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Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers Preview & Picks – Celtics To Advance In NBA In-Season Tournament

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04 Dec 2023
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  • Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers picks for Monday, December 4
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers Preview & Picks
  • Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Boston Celtics Form
  • Indiana Pacers Form

Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers Preview & Picks

Boston are tipped to cover as they advance to the semi-finals of the NBA IN-Season Tournament.

The Celtics have already took advantage of Indiana’s bad defense once this season, and they are likely to do it again here.

  • Boston beat Indiana by 51 points back on November 1
  • Indiana Pacers are 0-8-0 ATS in defeats this season
  • The Over has hit in 16 of Indiana’s 18 games so far
  • The Over has cashed in 7 of the last 8 meetings in Indiana

Head To Head

  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 124-95
  • Boston Celtics won 155-104 when the two teams last met on November 1

Boston Celtics Form

Boston come into this NBA In-Season Tournament quarter-final in good form that has taken their record to 15-4.

The Celtics have won 10 of their last 12 games and each of their last three, putting them top of the Eastern Conference and in the final eight of this new competition.

Their last defeat came on November 24 when they were beaten 113-96 in Orlando in the group phase of the tournament, but since then they have won three straight.

Boston rebounded with a 113-103 victory over Atlanta, and they backed that up with a 124-97 blowout of Chicago that sealed a 3-1 record in their tournament group.

The Celtics then made it three-in-a-row last Friday night, beating Philadelphia 125-119 in a big conference matchup.

Indiana Pacers Form

Indiana enter this matchup on the back of a big road win, but in mixed form with four defeats in their last eight games leaving them 10-8.

The Pacers won 132-126 in the tournament in Philadelphia, only to then return home for a 128-116 defeat at the hands of Orlando.

They bounced back in the tournament to win a shootout with Atlanta, 157-152, but again they failed to build on a victory as they then lost 132-131 to Toronto.

Indiana responded with a 136-113 tournament win over Detroit, sealing a 4-0 record in the group stage, only to then lose their next two games, 114-110 to Portland and 142-132 in Miami.

The Pacers quickly avenged that loss to the Heat though, winning 144-129 when the two teams met again on Saturday night.

Verdict

Indiana may score a ton of points, but they also give up a bunch of them too.

They were blown out by 55 points in Boston last month, and while the margin is unlikely to be that big again, we are confident that the Celtics will win and cover in this return meeting.

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