Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers: 12/27/2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 27, 2020

The Indiana Pacers (2-0) are only 2-point underdogs against the Boston Celtics (1-1) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The game tips at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-BOS. The point total in the matchup is 221.5.

Betting Information

Celtics vs Pacers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -2 -115 -105 221.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Boston holds an 8-2 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups with Indiana. The Pacers have an advantage against the spread (1-0-1) when taking on the Celtics.

Celtics vs Pacers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/10/2020 Celtics Pacers -3 214.5 -147 124 Regular Season 114-111 BOS
12/11/2019 Pacers Pacers -1.5 211 -121 102 Regular Season 122-117 IND
4/21/2019 Pacers Playoffs 110-106 BOS
4/19/2019 Pacers Playoffs 104-96 BOS
4/17/2019 Celtics Playoffs 99-91 BOS
4/14/2019 Celtics Playoffs 84-74 BOS
4/5/2019 Pacers Regular Season 117-97 BOS
3/29/2019 Celtics Regular Season 114-112 BOS
1/9/2019 Celtics Regular Season 135-108 BOS
11/3/2018 Pacers Regular Season 102-101 IND
  • 3/10/2020 DNP – Celtics: Jaylen Brown; Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb
  • 12/11/2019 DNP – Celtics: Marcus Smart; Pacers: Victor Oladipo
  • Celtics Betting Information

    • Against the spread, Boston was strong last season, posting a 50-34-5 record.
    • The Celtics posted a winning record of 30-23-4 against the spread when the spread was -2 or bigger.
    • Boston and its adversaries combined to cover the point total in 44 of 89 games last season (49.4%).
    Bet on the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Championship.

    Pacers Betting Information

    • Indiana covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 38-36-3 ATS.
    • When they play as at least 2-point underdogs, the Pacers have a record ATS of 19-17-2.
    • Indiana and its opponents hit the over in more than half of their games last season — 39 of 77 (50.6%).
    Bet on the Indiana Pacers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 35 of 89 outings (39.3%) last season, the Celtics and their opponents scored at least this matchup’s point total of 221.5 points.
    • Indiana and its opponents combined to score at least 221.5 points in 27 of 77 opportunities (35.1%) last season.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 7.0 fewer points per game last season (214.5) than this matchup’s total of 221.5 points.
    • The average total the Celtics had set in games last year was 1.9 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average point total for the Pacers last year was 4.8 points less than this game’s over/under.
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    Celtics Leaders

    • Jayson Tatum put up 23.4 points per game last season.
    • Tristan Thompson collected 10.1 rebounds per game and Jeff Teague dished out 6.1 assists per matchup.
    • Kemba Walker had a solid showing from long distance a season ago. He knocked down 3.2 shots from deep per game.
    • Marcus Smart collected 1.7 per game. Daniel Theis averaged 1.3 blocks an outing.

    Pacers Leaders

    • TJ Warren averaged 19.8 points per game last season.
    • Malcolm Brogdon collected 7.1 assists a game and Domantas Sabonis pulled down 12.4 rebounds per outing.
    • Doug McDermott had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He hit 1.9 shots from deep per game.
    • Justin Holiday averaged 1.2 steals per game. Myles Turner collected 2.1 blocks an outing.
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