Strategy: Straddle Dog
Alert: Pacers down 10 points & Celtics down 10 points
Boston Celtics (1-2, 0-1 Away) @ Indiana Pacers (3-0, 2-0 Home)
Final Score: 107 – 108
Line: BOS -3.0
The Celtics were favored by three points before the game even the Pacers started the season 2-0 with one win coming at home. The Pacers were a value pick before the game. The Celtics got off to a hot start in the first quarter building their lead to 11 points. The Celtics held the lead the entire quarter and ended with a 4 point lead. In the second quarter the Pacers were able to get the lead 4 different times maxing out at 2 points. The second quarter ended with a 6 point Celtics lead.
The third quarter started with a 9-0 Pacers run. After the Pacers got the lead they didn’t give it up maxing out with an 11 point advantage twice. This could have been a good opportunity to hedge if you had an alert set for the Celtics to go down by 10 points. The Pacers started the fourth quarter with a 7 point lead however the Celtics were able to tie the game three times before taking the lead 107-106. Sabonis drove the ball to make the layup with 8.4 seconds left giving the Pacers the one point lead. Tatum missed a three pointer and the game ended 107-108.