Pacers vs. Celtics Player Props & Predictions – Game 3 (Saturday)

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers in the first half during game two of the eastern conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at TD Garden.
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If you’re on the hunt for predictions regarding Pacers vs. Celtics, look no further. The Celtics are hitting the road to challenge the Pacers on Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 ET. Currently, the total is 222.5, with Celtics being favored by 7. Check out our Pacers vs. Celtics player props and predictions.

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Pacers vs. Celtics Odds

  • Spread: Celtics -7
  • Total 222.5

Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 25
  • Time: 8:30 ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis IN
  • TV: ABC

Celtics Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Celtics have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten road contests, the Celtics offense has averaged 109 points per game while allowing an average of 102. Boston posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a straight up record of 5-0, while going 2-3 against the spread.

Pacers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Pacers have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Indiana has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Pacers have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.

Can Boston Go Up 3-0 On The Road?

In their most recent game, the Celtics defeated the Pacers by a score of 126-110. The combined scoring total of 236 easily went over the O/U line of 225.5. Boston covered the spread as 8.5-point favorites.

This season, the Celtics have an O/U record of 50-43-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. Today’s O/U line is set at 222.5, which is lower than their season average of 227.5 points per game.

Boston’s ATS record for the season is 48-42, and they have covered the spread in their last five games as the favorite. On the road, their ATS record is 22-21, and they have an average scoring differential of +8 points per game.

The Celtics are 1st in the Eastern Conference with a record of 64-18. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 41-11 and 23-7 against the West. On the road, they are 31-14.

Offensively, the Celtics are averaging 120.6 points per game this season, which is the 2nd best mark in the league. They have been even better on the road, with an average of 116.9 points per contest, which is the 3rd best mark in the league. Boston leads the league in three-point shooting percentage this season, at 38%, and they are also the top team in three-pointers made, at 16.5 per game.

Jayson Tatum has been playing well of late, averaging 30 points and 10.4 rebounds in his last five games. Across these games, he averaged 5.8 assists. Over his last five, Jaylen Brown has hit 43.5% of his threes and 56.8% of his shots from the field, averaging 26.4 points per game. Jrue Holiday is averaging 18 points and 6.4 assists in his last five games while hitting 53.6% of his threes.

Will the Pacers Come Through as Home Underdogs?

In Pacers games this season, the average over/under line is 237.9, which is higher than today’s line of 222.5. Indiana’s games have averaged 241.2 points per game.

The Pacers have gone over the O/U line in their last four games. In their most recent game against the Celtics, the teams combined for 236 points, surpassing the O/U line of 225.5.

Indiana’s ATS record for the season is 52-43, including a 26-20 record at home. They have covered the spread in their last two home games.

Indiana’s last game was also against the Celtics, and they lost by a score of 126-110. The Pacers were 8.5-point underdogs in that game, and they are currently 7-point underdogs for today’s game.

Overall, the Pacers are 47-35 this season, which is good for 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 32-20 and 11-6 in their division.

Indiana comes into the game as the NBA’s top-scoring offense, averaging 123.3 points per game. They have been even better at home, with an average of 124.7 points per contest. Looking at their shooting efficiency, the Pacers have hit 50% of their shots from the field, which leads the league.

Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.8 points per game over his last five games while hitting 56% of his shots and 50% of his threes. Myles Turner has hit 58.5% of his shots and 57.1% of his threes in his last five games. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 17.8 points and 7.6 assists in his last five games.

Pacers vs. Celtics Player Props

A player prop we are looking at is Jayson Tatum and his points prop of 29.5.

Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -102 while the under is at -118. In his matchup vs. the Pacers, we are recommending to take the under on Jayson Tatum and his prop of 29.5 points. Our player projection model has him falling short of his prop with a projected 29.

  • The Prop: Jayson Tatum Under 29.5 Points (-118)

Pacers vs. Celtics Predictions

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Celtics vs. Pacers game, our recommendation is to take the Pacers at +7. Despite our model showing the Celtics winning 116-115, we like Pacers as our point-spread pick.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 222.5 and given that our model is projecting 231 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Pacers +7 | at Fanduel Sportsbook