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Celtics vs. Pacers odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 12 prediction from proven computer model

The Boston Celtics will take on the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Indiana is 15-26 overall and 12-10 at home, while the Celtics are 20-21 overall and 7-13 on the road. The Celtics have won four of their past six games, while the Pacers have lost seven of their last eight. 

The Celtics have won the last three games between the teams, including when they played on Monday. Boston is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Pacers vs. Celtics odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 210.5. Before entering any Celtics vs. Pacers 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 entered 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 Pacers vs. Celtics. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Celtics vs. Pacers:

  • Pacers vs. Celtics spread: Pacers +2.5
  • Pacers vs. Celtics over-under: 210.5 points

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What you need to know about the Celtics

In the first of two consecutive games between the teams on Monday, Boston won 101-98 over Indiana in overtime. Robert Williams III posted a double-double on 14 points and 12 rebounds along with three blocks. Jaylen Brown also had a double-double on 26 points and 15 boards in addition to six assists. Jayson Tatum scored 24 points despite going 0 for 7 from beyond the arc.

Marcus Smart (thigh) is doubtful for Wednesday’s game, while Payton Pritchard (health and safety protocols) is out. Smart has missed three games this season and the Celtics have lost all three. He’s a big part of Boston’s No. 6 defensive rating, so if he can’t suit up then Indiana’s guards could go off.

What you need to know about the Pacers

Domantas Sabonis scored only 11 points but had 23 rebounds on Monday, as he also had 10 assists to complete a triple-double. Lance Stephenson missed a potential game-tying three-pointer late in overtime but scored 14 points off the bench. Torrey Craig scored 19 points off the bench as Indiana’s reserves outscored its starters 50-48.

The Pacers missed 18 of their first 22 three-point attempts on Monday and 26 of 37 overall. A big reason for their inefficiency from beyond the arc was because the Pacers were missing three key perimeter players. Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), Caris LeVert (conditioning), and Chris Duarte (personal) all sat out on Monday and are questionable for Wednesday’s game. 

How to make Pacers vs. Celtics 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 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pacers vs. Celtics? And which side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Celtics vs. Pacers spread you need to jump on Wednesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out

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