Pacers vs Celtics: Odds, Injuries, Lineups & Stats For Game 3 (5/25/24)

Written By Editorial Team on May 25, 2024
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The Boston Celtics are scheduled to play against the Indiana Pacers on May 25, at 8:30 PM, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game will be broadcast on ABC. Betting odds favor the Celtics with a point spread of 7.0 and an over/under of 222.5. Tyrese Haliburton’s needs to be monitored ahead of tonight’s Celtics vs. Pacers game.

Celtics vs. Pacers Game 3 odds: Celtics -7

DraftKings and FanDuel both list the Celtics with a -7 point spread, showing confidence in their performance against the Pacers in Game 2. The over/under across the board is set at 222.5, suggesting expectations for another high-scoring game. The moneyline varies slightly among Massachusetts sportsbooks, with DraftKings and BetMGM showing the Celtics as favorites at -270 and -275, respectively.

  • DraftKings: Celtics -7, over/under 222.5
  • FanDuel: Celtics -7, over/under 222.5
  • Caesars: Celtics -7, over/under 222.5
  • BetMGM: Celtics -6.5, over/under 222.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Celtics vs Pacers.

Game 3 injuries for Celtics vs. Pacers

Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis (C) is out with a calf injury since April 29. Luke Kornet (C) is questionable due to a wrist injury as of May 23.

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton (PG) is questionable with hamstring soreness. Bennedict Mathurin (SG) is out with a shoulder injury since March 6.

Celtics vs. Pacers Game 3 starting lineups

Tyrese Haliburton of the Pacers is dealing with left hamstring soreness, leaving his participation in Game 3 against the Celtics uncertain. Haliburton’s absence could see T.J. McConnell stepping up as the primary ball handler.

Celtics projected starting lineup

PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: Derrick White
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Al Horford

Pacers projected starting lineup

PG: Tyrese Haliburton
SG: Andrew Nembhard
SF: Aaron Nesmith
PF: Pascal Siakam
C: Myles Turner

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Boston Celtics Team Stats

The Boston Celtics, who led the Eastern Conference with a record of 64-18, are set to face the Indiana Pacers. The Celtics, topping their division, exhibit a strong offensive and defensive game, highlighted by their recent victories. Scoring has been strong in the first two meetings against Indiana. Celtics odds have them as heavy favorites to win the title. Here are their season stats:

  • Points per game: 120.6
  • Points allowed per game: 109.2
  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 38.8
  • Assists per game: 26.9
  • Rebounds per game: 46.3

Indiana Pacers Team Stats

With a 47-35 record, the Indiana Pacers finished in the sixth position in the Eastern Conference, and gave the Celtics a tough Game 1 before losing handedly in Game 2. Their recent performance underlines their offensive prowess but the defense continues to struggle. Season stats for the Pacers are as follows:

  • Points per game: 123.3
  • Points allowed per game: 120.2
  • FG%: 50.7
  • 3PT%: 37.4
  • Assists per game: 30.8
  • Rebounds per game: 41.5

Boston Celtics leaders

The Celtics’ recent game saw impressive performances, particularly from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Their ability to score and assist makes them players to watch in the upcoming game.

  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 40 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 23 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 23 PTS, 4 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Al Horford (C): 6 PTS, 10 RBS, 0 ASTS

Season leaders for the Celtics show consistent performance, underlining their threat:

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown: 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis: 20.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Derrick White: 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday: 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG

Indiana Pacers leaders

The Pacers’ recent performances have been highlighted by Pascal Siakam’s scoring efficiency and Tyrese Haliburton’s playmaking. He is questionable tonight, These players are crucial for Indiana’s success in the upcoming contest.

  • Pascal Siakam (PF): 28 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Andrew Nembhard (PG): 16 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 10 PTS, 4 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Aaron Nesmith (PF): 9 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST
  • Myles Turner (C): 8 PTS, 4 RBS, 0 AST

Season stats for the Pacers’ key players show their contributions across the board:

  • Pascal Siakam: 21.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 4.3 APG
  • Tyrese Haliburton: 20.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 10.9 APG
  • Myles Turner: 17.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Aaron Nesmith: 12.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • T.J. McConnell: 10.2 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 5.5 APG
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