Boston Celtics (3-0) vs Indiana Pacers (2-1)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -11.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics play host to the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Wednesday night.
The Indiana Pacers were aiming for a third straight win before they got stopped in their tracks by the Bulls in a 112-105 loss on Monday. Myles Turner led the team with 20 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, Tyrese Haliburton added 19 points with 13 rebounds while Bruce Brown and Bennedict Mathurin chipped in with 15 points apiece. As a team, the Pacers shot just 40 percent from the field and 12 of 46 from the 3-point line as they got off to a decent start and led for most of the contest, until the final 5:38 where the Bulls outscored them by 20-11 to snatch the game away.
Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are still undefeated on the season and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after blowing past the Wizards in a 126-107 road win on Monday. Jaylen Brown led the way with 36 points on 13 of 24 shooting, Jayson Tatum added 33 points on 14 of 21 shooting while Kristaps Porzingis chipped in with 15 points on seven of nine shooting. As a team, the Celtics shot 50 percent from the field and 19 of 53 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start, pouring in 42 points in the first quarter to take the early double-digit lead and they didn't take their foot off the gas until the margin ballooned to 37 points.
The Pacers could be severely shorthanded here as Jalen Smith, Bennedict Mathurin and Tyrese Haliburton are all listed as questionable, while the Celtics are coming in at full strength. This is certainly a game where you want to double check the starting lineups before tipoff given how important Mathurin and Haliburton are to the Pacers, but if I had to choose now, I'd side with the red-hot Celtics to keep their momentum going with another big win and cover at home.