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The Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics clash for Game 2. Can the Celtics keep the momentum tonight or will the Pacers get their revenge? Matt McCuen shares his Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics prediction and pick against the spread.
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Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds for Game 2

The Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics will clash from TD Garden on Thursday night.

This will be the second game of a potential seven-game series.

Game 1 was a thriller that needed overtime to decide a winner.

The Celtics led most of the game, but the Pacers stormed back in the second half.

The game appeared wrapped up as Indiana led by three points with less than 10 seconds left.

The Celtics forced a turnover on the inbounds pass, leading to one last opportunity.

Jaylen Brown hit one of the biggest shots of his career as he drained a corner triple, forcing overtime.

PACERS VS. CELTICS GAME 2 DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: May 23, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

PACERS VS. CELTICS GAME 2 Odds

  • Spread: Pacers +9 (-110), Celtics -9 (-110)
  • Total Odds: O 224.5 (-105), U 224.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline Odds: Pacers (+290), Celtics (-350)

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 Prediction

The loss was crushing for the Pacers, who came into this series as a heavy underdog.

It will be interesting to see how the Pacers respond tonight.

Games 2s have been problematic for the Celtics.

Despite winning both of their series 4-1, the Celtics are 0-2 in Game 2 in the postseason.

More concerning for Boston is that they have lost both of those games by double digits.

Boston rolls into this contest as a nine-point favorite.

Tonight’s total is set at 224.5.

Pascal Siakam led the way for the Pacers in game one with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Tyrese Haliburton got hot in the second half, adding 25 points and ten assists.

Obi Toppin was great off the Pacers bench, dropping 15 points in the losing effort.

Jayson Tatum was outstanding in the win, dropping a game-best 36 points and 12 rebounds.

Jaylen Brown added 26 points, including that clutch three to force overtime.

Jrue Holiday had his best game of the playoffs with 28 points and eight assists.

Let’s look at my best bet for tonight!

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 Pick

The public loves the Pacers as dogs tonight after Game 1.

I am going to look past what we saw in rounds one and two from the Celtics in the second game of the series.

Boston is the significantly better team, and the Pacers will have no answers on defense in the series.

Indiana will need to shoot the ball at an extremely high rate to stay in these games, which is not sustainable.

Let’s cash in tonight!

Pick: Boston Celtics -9 -110 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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