Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers: Picks & Preview 02/23/2023

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers: Picks & Preview 02/23/2023

February 23, 2023


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Now that All-Star Weekend has passed, the NBA season is advancing toward the playoffs. The Boston Celtics’ main focus during their drive will be on securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference and returning to the NBA Finals. The Pacers from Indiana will probably be competing for a position in the play-in round of the playoffs.
Due to the return of several players, the Celtics roster is the healthiest it has been in months. He will also be joined by Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, who will be carrying a mask. After setting a single-game scoring record of 55 points in the all-star game, Jayson Tatum just completed an MVP performance.
On the strength of a stifling defense, the Celtics cruised through the second half of last season and into the NBA Finals. The Celtics appear to have regained their defensive form after battling for much of the first half without Robert Williams III. Boston has improved its scoring defense ranking to seventh in the NBA.
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The Indiana Pacers hope to contend for an Eastern Conference playoff spot when they return from their vacation. Indiana is currently 12th in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 26-34. The Pacers have had trouble recently, winning just 2-8 of their last ten games.
They did end the first half on a high note, coming back from a 24-point deficit to defeat the Bulls 117-113. Buddy Hield ended with 27 points, surpassing the legendary Reggie Miller of the Pacers for the most 3-pointers made in a season.
As the Pacers take on the Celtics, who are now in first place in the Eastern Conference, they are hoping that their victory over Chicago will carry over. The Pacers’ scoring offense enters this contest ranked 15th in the league. The Pacers now rank only 25th in field goal percentage.

Celtics vs Pacers Game Information

  • Date: 02/23/2023
  • Time: 07:10 PM ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • How to Watch Celtics vs Pacers: Bally Sports Indiana
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Celtics vs Pacers Betting Lines

Celtics are -350 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $29. On the other side, Pacers are +280 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $280.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 77.78% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pacers have 26.32% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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