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Celtics vs. Pacers odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 10 prediction from proven computer model

The Boston Celtics will take on the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday at TD Garden. Boston is 19-21 overall and 12-8 at home, while Indiana is 15-25 overall and 3-15 on the road. This will be the first game of a two-game set between these teams that concludes at Indiana on Wednesday night. 

Boston is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Celtics vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 214.5. Before entering any Pacers vs. Celtics picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Celtics vs. Pacers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Pacers vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Pacers spread: Celtics -6.5
  • Celtics vs. Pacers over-under: 214.5 points

What you need to know about the Celtics

Everything went Boston’s way against New York this past Saturday, as it notched a 99-75 win. The score was close at the half, but the Celtics pulled away in the second half with 55 points. It was another big night for shooting guard Jaylen Brown, who posted his first career triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.

The Celtics blew a 25-point lead in a loss to the Knicks last Thursday, so it was a much-needed bounce-back effort. Boston had lost five of its previous seven games and had lost 11 of 17 overall entering Saturday’s game. Brown has been a bright spot, averaging 29.5 points over his last four contests. Forward Jayson Tatum added 19 points in the win. 

What you need to know about the Pacers

Indiana is coming off one of its best wins of the season, taking its matchup against Utah in a 125-113 decision. Power forward Domantas Sabonis poured in a career-high 42 points on an 18 of 22 shooting effort. His performance helped the Pacers snap a six-game losing streak, which was their longest of the season. 

Veteran guard Lance Stephenson has burst onto the scene, scoring 16 points and dishing out a career-high 14 assists in the win over Utah. Stephenson scored a season-best 30 points in a loss to Brooklyn last Wednesday. The Pacers are currently without Caris LeVert, Goga Bitadze and Justin Anderson due to protocols, while Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) and Torrey Craig (reconditioning) are questionable.

How to make Celtics vs. Pacers picks

The model has simulated Celtics vs. Pacers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pacers vs. Celtics? And which side covers well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks. 

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