Basketball betting heavily favors the Boston Celtics on Tuesday as they host the Indiana Pacers.
It is a really good spot for Boston since they will face a tired Indiana team that was playing last night at home against Milwaukee. Here are some trends and stats for this Tuesday night NBA betting matchup.
Basketball betting has seen the Celtics win six of the last ten games against Indiana and Boston is 6-4 against the NBA betting odds. What is somewhat surprising is that the Pacers actually beat Boston earlier this season at Indiana by a score of 113-104. And keep in mind that the Pacers covered at Boston last season, losing only 104-99. It should be noted that they were also blown out 114-96 and that might be the more likely scenario in this basketball betting matchup on Tuesday. Three of the last four in this series have gone over the basketball betting total.
Can the Pacers cover the basketball betting spread? The answer is yes, but most of the time you don’t want to take them vs. the basketball betting odds. Indiana is simply not very good in any area in NBA betting. They have a losing basketball betting record at home and on the road. Their leading scorer is not even averaging 20 points a game. It should be noted that Danny Granger is hurt though or he would be well over that mark. Indiana is below average on offense and below average on defense as basketball betting stats show, and in last place in their division.
Boston has a very good straight up record but caution has to be advised when the Celtics are at home because so often they are laying big numbers. Boston is well below .500 at home in basketball betting. The Celtics have an excellent team but covering big numbers is something they have not done well lately. The Celtics are great defensively, ranking #1 in the league but on offense they are just mid-pack and that can be a basketball betting problem when they are laying double digits.
Most people will look to take Boston in this basketball betting contest. There is simply not a lot to like with Indiana without Granger in the lineup. The Celtics struggle though at home laying big points so it could be a little dicey late in this NBA betting game.