Pacers vs. Celtics Prediction and Odds: Back Indiana as Underdog

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis.
Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers will hit the road on Monday to face an up-and-down Boston Celtics team at TD Garden in Boston. 

Indiana has been one of the bigger disappointments in the NBA this season, currently sitting at 15-25 for the season, but it hasn’t been horrible against the spread, going 20-19-1.

Boston has struggled to finish games in the 2021-22 season, and head coach Ime Udoka has questioned his team’s mental toughness over the past few weeks. 

Can Boston take care of business at home on Monday? Here are the latest odds via WynnBET:

Pacers vs. Celtics Odds, Spread and Total


  • Pacers +7 (-110)
  • Celtics -7 (-110)


  • Pacers +225
  • Celtics -280


  • 216 (Over -110/Under -110)

Pacers vs. Celtics Prediction and Pick

The Pacers have struggled to win games this season, but they are an elite team as an underdog, going 12-6 against the spread and covering in four of their last five games as an underdog. 

Boston, on the other hand, has covered just once in its last six games as a favorite. 

If Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles, questionable) is back for Indiana tonight, this line is going to move at WynnBET, so I am going to jump on it early and hope that Brogdon does return. 

Lance Stephenson has been a revelation for Indiana, and the Pacers can expose Boston’s smaller frontcourt with Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis. It’s not the prettiest play, but the Pacers should be able to hang around tonight. 

Lean: Pacers +7 (Season NBA Best Bets Record: 83-89-2)