Pacers vs Celtics: Odds, Injuries, Lineups & Stats For Game 2 (5/23/24)

Written By Editorial Team on May 23, 2024
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The Indiana Pacers are scheduled to play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, May 23, at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at TD Garden in Boston and will be broadcast on ESPN. Game 1 went to the Celtics in overtime as they took a series lead. Game 2 leans towards the Celtics as nine point favorites. Get Game 2 odds, lineups, and stats for Pacers vs. Celtics.

Pacers vs. Celtics Game 2 odds

The pregame NBA betting odds for the Pacers vs. Celtics matchup show the Celtics as the favorites across several Massachusetts sportsbooks. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM all list the Celtics with a significant advantage on the moneyline and a consistent point spread favoring them by 8.5 to 9.0 points. The over/under for the game is set around 224.5 to 225.0, indicating expectations for another high-scoring affair.

  • DraftKings: Celtics -9, over/under 224.5
  • FanDuel: Celtics -9, over/under 225.0
  • Caesars: Celtics -9, over/under 224.5
  • BetMGM: Celtics -8.5, over/under 224.5

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

Pacers vs. Celtics projected starting lineups

Pacers projected starting lineup

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

Celtics projected starting lineup

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Pacers vs. Celtics injuries for Game 2

Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin (SG) is out with a shoulder injury since March 6.

Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis (C) is out with a calf injury since April 29. Xavier Tillman Sr. (C) is questionable due to personal reasons as of May 20.

Indiana Pacers Team Stats and Standings

The Indiana Pacers held a record of 47-35, positioning them sixth in the Eastern Conference and third in the Central Division. In their last game, the Pacers scored 128 points against the Boston Celtics but faced a loss. This season, they have shown strong offensive capabilities with an average of 123.3 points per game and a 50.7 FG%. Their three-point shooting is also notable at 37.4%. Defensively, they allow 120.2 points per game. Key season stats include:

  • 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 Team Stats and Standings

The Boston Celtics lead with 64-18, securing the top spot in both the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. Their recent victory in Game 1 showcased their dominance, scoring 133 points. The Celtics excel with an average of 120.6 points per game on a 48.7 FG% and lead defensively with only 109.2 points allowed per game. Their three-point accuracy stands at 38.8%. As a result of the Game 1 victory, Celtics odds see them as huge favorites for the NBA title. Season performance highlights include:

  • 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

Player Stats for Pacers vs. Celtics

The Pacers’ recent performance showcases strong contributions from Pascal Siakam and Tyrese Haliburton, while the Celtics have seen standout performances from Jayson Tatum and Jrue Holiday.

Pacers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Pacers are coming off a strong game with notable performances from their leading players.They had three players with 20+ points but struggled defensively to limit the Celtics. Here’s how they fared:

  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 25 PTS, 3 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Pascal Siakam (PF): 24 PTS, 12 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Myles Turner (C): 23 PTS, 10 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Obi Toppin (PF): 15 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Aaron Nesmith (PF): 14 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST

Pacers season leaders show consistent performance:

  • Pascal Siakam: 21.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 4.3 APG
  • Tyrese Haliburton: 20.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 10.9 APG
  • Myles Turner: 17.0 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Aaron Nesmith: 12.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Obi Toppin: 10.3 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.6 APG

Celtics leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Celtics’ recent game highlights the depth and versatility of their roster. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown put up their usual numbers, but Jrue Holiday chipping in with 28 points was a nice surprise. Key player stats include:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 36 PTS, 12 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 28 PTS, 7 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 26 PTS, 7 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 15 PTS, 6 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Al Horford (C): 15 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST

Celtics season leaders demonstrate their impact on the team’s success:

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown: 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Derrick White: 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday: 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Al Horford: 8.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.6 APG
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