Boston 49-33 | 21-20 away
vs Indiana 48-34 | 29-12 home
Friday 8:30pm ET
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Boston vs Indiana Fri, Apr 19

8:30pm ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Odds
Open
Current
BOS
IND
O/U
+2
-2
203.5
+2.5
-2.5
205

Consensus Picks


Computer BOS +2.5 o/205
*Community BOS +2.5 56% u/205 50%

*Consensus from 9410 predictions.

Highlights
112.414thPoints PG108.022nd
44.522ndRebounds PG43.024th
26.35thAssists PG26.09th
108.08thPoints Allowed104.71st
15th OFFENSE 23rd
14th FG % 6th
7th 3 PT % 5th
22nd Rebounds 24th
7th DEFENSE 1st
4th FG % 6th
4th 3 PT % 14th
19th Rebounds 5th
2018-19 Atlantic Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Toronto 58 24 .707 W2
Philadelphia 51 31 .622 W1
Boston 49 33 .598 W1
Brooklyn 42 40 .512 W3
New York 17 65 .207 L1
2018-19 Central Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Milwaukee 60 22 .732 L1
Indiana 48 34 .585 W1
Detroit 41 41 .500 W2
Chicago 22 60 .268 L3
Cleveland 19 63 .232 L10
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  • @AMC • 1m

    Indiana is done guys ,boston wins and under 205.5

    My Pick: Boston +3 & Under 205 60%
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  • @EasyMoney • 1m

    Indiana's spirit is already broken. They really thought they could get one if not both in Boston. I thought Boston made a mistake at the end of the season letting everyone rest but it looks like it will work for them this round. I still don't see them getting out of the next round.

    My Pick: Boston +3 50%
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  • Against popular belief I like the C's here. Normally, when the Celtics go on the road in the postseason, you tend to fade them a bit. After all, they were 0-3 against Milwaukee on the road in the opening round last season, 1-1 against Philadelphia and 0-3 against the Cavaliers en route to a seven-game loss in the conference finals. If youre scoring at home, thats a 1-7 road mark in the postseason last year. The difference between last year and this year is the competition: Milwaukee had Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia had Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and Cleveland had LeBron James leading the way. Indiana hasBogdanovic, who averaged only 13.5 points per game on 43.9 percent shooting in four regular season games against Boston. He had 23 in Game 2 but scored only 12 in Game 1. When the game was on the line in the final minute, the lone Pacers shot attempt didnt leave his hands: Wesley Matthews, who is five of 16 in the series, misfired on a pullup three-point attempt and that was it. Until the Pacers show they can score and play a full 48 minutes, you have to fade them. Take the points and the Celtics here.

    My Pick: Boston +3
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  • @BadMan • 1m

    Under 205 may be a trap but I can't resist. Anyone else on this boat?

    My Pick: Under 205.5 50%
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  • @SI • 1m

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    NBA Playoffs: Kyrie Irving, Celtics look in sync against Pacers | SI.comKyrie Irving couldn't wait to play in the playoffs for the Celtics. After a challenging season that has questioned his leadership and commitment, the All-Star is showing Boston what he can do on the NBA's biggest stage. https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/18/kyrie-irving-celtics-pacers-nba-playoffs-brad-stevens-jayson-tatum-game-2

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  • @rotowire • 1m

    Boston vs Indiana injuries and projected lineup.

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  • @Covers • 1m

     Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers on 2019-04-19 added by Covers

    Covers community free betting prediction for
    Boston Celtics
    (53% consensus). Kyrie Irving is making the most of his first playoff series with the Boston Celtics, who take a 2-0 lead into Game 3 at the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Irving scored 20 points and helped lead a dominant defensive effort in a series-opening 84-74 win and finished with 37 points, seven assists and six rebounds in Wednesday's come-from-behind 99-91 victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference best-of-seven matchup... http://bit.ly/2B27bSW

  • @OddsShark • 1m

    Betting Prediction for Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers on April 19, 2019, 8:30 PM ET

     Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers on 2019-04-19 added by OddsShark

    Free Betting Prediction: Boston will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .

    After two games that saw neither team top 100 points, the Boston Celtics head to the Hickory State to face the Indiana Pacers in Game 3. The Celtics took a 2-0 series lead with a furious fourth quarter and stunned the Pacers by going on a 10-0 run in the final 51 seconds to win by eight points. The Celtics won their last game in Indiana by 20 points when homecourt was on the line for this series and have won five of their last six trips to Indy.The Pacers opened as 3-point favorites with a total of 203.5. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2IFKmI6

  • @celtics • 1m

    CelticsBlog: Preview: Celtics look to take commanding lead in Game 3 vs. Pacers

    NBA

    The Celtics first round playoff series now shifts to Indianapolis as the team defended their home court and have a 2-0 lead in the series. Boston should feel confident going on the road because the first two games proved they just have more talent on the court than the Pacers. Although, as we have seen many times this season, that does not always result in wins, but this has been a strong start to a postseason run.

    Going into Game 3, Indiana will be playing with their backs against the wall. Teams normally do not come back from a 3-0 deficit, so this game will be crucial.

  • @celtics • 1m

    CelticsBlog: Celtics Practice Report from Indiana: Kyrie, Marcus Smart, Brad & Gordon talk (videos)

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    INDIANAPOLIS -- Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reminds everyone of last year's struggles on the road during the post season, says Boston has to play at its best in order to grab a 3-0 lead in its best-of-7 series.

    BRAD STEVENS:

    MARCUS SMART:

    Marcus Smart is still a long way from making a return, compares the pain of his oblique injury to being punched my Mike Tyson

    KYRIE IRVING:

    Kyrie Irving talks about what it takes to be successful on the road during the playoffs and how the Celtics need to stay focused in Game 3, survive the Pacers' scoring runs.

  • @celtics • 1m

    Boston.com: Celtics notebook: Return to Indiana no biggie for Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward

    NBA

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Friday night's Game 3 will be a homecoming of sorts for Celtics coach Brad Stevens and forward Gordon Hayward.

    The pair of Indiana natives will be returning to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Celtics hope to extend their 2-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers in their first-round playoff series. The setting should certainly hold a level of sentimental value for Hayward, who, as a high school senior at Brownsburg, hit a buzzer-beater to win the 2008 state basketball tournament.

    "That's something I'll never forget," Hayward said after shootaround Friday morning.

  • @celtics • 1m

    Celtics Life: Celtics have shut down Pacers in two quarters over two playoff games

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    The Celtics lead the series 2-to-0 against the Pacers in Round One of the Eastern Conference playoffs, and shutting down Indiana's offense in the 3rd quarter of Game One and the final quarter of Game Two played a huge role. Despite Terry Rozier's lackluster offensive games, he has been a workhorse on defense, particularly in Game Two.

    A look at the #Pacers shotchart in the 4Q. They were 0-for-9 on 2-point shots and seven of those were basically at the rim.

  • @celtics • 1m

    Red's Army: Enemy Chatter: Pacers outplayed the Celtics in 5 or 6 of the 8 quarters

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    We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here's a look at some enemy chatter from Indiana.

    Whether it was Wesley Matthews or Bojan Bogdanovic's fault on the ill-fated out of bounds play, the Indiana Pacers fourth quarter scoring drought was as much of or more of a problem than that turnover. (Update: Wesley took the blame.)

    Make no mistake, any chance of winning the game was figuratively and literally thrown away at that moment, but another awful offensive quarter was at the heart of Indiana's collapse.

  • @celtics • 1m

    Boston.com: Kyrie Irving scores 37 as the Celtics beat the Pacers 99-91 in Game 2

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    BOSTON (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round series.

    Coming out of a timeout and with a chance to tie, the Pacers' Wesley Matthews threw an inbounds pass into the bench on the other side of the court with 12.1 seconds left. On the ensuing play, the Celtics' Al Horford passed to Jayson Tatum, who was fouled on a two-handed dunk. He completed the three-point play to make it 97-91 with 8.

  • @Pacers • 1m

    Indy Cornrows: An all-too familiar second half collapse puts Pacers in 0-2 hole against Celtics

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    The formula for success for the post-Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers has been pretty simple: put together a complete game and good things have come from that. Too often however, they've seen winning efforts fade away on the back of a single stretch of basketball. Whether it be a five minutes, a quarter, or a half, the Pacers have quite literally shot themselves out of numerous games and it's been a trend that's unfortunately carried over to the playoffs.

    In Game 1, their seven point halftime lead evaporated after the Celtics drubbed the Pacers 26-8 in the third quarter.

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