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  • Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics tips for Thursday, May 23
  • NBA Playoffs game is taking place at TD Garden
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Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics Predictions & Tips

Indiana are tipped to cover as an underdog in Game 2 of this series.

Boston are on a roll, but they are starting to find covers hard to come by and Indiana have covered the number consistently in recent meetings.

  • Boston Celtics have failed to cover in 4 of their last 5 games
  • Indiana Pacers have covered in 7 of the last 10 meetings
  • The Over has cashed in 5 of the last 6 meetings
  • The Over has hit in 9 of Boston’s last 11 home games

Head To Head

  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 127-97
  • Boston Celtics lead this NBA Playoffs series 1-0
  • Boston Celtics won 133-128 in overtime when the two teams last met on May 21

Indiana Pacers Form

Indiana go into the second game of the series looking to respond to a loss before heading home for the next two games.

The Pacers, who went 47-35 in the regular season, downed Milwaukee in six games in the first round, responding to a Game 1 loss with four wins in five games.

They then embarked on a marathon series with New York, which required all seven games to determine a winner.

Each team won their first three home games of the series, before Indiana finally broke that trend with a series-clinching 130-109 victory in Game 7.

The Pacers failed to follow that up in the opening game of this series though, as they surrendered a late lead and lost 133-128 in overtime in Boston.

Boston Celtics Form

Boston will look to follow up their Game 1 win and take control of this series before heading out on the road.

The Celtics, who put together a league-best 64-18 record during the regular season, booked their place in the Eastern Conference Finals with 4-1 series wins over Miami and Cleveland.

They responded to a shock 111-101 home defeat to Miami in Game 2 with 104-84, 102-88 and 118-84 victories to advance from the first round.

Boston also lost the second game of their series with Cleveland, but again they hit back with a run of three consecutive victories, beating the Cavaliers 106-93, 109-102 and 113-98.

The Celtics then took their win streak to four games, and drew first blood in the conference finals, by beating Indiana 133-128 in overtime in Game 1 on Tuesday.

Verdict

Boston continue to stack up playoff wins, but they have rarely covered in recent weeks.

Their recent spread record against Indiana is not great either, so we are taking the Pacers and the points in Game 2.

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