The Boston Celtics are coming off failing to cover a -6.5 spread in the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Celtics are 6-3-1 ATS in their previous 10 games played.
The Indiana Pacers are heading into the contest after covering a +6.5 spread in the 112-109 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The Pacers are 7-0 as the favorites in their previous seven games.
Celtics looking bounce back on the roadComing off a busy offseason, the Celtics have pushed their way forward towards holding one of the best records in the Eastern Conference. It has seen their depth show out towards helping them hold one of the top records in the East. They have had tremendous balance and a strong core group of talent on the court. That has seen them become a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference that could have realistic chances of making a deep playoff run. Their strong group of talent has put them in a promising spot on the court that has them in the position to guide their way towards securing one of the best records in the league. They have pushed forward behind the stellar play of forward Jayson Tatum, who has become one of the best young scorers in the league and overall talents.
Tatum has emerged as the Celtics' best scoring option on the court as he has taken his game to the next level as the season has worn along. He's currently averaging 23.4 points per contest while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 39.9 percent from beyond the arc. Tatum has taken his production up a notch over the last nine games, averaging 30.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting from the floor and 48.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc. That has seen him tally north of 30 points three times in his previous five games, including a pair of double-doubles. His production will be a key part in helping guide the Celtics in the right direction on the road against a formidable Eastern Conference opponent on Tuesday night on the road. The balanced overall production should be more than enough to guide them forward towards earning a much-needed win.
Pacers are hitting their strideThe Pacers have put together another campaign that once again sees them well entrenched in the playoff picture with about a fourth of the regular season left to play. They have had their struggles with finding consistency throughout the year that has been impacted by injuries along the way. They have one of the more balanced rosters in the league that have helped guide them to another likely playoff berth. The Pacers are entering the contest hitting a bit of their stride on the court having won eight out of their previous 10 games that have pushed them into the promising spot that they are in.
That has seen big man Domantas Sabonis break out with a strong campaign that has helped him earn his first All-Star Game selection. Sabonis has been their most consistent scoring option on the court as he's averaging 18.3 points and 12.5 rebounds while shooting 53.2 percent from the floor this season. He has already set a franchise record with 50 double-doubles in a single campaign. Sabonis has been hitting his stride over the previous five games with a double-double in each contest while scoring north of 20 points in each of his previous two games played. In the previous meeting against the Celtics this year, Sabonis tallied 15 points and 14 rebounds in the contest. The Pacers will need him to head the change in the frontcourt to push the Pacers forward.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are:
- Indiana is 2-6 ATS in their last eight games at home.
- Boston is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against Indiana.
- Boston is 5-0 ATS in their last five games on the road.