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Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics

January 30, 2024






Game one of the doubleheader on TNT will feature the Indiana Pacers traveling to Boston, Massachusetts to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday evening.

Indiana enters this game winners of three straight which includes Sunday’s 116-110 win at home against the Memphis Grizzlies which has improved their record to 27-20 and puts them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers play at one of the fastest tempos in the NBA this season which makes them one of the highest-scoring teams while also leaving them vulnerable defensively as they enter this game averaging the most points per game with an average of 124.5 points per game while allowing the 3rd most points per game with an average of 122.79 points allowed per game. 

Tyrese Haliburton is a game-time decision with a hamstring injury for the game against Boston, however, he has played a pivotal role in the success the Pacers have had offensively as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 23.6 points and 12.6 assists per game. The Indiana Pacers will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to face the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics will be playing in their 3rd game in the last four days, however, they have won four of their last five games including Monday’s come-from-behind win at home against the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 118-112. Boston has been the best team in the NBA this season as they have the best record in the league at 36-11 and have been a top 5 team offensively and defensively as they enter this game averaging the 4th most points per game while allowing the 4th fewest with an average of 120.26 points per game while allowing an average of 110.7 points per game. 

Jaylen Brown has been one of the better players on the Celtics this season as he is 2nd on the team in scoring and leads the team in steals with an average of 22.6 points and 1.12 steals per game. The Boston Celtics will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Pelicans when they host the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday evening. 

BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 5.5-point favorites at home against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday evening. Boston has won six of the last ten while Indiana has won two of the previous three meetings. The Pacers have covered the spread in six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series. The Indiana Pacers are 26-19-3 ATS overall, 11-9-1 ATS on the road, and 16-10-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Boston Celtics are 23-22-2 ATS overall, 13-10 ATS at home, and 22-21-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Boston has the best record in the NBA while Indiana has the 6th best record in the Eastern Conference, however, Indiana has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three matchups. The Pacers have covered the spread in six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 26-19-3 ATS overall while the Celtics are 23-22-2 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Indiana Pacers when they travel to face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Indiana Pacers +6