 36.7% from the field on 29 out of 79 shooting. New York earned 40 assists and had 13 steals for this game. Moreover, New York grabbed 29 rebounds (11 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 8 blocks. New York finished the game at 40.0% from the charity stripe by making 6 of their 15 attempts. They also knocked down 11 out of their 31 shots from long range. With respect to fouls, the Celtics ended up walking away with 15 and the Knicks finished the game with 12 fouls.
Jaylen Brown is a guy who had an impact in this matchup. He scored 22 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Brown finished shooting 60.0% from the field and earned 11 dimes.
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Boston comes into this one with a mark of 19-21 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Boston is pulling in 45.8 boards per contest and has 910 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Celtics are shooting 33.6% on shots from distance (488 of 1,452) and 81.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 107.7 points per outing (19th in the league) on 44.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Celtics are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.4 fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 9th in the league in points per game allowed (106.1). The Celtics are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.0% (1,548 of 3,519) and they surrender 45.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 857 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Pacers went home victorious with a score of 125-113 against the Jazz. Concerning team rebounding, Indiana allowed Utah to snag 30 overall (9 offensive). They shot 42.9% from 3-point land via 15 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 19 from the free throw line (94.7%). The Pacers permitted the Jazz to knock down 40 of 84 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.6% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Pacers shot 44 out of 80 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Indiana converted 14 of their 29 tries (48.3%). They were able to knock down 23 of those for a percentage of 71.9%. The Jazz had 14 fouls for the contest which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 32 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Pacers snagged 33 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this matchup.
Domantas Sabonis was important for the Pacers in this game. Sabonis tallied 42 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and totaled 3 dimes in this contest. He buried 18 of 22 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 81.8%, and had 6 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 15-25 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pacers are hitting on 45.9% from the floor, which is 15th in the league. Indiana has scored 4,324 pts for the year (108.1 per game) and they collect 44.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 24.0 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest. The Pacers have committed 20.0 fouls per game while shooting 77.5% from the charity stripe.
The Indiana defense allows 35.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (426 of 1,205) and opponents are making 78.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 22.0 dimes and 42.6 total boards per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 4th in the league. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 16th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 108.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (23rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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