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Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 2/26/2021

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (15-16) will look to fend off Malcolm Brogdon's Indiana Pacers (15-15) on February 26, 2021. The Celtics are a 2.5-point favorite. The point total for the matchup is 219.

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How to Watch

Time: 7:30 PM EST
TV Channel: ESPN

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Celtics vs. Pacers Betting Data

Celtics vs Pacers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -2.5 -110 -110 219 -110 -110

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has a losing record against the spread this season, going 15-16 ATS.
  • The Celtics have not fared well as a 2.5-point favorite, going 8-9 against the spread when favored by at least 2.5 points.
  • Boston routinely hits the over, eclipsing the point total in 17 of 31 games (54.8%).

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Pacers Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Indiana is under .500: 14-16.
  • When the Pacers are at least 2.5-point underdogs, they're 8-9 against the spread.
  • Indiana hit the over in a majority of its outings this season: 17 of 30 games (56.7%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Boston and its opponents have gone over Friday's 219 total in 19 out of 31 games (61.3%) this season.
  • In Indiana's games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Friday's matchup total in 19 out of 30 matchups (63.3%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 224.2 points per game, 5.2 points more than the total of 219 for this game.
  • This game's over/under is 3.3 fewer points than the 222.3 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Celtics have seen a 221.4 over/under in their games this season, 2.4 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 6.1 points separates the average total points bet in Pacers' games (225.1 points) and this matchup's over/under (219 points).

Previous Matchups

Boston has won a majority of its last 10 games against Indiana, going 8-2, while the Pacers hold a 2-1-1 edge against the spread when matched up with 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

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    Celtics Players to Watch

    • The scoring leader for the Celtics this season is Tatum, who averages 25.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game.
    • Boston's leading rebounder is Tristan Thompson averaging 8.4 boards per game and its best passer is Marcus Smart and his 6.1 assists per game.
    • The Celtics get the most three-point shooting production out of Kemba Walker, who knocks down 2.8 threes per game.
    • Smart and Tacko Fall lead Boston on the defensive end, with Smart leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and Fall in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

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    Pacers Players to Watch

    • Brogdon is the top scorer for the Pacers with 21.7 points per game. He also tacks on 4.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game to his stats.
    • Indiana's leader in rebounds is Domantas Sabonis with 11.8 per game, and its leader in assists is T.J. McConnell with 6.6 per game.
    • Brogdon is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Pacers, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
    • McConnell (1.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for Indiana while Myles Turner (3.4 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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    Injury Report

    Celtics:

    Marcus Smart: Out (Calf),

    Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist)

    Pacers:

    JaKarr Sampson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),

    T.J. Warren: Out (Foot),

    Caris LeVert: Out (Kidney)

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