The Boston Celtics will attempt to complete the sweep as they face the Indiana Pacers on Monday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. We're here to share our NBA odds series, make a Celtics-Pacers Game 4 prediction, and pick while showing you how to watch.

The Celtics defeated the Pacers 114-111 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to go up 3-0. Initially, it looked like the Pacers might snag this game, as they led 69-57 at halftime. But the Celtics stormed back. Ultimately, it was a thriller.

There were 39 seconds left in the game when Jrue Holiday hit a layup to tie the game at 111 while drawing the foul. Then, he converted the free throw. After Jayson Tatum missed a shot to give the Celtics a larger lead, the Pacers had a chance to claim the lead and the game.

But Holiday stole the ball from Andrew Nembhard with nine seconds left, which forced the Pacers to foul. Next, the Celtics made both free-throw attempts. Aaron Nesmith missed a game-tying three-point shot, which allowed the Celtics to claim the win.

Tatum led the way with 36 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 12 for 23. Likewise, Jaylen Brown had 24 points while shooting 10 for 18. Al Horford had 23 points while shooting 8 for 14. Also, Holiday finished with 14 points. Derrick White added 13 points.

Here are the NBA odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

NBA Playoffs Odds: Celtics-Pacers Game 4 Odds

Boston Celtics: -8 (-108)

Moneyline: -335

Indiana Pacers: +8 (-112)

Moneyline: +270

Over: 222.5 (-110)

Under: 222.5 (-110)

How to Watch Celtics vs. Pacers Game 1 

Time: 8:05 PM ET/5:05 PM PT


Stream: fuboTV (Click for free trial)

Why The Celtics Could Cover The Spread/Win

The Celtics shot 47 percent from the field, including 34.8 percent from beyond the arc. Additionally, they shot 76.9 percent from the charity stripe. However, the Celtics won this game mainly by rallying from a large deficit because of a stingy defense. Amazingly, they had seven steals, forced 11 turnovers, and blocked 12 shots.

Tatum was exceptional in this game. Now, he is averaging 31.6 points and 9.33 rebounds per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Brown also had a solid day. Currently, he is averaging 30 points per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Holiday was the true hero of the game on defense and still managed some offense to help the cause. Now, he is averaging 19 points per game in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Horford has also been great in the playoffs, especially in the Eastern Conference Finals. Thus, he is now averaging 14.6 points per game in this round. White has always been a great asset for the Celtics and currently is continuing to do well in the Eastern Conference Finals. Overall, he is averaging 17 points per game in this round.

The Celtics will cover the spread if they do better on offense and convert their shooting opportunities. Then, they need to continue playing stifling defense.

Why The Pacers Could Cover The Spread/Win

The Pacers shot the ball well, hitting 50.5 percent from the field. Yet, they only made 22.7 percent of their shots from beyond the arc (5 for 22). But Indiana also hit 100 percent of its free-throw attempts (14 for 14). Likewise, they won the board battle 43-36. But it was their inability to keep that momentum down the stretch that prevented them from winning this game. Unfortunately, the Celtics had too many steals and blocks, which hindered the Pacers in the final stanza.

This was already going to be tough without Tyrese Haliburton, who was out with a hamstring injury. Yet, they almost managed a way to win without him and likely will have to play without him again. Nembard has had a great series with 20 points per game. Yet, he also made a critical error, which allowed the Celtics to close this game out.

Myles Turner has remained a force on offense and on the board. Currently, he is averaging 20.6 points and eight rebounds per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Pascal Siakam had 22 points while shooting 9 for 18 in Game 3. Now, he sits at 24.6 points per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. But Nesmith has been a disappointment. Ultimately, he is averaging nine points per game in the Eastern Conference Finals.

If the Pacers can build a large lead early, they will cover the spread. Next, they need to close it out and avoid making critical errors that allow Boston to rally.

Final Celtics-Pacers Game 4 Prediction & Pick

All three of these games have been relatively winnable for the Pacers. Despite not having Haliburton, they almost beat the Celtics. While we could easily see a Celtics sweep, we don't expect the Pacers to take it lying down. Winning the board battle is critical, and preventing the Celtics from getting extra opportunities is crucial. Expect this game to go down to the wire, with the Pacers doing enough to cover the spread and give Boston a run for its money.

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Final Celtics-Pacers Game 4 Prediction & Pick: Indiana Pacers: +8 (-112)