Celtics vs. Pacers Prediction & Picks: Line, Spread, Over/Under – Eastern Conference Finals Game 4

The Boston Celtics are 7.5-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN and ESPN2. The Celtics have a 3-0 series lead.

Celtics vs. Pacers Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN and ESPN2
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo (Regional restrictions may apply)
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

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Celtics vs. Pacers Score Prediction

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 120 – Pacers 114

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Spread & Total Prediction for Celtics vs. Pacers

  • Pick ATS: Pacers (+ 7.5)
  • Computer Predicted Spread: Celtics (-5.7)
  • Pick OU:
    Over (222.5)
  • Computer Predicted Total: 234.2
  • The Pacers have a 44-38-0 ATS record this season compared to the 43-39-0 mark of the Celtics.
  • Boston (27-25) covers a higher percentage of games when it is favored by 7.5 points or more this season (51.9%) than Indiana (4-4) does as a 7.5+-point underdog (50%).
  • Both Boston and Indiana games have gone over the point total 53.7% of the time this year.
  • As a moneyline favorite this year, the Celtics are 62-16, a better tally than the Pacers have recorded (20-18) as moneyline underdogs.

Celtics Performance Insights

  • It’s been a dominant stretch for the Celtics, who are scoring 120.6 points per game (second-best in NBA) and giving up 109.2 points per contest (fifth-best).
  • Boston is top-five this season in rebounding, ranking second-best in the league with 46.3 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 14th with 43.3 rebounds allowed per contest.
  • The Celtics rank 14th in the NBA with 26.9 dimes per game.
  • Boston ranks best in the NBA with 11.3 turnovers per game. On the other hand, it ranks worst in the league with 11.3 forced turnovers per contest.
  • The Celtics have been shining when it comes to three-point shooting this year, ranking best in the NBA in treys per game (16.5) and second-best in three-point percentage (38.8%).

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Pacers Performance Insights

  • On offense, the Pacers are the best team in the NBA (123.3 points per game). But defensively they are fourth-worst (120.2 points allowed per game).
  • Indiana is the third-worst squad in the NBA in rebounds per game (41.5) and 15th in rebounds allowed (43.4).
  • With 30.8 assists per game, the Pacers are best in the NBA.
  • In terms of turnovers, Indiana is 11th in the NBA in committing them (12.3 per game). It is 10th in forcing them (13.2 per game).
  • Beyond the arc, the Pacers are 10th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (13.2). They are ninth in 3-point percentage at 37.4%.
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