Celtics vs. Pacers Eastern Finals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 23

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Celtics vs. Pacers Eastern Finals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 23

Celtics vs. Pacers Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Boston Celtics take a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics are favored by 9 points in the contest, which airs on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET. The point total in the matchup is set at 225.

Celtics vs. Pacers Odds & Spread

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Celtics vs. Pacers Prediction & Pick

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Celtics vs. Pacers Betting Trends

  • The Celtics have put together a 41-36-5 record against the spread this season.
  • The Pacers have played 82 games, with 45 wins against the spread.
  • This season, Celtics games have hit the over 43 times.
  • The Pacers have hit the over 52.4% of the time this season (43 of 82 games with a set point total).
  • Boston sports a better record against the spread in home games (22-17-2) than it does on the road (19-19-3).
  • The Celtics have gone over the total in a higher percentage of home games (53.7%) than road games (51.2%).
  • This season, Indiana is 23-18-0 at home against the spread (.561 winning percentage). On the road, it is 22-19-0 ATS (.537).
  • Pacers games have gone above the over/under 61% of the time at home (25 of 41), and 43.9% of the time on the road (18 of 41).

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points, 4.9 assists and 8.1 rebounds.
  • Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.0 points, 3.6 assists and 5.5 boards.
  • Derrick White's numbers on the season are 15.2 points, 4.2 boards and 5.2 assists per game, shooting 46.1% from the field and 39.6% from beyond the arc, with an average of 2.7 made 3-pointers.
  • Jrue Holiday's numbers on the season are 12.5 points, 5.4 boards and 4.8 assists per game, shooting 48.0% from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc (seventh in NBA), with an average of 2.0 made 3-pointers.
  • Payton Pritchard's numbers on the season are 9.6 points, 3.2 boards and 3.4 assists per contest, shooting 46.8% from the field and 38.5% from beyond the arc, with an average of 1.8 made treys.

Pacers Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Pacers.
  • Tyrese Haliburton's numbers on the season are 20.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 10.9 assists per contest. He is making 47.7% of his shots from the floor and 36.4% from beyond the arc, with an average of 2.8 triples.
  • Per game, Myles Turner gets the Pacers 17.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists, plus 0.5 steals and 1.9 blocks (ninth in league).
  • The Pacers are receiving 10.2 points, 2.7 boards and 5.5 assists per game from T.J. McConnell.
  • The Pacers are getting 12.2 points, 3.8 boards and 1.5 assists per game from Aaron Nesmith.

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