An inter-conference tilt has the Dallas Mavericks (9-8) on the road to face the Toronto Raptors (9-9) on Saturday night. The Mavericks are currently on a two-game skid, losing 125-112 to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Similarly, Toronto has lost two games in a row. On Wednesday, the Raptors lost 112-98 to the Brooklyn Nets. Guard Fred VanVleet (non-covid illness) is questionable, while Pascal Siakam (adductor) and forward Scottie Barnes (sprained left knee) are out for Toronto.
Tipping is due at 5 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Caesars Sportsbook ranks Dallas as the 2.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Raptors odds. The over/under of the total points is set at 215.5. Before you make Raptors vs. Mavericks picks, you need to see SportsLine’s Advanced Computer Model NBA predictions and betting tips.
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Now, the model has set his sights on Mavs vs. Raptors and has just locked in his NBA picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Raptors vs. Mavs
- Spread Mavericks vs Raptors: Dallas -2.5
- Mavericks vs. Raptors over/under: 215.5 points
- Silver line Mavericks vs Raptors: Dallas -140, Toronto +118
- DAL: Over is 8-0 in Mavericks’ last eight games after back-to-back loss
- TOR: Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games played on two days off
- Mavericks vs. Raptors pick: See the picks on SportsLine
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Why the Mavericks can cover
Guard Luka Doncic is the centerpiece of the Dallas offense. Doncic impacts the game in so many different ways as he continues to improve. The three-time All-Star is the ground general of this group, consistently finding the open man. Doncic is also very creative with the ball in his hands. He knows how to break down the defense and look good at the rim. The 23-year-old leads the league in points (34) with nine rebounds and 8.1 assists per game.
Center Christian Wood has a serious influence on the Dallas bench. The wood has great length/height to go with nimble feet and smooth lateral movement. The UNLV product can easily spot and knock down a jumper. Wood is averaging 17.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. In his last game, he lost 26 points and 12 rebounds.
Why the Raptors can cover
Forward OG Anunoby is one of the best defensemen in the NBA. Anunoby has a combination of quick feet, explosiveness, and long arms to help slow down opponents. The Indiana product is an excellent jumper and consistently hits 3-pointers. Anunoby is averaging 18.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and a record 2.4 steals per game. On November 16, he provided 32 points and 10 rebounds.
Guard Gary Trent Jr. is a threat to the Toronto perimeter. Trent Jr. possesses a terrific shot with exceptional range. The Duke product has the rebound to slam it hard into the paint. The 23-year-old is recording 16.7 points per game. In his last game. Trent Jr. finished with 19 points, three assists and three steals.
How to make Raptors vs. Mavericks picks
SportsLine’s model looks at the total, projecting the teams to combine for 226 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap hits in more than 50% of the simulations. You can only get the pick on SportsLine.
So who wins the Mavs against the Raptors? And which side of the gap hits in well over 50% of the simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you should jump on, all from the model who crushed his NBA picks, and find out.