Indiana Pacers (2-1) vs. Boston Celtics (3-0)
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics 11/1/23 – The early stages of the NBA season bring an exciting matchup as the Indiana Pacers, boasting a 2-1 record, face off against the undefeated Boston Celtics. Set to light up the TD Garden this Wednesday evening, both teams come in with strong performances, aiming to continue their momentum. As fans prepare to witness this thrilling encounter, we’ll provide you with the NBA exclusive free tips.
For the Indiana Pacers, their start to the season has seen them average an impressive 124.3 points per game. With a field goal percentage of 47.8% from their 97.7 attempts, they have managed to sink nearly half their shots. Their 3-point shooting has been reliable as well, making 37% of their attempts from downtown. However, they’ve been more dominant from the free-throw line, boasting an 85.2% conversion rate. With 48.7 rebounds per game and a commendable assist tally of 33.3 per game, the Pacers seem to be in good rhythm.
In comparison, the Boston Celtics, while maintaining an unblemished record, have an average of 117.7 points per game, marginally trailing the Pacers. Boasting a field goal percentage of 48.5%, the Celtics demonstrate commendable efficiency in their shot conversions. Their proficiency from beyond the arc is registered at 35.9%, which, while notable, slightly lags behind the Pacers. However, the Celtics compensate in other statistical areas, especially on the defensive front, recording an impressive 7.7 blocks per game.
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics 11/1/23 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Tyrese Haliburton (PG) vs. Jayson Tatum (SF)
For the Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton has commenced the season with commendable performances. Averaging 20 points per game coupled with a noteworthy 12.3 assists per game, he exemplifies a formidable presence on the court. Furthermore, his assist to turnover ratio of 4.6 underscores his adept ball-handling capabilities and his proficiency in orchestrating opportunities for his colleagues.
On the other side, Jayson Tatum for the Celtics has been nothing short of phenomenal. With an average of 29.7 points per game and pulling down 8.3 rebounds, he’s been a significant factor behind the Celtics’ undefeated start. His ability to perform under pressure and his versatile playmaking will undoubtedly make him the player to watch.
When Haliburton and Tatum clash on the court, we’re set to witness a battle of raw talent against experience. Haliburton’s playmaking abilities up against Tatum’s scoring prowess could well determine the outcome of this game.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Boston Celtics -476, Total Odds: 236
The current betting odds heavily favor the Boston Celtics, given their undefeated run. However, with a spread of -11 for the Celtics, there’s a possibility for the Pacers to cover, especially if Haliburton keeps up his form. The total set at 236 suggests a high-scoring affair, in line with the teams’ recent performances.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Pacers have seen the total go OVER in 5 of their last 6 games, indicating their high-scoring encounters. Their record against Boston, however, isn’t impressive, standing at 4-15 SU in the last 19 games. On the road, they’ve struggled against Boston, with a 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
Boston, while enjoying a good run, has seen the total go UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games. Their home record against the Pacers stands strong at 8-1 SU in their last 9 games, giving them the edge in this encounter. Furthermore, they’ve been dominant against Eastern Conference opponents, standing at 4-1 SU in recent games.
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics 11/1/23 Betting Picks
Given the current form of both teams, this game promises to be closer than the odds suggest. While the Celtics, playing at home, hold the edge, the Pacers, led by the in-form Haliburton, could pose a significant challenge.
For those looking for premium sports picks, the Pacers covering the spread seems a tempting choice, given their recent high-scoring games. As for the over/under, considering both teams’ scoring abilities, going OVER 236 might be the way to go.
Free Pick and Prediction: Boston Celtics 122, Indiana Pacers 115.