Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers 2/26/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 26, 2021

The Boston Celtics (15-16) are favored (-3) to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Indiana Pacers (15-15) at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, February 26, 2021 at TD Garden. The contest airs on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 219.

Betting Information

Celtics vs Pacers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -3 -110 -110 219 -110 -110
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Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Boston has an 8-2 record against Indiana. The Pacers hold a 2-1-1 advantage against the spread when taking on the Celtics.

Celtics vs Pacers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/29/2020 Pacers Pacers -1 218.5 -115 -106 Regular Season 116-111 BOS
12/27/2020 Celtics Pacers -3 220.5 -144 121 Regular Season 108-107 IND
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
  • 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

    • Boston has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 15-16 record.
    • The Celtics have posted an even record of 6-6 against the spread when the spread is -3 or bigger.
    • More often than not, Boston and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 17 of 31 chances this season.
    Bet on the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Championship.

    Pacers Betting Information

    • Indiana has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 14-16 ATS.
    • The Pacers have gone 8-8 against the spread when they are at least a 3-point underdog.
    • Indiana has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 56.7% of matchups this year (17 out of 30 opportunities).
    Bet on the Indiana Pacers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 19 of 31 outings (61.3%) this year, the Celtics and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s point total of 219 points.
    • Indiana has played in 19 games this year (out of 30 total matchups — 63.3% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 219 points.
    • The Celtics and the Pacers combine to average 5.2 more points per game than the over/under of 219 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.3 more points per game (222.3) than this game’s over/under of 219 points.
    • The average point total for Celtics games this year is 2.4 more points than the over/under of 219 in this matchup.
    • The average point total for the Pacers this year is 6.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Celtics Leaders

    • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics scoring 25.6 points per game.
    • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson’s 8.4 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart’s 6.1 assists per game .
    • The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker from beyond the arc. He hits 2.8 shots from deep per game.
    • Boston’s blocks leader is Tacko Fall, who collects 1.4 per game. Smart leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.

    Pacers Leaders

    • Malcolm Brogdon owns the Pacers top spot in scoring with 21.7 points per game and also tacks on 4.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest.
    • Domantas Sabonis (11.8 rebounds per game) and T.J. McConnell (6.6 assists per game) are the Indiana leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • Brogdon is tops from three-point range for the Pacers, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
    • McConnell is at the top of Indiana’s steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Myles Turner leads the squad in blocks with 3.4 per game.
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