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Raptors' Offense Continues to Falter Without Lowry

The Toronto Raptors are learning life without all-star point guard Kyle Lowry isn’t easy, and their offense has hit a proverbial wall within the last few weeks after the floor general was sidelined for the remainder of the season with a wrist injury. The Dinos will try to turn things around at home tonight against the streaking Dallas Mavericks. Sportsbooks opened the Mavs as 5-point road underdogs with a total of 200.

Shark Bites
  • The Mavericks are 2-5 SU in their last seven games against the Raptors.
  • The Raptors are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against teams with losing records.
  • The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.

Dallas claimed wins in the first four of a five-game homestand before falling to the 14th-place Phoenix Suns on Saturday, but the Mavericks’ late-season success has vaulted them into the playoff hunt in the Western Conference as they’re currently 2 1/2 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot. Dirk Nowitzki went 10-for-14 from the floor in Saturday’s loss but the rest of the team was a combined 18-for-60.

Toronto’s sputtering offense has failed to score 100 points in four consecutive games, and the Raps managed only seven assists in Saturday’s ugly 104-89 loss to the Miami Heat. Canada’s lone NBA club has lost 15 of its last 25 to drop into fourth place in the Eastern Conference while getting pressured from the fifth-place Atlanta Hawks.

The Raptors and Mavericks have a habit of playing to the UNDER when they get together. In the last five matchups between the squads, the UNDER is 4-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Toronto Raptors as -5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 200 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 101-100 result in favor of the Mavericks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Dallas Mavericks have seen them go 28-37 and 36-29 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are at 38-28 and 35-30-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Raptors are 35-30-1, while the Dallas Mavericks are 27-38. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Dallas injuries news.

The Raptors - Mavericks betting odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power rankings. Toronto is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Dallas Mavericks sit at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 10-ranked offense averaging 107.27 PPG, against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 3 at 99.78 PPG. The Toronto Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 46.16% so far, more than the Dallas Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Dirk Nowitzki in a losing cause in a 100-98 loss to Phoenix on Saturday at American Airlines Center.

Toronto suffered a 104-89 loss against Miami on Saturday, getting 17 points from DeMar DeRozan in a losing effort at American Airlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas's last 12 games
  • Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games
  • Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Washington, Wednesday, March 15th
Toronto home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 16th

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