Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Prediction: Celtics Favored to Win Game 1 [2024 NBA Playoffs]

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Prediction: Celtics Favored to Win Game 1 [2024 NBA Playoffs]

The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers are scheduled to meet in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on Tuesday, with tipoff at 8:00PM ET.'s comprehensive preview of Tuesday's Pacers vs. Celtics matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Pacers vs. Celtics Prediction: Who Will Win Game 1

We have used advanced machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Tuesday's NBA Playoffs matchup between the Pacers and Celtics 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model currently gives the Celtics a 79% chance of beating the Pacers in Game 1 of the 2024 Eastern Conference Finals. Our predicted final score in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference Finals has the Celtics winning 116-106.

According to our model, the bookmakers have got it right, and both the Pacers and Celtics have a 50% chance of covering the spread, while the over/under total of 222.5 points also has a 51% chance of going under.

The winner of the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference Finals will progress to the NBA Finals. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series between the Pacers and Celtics is at Boston's TD Garden.

Pacers vs. Celtics Game 1 Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Pacers Celtics
Spread +9.5 (-105) -9.5 (-115)
Moneyline +350 -425
Total o222.5 (-115) u222.5 (-105)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Pacers vs. Celtics Game 1 Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, combined with the best odds, reveal the top betting picks to place on every game, including Pacers vs. Celtics. Our best NBA bets for Tuesday are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Pacers vs. Celtics Game 1 Player Props

Betting on Indiana vs. Boston NBA prop bets? We uss the best information available to project key individual stats for each team, such as points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers.

Pascal Siakam is expected to lead the Pacers with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while Jayson Tatum is projected to finish with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the Celtics.

Pacers Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Pacers:

Pascal Siakam 21 8 4 1
Myles Turner 21 7 2 2
Tyrese Haliburton 19 4 10 3
T.J. McConnell 12 3 6 1
Andrew Nembhard 11 3 4 1

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Celtics Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Celtics:

Jayson Tatum 32 10 7 3
Jaylen Brown 30 7 4 2
Derrick White 17 5 5 3
Jrue Holiday 15 6 5 3
Payton Pritchard 12 3 3 2

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Pacers vs. Celtics Game 1 Information

Tuesday's Game 1 between the Celtics and Pacers in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled to commence at 8:00PM ET.


Our full betting coverage of the Pacers vs. Celtics includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

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We predict the Celtics, with a 79% win probability, will likely beat the Pacers on Tuesday.

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