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Celtics vs. Pacers Eastern Finals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 21

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Celtics vs. Pacers Eastern Finals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 21

Celtics vs. Pacers Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: ESPN and ESPN2

The Indiana Pacers are heavy 10-point underdogs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Tuesday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN and ESPN2. The matchup has an over/under of 222.5 points.

Celtics vs. Pacers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

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Celtics vs. Pacers Prediction & Pick

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Celtics vs. Pacers Betting Trends

  • The Celtics have put together a record of 41-36-5 against the spread this season.
  • The Pacers have 45 wins against the spread in 82 games this season.
  • Celtics games have gone over the total 43 times this season.
  • Pacers games this season have eclipsed the over/under 43 times in 82 opportunities (52.4%).
  • Boston has covered the spread in a higher percentage of its home games than road games. It has covered 22 times in 41 opportunities at home, and it has covered 19 times in 41 opportunities in road games.
  • The Celtics have gone over the total in a higher percentage of home games (53.7%) than away games (51.2%).
  • Against the spread, Indiana has been better at home (23-18-0) than away (22-19-0).
  • Looking at the over/under, Pacers games have finished over more often at home (25 of 41, 61%) than away (18 of 41, 43.9%).

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum's numbers on the season are 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest, shooting 47.1% from the field and 37.6% from downtown, with an average of 3.1 made 3-pointers (seventh in NBA).
  • Jaylen Brown is averaging 23 points, 5.5 boards and 3.6 assists. At the other end, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Derrick White is averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists. At the other end, he averages 1 steal and 1.2 blocked shots.
  • Jrue Holiday is averaging 12.5 points, 4.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds.
  • Payton Pritchard is averaging 9.6 points, 3.4 assists and 3.2 boards.

Pacers Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam averages 21.7 points for the Pacers, plus 7.1 boards and 4.3 assists.
  • Tyrese Haliburton's numbers on the season are 20.1 points, 3.9 boards and 10.9 assists per contest. He is making 47.7% of his shots from the floor and 36.4% from 3-point range, with an average of 2.8 treys.
  • The Pacers are getting 17.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Myles Turner.
  • The Pacers receive 10.2 points per game from T.J. McConnell, plus 2.7 boards and 5.5 assists.
  • The Pacers receive 12.2 points per game from Aaron Nesmith, plus 3.8 boards and 1.5 assists.

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