The Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at TD Banknorth Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 12-point favorites versus the Pacers, while the game’s total is sitting at 205½.
Jarrett Jack collected 20 points and dished out six assists to lead the Pacers over the Grizzlies 104-99 on Wednesday. The Pacers covered the 7.5-point spread, and the 203 points fell UNDER the posted total of 208.
The Celtics were upset 93-91 by the Clippers last time out, as 10.5-point favorites. That game’s 184 points went UNDER the posted total of 200.
Paul Pierce netted 20 points, while Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo added 17 points apiece in the loss.
Indiana: 25-35 SU, 31-27-2 ATS
Boston: 46-13 SU, 33-26 ATS
Indiana most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
Boston is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana home to Denver, Sunday, March 1
Boston home to Detroit, Sunday, March 1