Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 4/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics (47-30) welcome the Indiana Pacers (25-52) at TD Garden on Friday.
The Pacers faced off with the Nuggets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-118 in their last contest. Indiana ended the contest with a 45.4% field goal percentage (44 of 97) and made 12 of 40 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Pacers made 18 of their 23 shots for a rate of 78.3%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 37 with 18 of them being offensive. They also doled out 29 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 11 steals. With respect to the defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 62.5% from the field on 50 out of 80 shooting. Denver recorded 43 assists and had 33 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Denver grabbed 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Denver ended up shooting 92.9% at the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 14 tries. They made 12 of 28 attempts from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Pacers finished with 21 and the Nuggets racked up 19 personal fouls.
Tyrese Haliburton is one guy who came through for this game. He ended up with 15 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played for 37 minutes played and also pulled down 5 boards. Haliburton finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 12 assists.
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Indiana will play this game with a record of 25-52 on the year. They currently have an average of 110.8 points per contest (13th in the NBA) while hitting 46.2% from the floor. The Pacers are hitting 34.1% on shots from distance (927 of 2,716) and 76.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is collecting 44.1 boards per contest and has tallied 1,934 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.3 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Pacers are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are relinquishing 36.7% on 3-point shots and they rank 25th in the NBA in points per game allowed (114.0). The Pacers are giving up a FG percentage of 48.0% (3,248 of 6,772) and they surrender 43.2 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 16th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,897 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Celtics took a loss by a final score of 106-98 when they played the Heat. In regard to team rebounding, Boston permitted Miami to pull down 38 in all (4 offensive). They finished shooting 38.2% from 3-point land by shooting 13 out of 34 and ended up going 17 of 25 from the charity stripe (68.0%). The Celtics permitted the Heat to bury 38 out of 79 tries from the floor which left them shooting 48.1% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Celtics walked away from this one shooting 35 for 85 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Boston buried 11 of their 37 attempts (29.7%). They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 73.9%. The Heat were called for 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Celtics to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while earning 9 steals in the game. The Celtics recorded 36 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this matchup.
Jaylen Brown ended up being a major contributor for the Celtics in the game. He made 9 out of 22 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 40.9%, and tallied 10 rebounds. Brown tallied 28 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 6 dimes in the game.
Boston has a win-loss mark of 47-30 on the year. The Celtics are committing 18.6 personal fouls per game while shooting 81.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per contest (15th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest. Boston has accumulated 8,515 points on the year (110.6 per game) and they pull down 46.2 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Celtics are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which is ranked 18th in the league.
The Boston defense concedes 33.7% on shots from distance (908 of 2,695) and their opposition knocks down 78.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 21.5 dimes and 44.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 1st and 12th in basketball. The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 104.0. They are able to force 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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