The Boston Celtics (44-31) will take on the Indian Pacers (45-30) in the NBA League at the TD Garden on Friday night. They split the four-game season series 1-1 with the Celtics winning the last meeting.
Boston end their four-game losing streak with a 116-106 win in Cleveland against the Cavaliers on Tuesday despite not playing Kyrie Irving. The Celtics maintained their lead in the first-half and were 82-70 during the third quarter, but Cavaliers’ Marquese Chriss scored a 3-pointer to tie the game at 92 with 9 minutes to play. The Boston bounced back and closed the deal with a 24-14 run special thanks to Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris.Embed from Getty Images
The Pacers’ road woes continued Wednesday night in loss to the Thunder, 107-99, in Oklahoma City. Indiana Pacers made a confident start taking the lead of 9 points in the first-half, but the club faltered badly in the third quarter and wasn’t able to recover.
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The confidence was fueled by a strong performance from the Thunder in the third quarter with a 24-0 run while Pacers missed fourteen shots in a row. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 28 points while Domas Sabonis finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds, Preview and Prediction
The Pacers are struggling in recent weeks having lost five of their last six games as well as nine straight losses on the road. The club sits fourth in the Easter Conference and are only one game ahead of the Boston Celtics in the same conference.
The Boston Celtics are looking forward to keep momentum going after winning their last game to Cleveland Cavaliers. The club are placed fifth in the Eastern Conference, only one game behind the Pacers. Meanwhile, Celtics announced that both Al Horford and Robert Williams are probable to play against the Pacers.
The Celtics have averaged 112 points on shooting and allowed 108 points per game. The Pacers have averaged 108 points on shooting and allowed 104 points per game.
Both the teams have been in a poor form for the last few weeks, and therefore it’s difficult to predict the outcome of this game. We expect a very tight game here so the best bet will be total points in the match.
Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds, Preview and Prediction: Total Points- Over 211.5 @ 1.75 at Pinnacle Sports