NBA Pacers vs Celtics Prediction & Same Game Parlay picks: Celtics defend home court at +560 odds

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We have just 2 teams left standing out east as the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics start their NBA Eastern Conference Finals series tonight at TD Garden in what should be a thrilling matchup. Tip-off for Game 1 is at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN, and to mark the occasion, I’ve pieced together a Pacers vs Celtics Same Game Parlay. Head over to find out our NBA picks on the side and total for every conference finals matchup.

Derrick White to score 15+ points (-170)

Jaylen Brown 2+ made threes (-178)

Myles Turner over 6.5 rebounds (-128)

Tyrese Haliburton to record 8+ assists (-175)

Pacers vs Celtics Same Game Parlay odds: +560

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Derrick White to score 15+ points (-170)

Just like most other Celtics players, White didn’t encounter much resistance when trying to score the ball against the Pacers this season. He cleared this line 3 times in 5 meetings, averaging 16 points per game while shooting a respectable 45% from the field and nearly 40% from downtown. This postseason has been a great success so far as he’s upped his average from the regular season by 3 points per game, improving his efficiency across the board.

After averaging 22.4 points per game in the first round against Miami, White focused more on defense in the series against the Cavaliers, but I expect him to revert back to being score-first against Indiana. With Kristaps Porzingis still missing from the lineup, White is now the 3rd scoring option on the Celtics and Indiana has the worst defensive rating from the remaining teams in this postseason.

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Jaylen Brown 2+ made threes (-178)

It’s always a big confidence booster when you have your highest-paid player taking only 9 shots from the field and your team winning by 15 points. That’s exactly what Brown did in the Game 5 clincher against Cleveland, so a bounce-back performance could be on the cards in Game 1. Jayson Tatum has come to life lately, but he has largely underachieved in this postseason run numbers-wise. As the clear-cut 2nd scoring option, it’s up to Brown to carry some of the load.

Against the Cavaliers in the second round, Brown improved his three-point shooting by more than 10% compared to the first round against Miami, so I’m looking at him to pick up right where he left off. The Pacers aren’t exactly known for stopping opponents from shooting well from the perimeter, as during the regular season they were allowing 36.4% of attempts from beyond the arc to go in. Brown averaged 28.4 points in 5 meetings against them so I’m expecting him to do some damage here.

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Myles Turner over 6.5 rebounds (-128)

Myles Turner was among the many Pacers players who scored the ball at a very efficient rate in Sunday’s Game 7 against the Knicks. He finished with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting, grabbing 5 rebounds. That shouldn’t discourage us from backing him to do well on the boards in this game though. Whenever you have a team shooting 67% from the field you won’t have many rebounding opportunities, which would explain the somewhat low total against New York. So far in 13 postseason games, Turner is averaging exactly 6.5 boards per game, which is only 2nd to Pascal Siakam on the team. During the regular season, he averaged 7 rebounds per game against Boston in 5 meetings, playing just under 30 minutes per game. Those numbers should hold up in Game 1 on Tuesday.

Tyrese Haliburton to record 8+ assists (-175)

After his heroics in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, I have to include Haliburton in this bet. He set the tone early for the Pacers by scoring the ball as the entire team clicked and they never looked back. Scoring against the Celtics will be much tougher, so I’m looking at Haliburton to dive more into his standard distributor role here, making life easier for his teammates on the offensive end.

During the regular season, Haliburton averaged 9 dimes per game in just 27.5 minutes per game against the Celtics. He had 10 assists in his only game at TD Garden this year, his 2nd double-digit assist game of the season against Boston. I expect the C’s to throw both Derrick White and Jrue Holiday on him for extended periods of time, but Haliburton has the height advantage over both of them which is really important from a point guard’s perspective. I expect a strong performance from him in Game 1.

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