With All-Star Game MVP Jayson Tatum leading the way, the Boston Celtics look to extend their winning streak against the Indiana Pacers in an exciting matchup.

The Boston Celtics have had an impressive season thus far, and are currently sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings with a half-game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks. Their star player, Jayson Tatum, put on a show in the All-Star Game, taking home MVP honors after dropping 55 points and leading Team Giannis to a 184-175 victory. With 23 games remaining, the Celtics are looking to keep their momentum going and set their sights on a championship.

The Pacers also had a representative in the All-Star Game, as Tyrese Haliburton put up 18 points off the bench for Team LeBron in his first appearance. Haliburton has been working to get back to peak form since returning from an elbow injury that sidelined him for almost a month.

Since his return, Indiana has only won two of their last eight games, so they’ll need to pick up their game if they want to make a play-in tournament spot. Daniel Theis may be able to return to the lineup after recovering from a thumb injury, which could give the Pacers a much needed boost. 

The Celtics have the edge moneyline in this matchup due to their strong All-Star performance and current standing in the East. Boston has won 13 of the last 17 meetings with the Pacers, with a 5-0 record against the spread in their last five matchups. 

It’s hard to predict how teams will look after a seven-day layoff, so it’s best to proceed with caution. However, the Celtics have the edge moneyline and are an 8.5-point favorite on the road. 

In the end, the Boston Celtics have the edge moneyline in this matchup and should be able to extend their winning streak against the Indiana Pacers. With their impressive record in the All-Star Game and in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics have all the tools they need to come away with a win.