Celtics vs Pacers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, February 23, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (42-17) visit the Indiana Pacers (26-34) on February 23, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers are underdogs by an eight-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. The matchup’s over/under is set at 232.

How to bet Celtics vs. Pacers

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -349 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +276 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 232 points.

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Celtics vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Celtics vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Celtics have played 59 games, with 31 wins against the spread. Boston has won 40, or 72.7%, of the 55 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 31 out of 60 opportunities (51.7%).

The Pacers are 31-28-1 against the spread this year. Indiana has won 37.5% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (18-30). Pacers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 28 times in 60 opportunities (46.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 55 30.6 8.6 4.5 1 0.8 3.3
Jaylen Brown 48 26.5 7 3.2 1.1 0.5 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 50 14.7 4.2 3.7 0.6 0.3 2
Derrick White 59 11.8 3.3 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 42 11.1 3.5 7.1 1.4 0.4 1.8


Pacers Leaders
Tyrese Haliburton 48 19.9 3.8 10.1 1.8 0.4 2.9
Myles Turner 50 17.5 8 1.3 0.6 2.3 1.6
Buddy Hield 60 17.5 4.9 2.7 1.1 0.3 3.8
Bennedict Mathurin 60 17.2 4.1 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.4
Aaron Nesmith 53 9.8 3.8 1.2 0.8 0.4 1.5
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Celtics vs. Pacers Injury Report

Pacers: None

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has been led by its offense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by scoring 117.9 points per game. It ranks seventh in the league in points allowed (111.7 per contest). In home games, the Celtics are scoring 7.1 more points per game (121.2) than they are when playing on the road (114.1). In their last 10 games, the Celtics have been putting up 119 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 117.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Boston has been getting things done in terms of three-point shooting this season, ranking second-best in the NBA in three-pointers per game (15.9) and fifth-best in three-point percentage (37.8%). This year, the Celtics have taken 52.1% two-pointers, accounting for 61.9% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 47.9% from three-point land (38.1% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana is 15th in the NBA in points scored (114.5 per game) and 22nd in points conceded (117.1). At home the Pacers are putting up 116.7 points per game, 4.7 more than they are averaging away (112). The Pacers are posting 111.4 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 3.1 fewer points than their average for the season (114.5).

Indiana is sixth in the league in 3-pointers made (13.8 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.2%). The Pacers attempt 42.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 57.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 33.6% of the Pacers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 66.4% are 2-pointers.

Celtics vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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