The top team in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics (-276), will host the Pacers (+221) at 7:30 ET tonight. The Celtics are currently favored by 7 points, and the over/under line is set at 241.

This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and can be seen on TNT. The Pacers are winners of three straight and currently sit at 27-20, 6th in the East. The Celtics are 36-11 and hold a 1.5 game lead over the Raptors.

INDIANA PACERS VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers +7

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-114 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.9% and knocking down 15 threes.

Can the Pacers Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

In their last three games, the Pacers have won straight up and have also covered the spread in their last two games as the underdog. Their most recent win came against the Grizzlies, where they won by a score of 116-110. The O/U line for that game was 228.5.

For the season, Indiana has an O/U record of 28-19, and their games have averaged 247.6 points per game. Today's O/U line is set at 241.

Looking at their ATS record, the Pacers are 26-19 overall and 12-9 on the road. As the underdog, their ATS record is 16-9, and they have covered the spread in their last two games as the underdog.

Currently, the Pacers are 6th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-20. Against the East, they are 21-11 and 9-2 in their division. On the road, Indiana is 11-11.

Overall, the Pacers are averaging 113.9 points per game, while allowing 110.9 points per game. As the underdog, their scoring differential is -3.2 points per game on the road.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the best team in the league, averaging 124.8 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 122.5 points per game away from home.

Indiana has been an excellent shooting team this season, ranking first in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also the top team in two-point shooting percentage, hitting 58% of their shots inside the arc.

So far, the Pacers have been able to outscore the NBA average in 72.3% of their games. They are also the top team in assists, averaging 31.1 per game.

Coming into today's game, the Pacers' defense is giving up an average of 122.8 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.9% and 37.5% from three-point territory.

Can Boston Pull Off a Home Win?

Boston is currently in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 36-11. In the Eastern Conference, they are 24-6 and 11-1 against other teams in the Atlantic Division.

The Celtics have been favored in 44 of their 47 games this season and have a record of 34-10 in those games. As the favorite, they are 20-22 against the spread with an average scoring margin of +10.1 points per game.

At home, the Celtics have an average scoring margin of +13.0 points per game. Their overall home record is 21-2, and they are 12-10 against the spread at home.

Boston's O/U record for the season is 23-24, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today's O/U line is set at 241, and their games have averaged 230.9 points per game.

In their last game, the Celtics beat the Pelicans by a score of 118-112. The O/U line for that game was 234.5, and Boston was favored by 8 points going into the game.

In their last three games, the Celtics are 0-3 against the spread at home and 10-13 ATS on the road. Their overall ATS record is 22-23.

When playing at home, the Celtics are averaging 121.5 points per game, which is 6th in the league. Overall, they are 5th in scoring at 120.2 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.2% of their games.

Heading into this game, the Celtics are 15th in free throw attempts and 18th in pace. In terms of shooting, they are 15th in field goal percentage and 6th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics are 1st in both three-point attempts and makes. They are hitting 37% of their threes, which is 4th in the league.

Coming into today's game, the Celtics' defense is giving up an average of 110.7 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Celtics are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.4 per game.