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Raptors battle vs Mavericks highlights NBA odds

Dallas MavericksToronto Raptors
25-18January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre20-20



Toronto looks to cover the Raptors-Mavericks pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 20-20 mark when they host Dallas in NBA action.

The Mavericks will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 23-19-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Raptors are 23-17 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Dallas is 22-21 on the totals; Toronto is 21-19.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 203.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Raptors and the No. 14-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-94 win for the Raptors on Wednesday.

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Last time out for Dallas, they were a 102-97 winner as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Monta Ellis scored 22 points leading the Mavericks to a 102-97 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday.

The Raptors were a 100-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. The Raptors wasted a 25-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Charlotte ran past them 100-95 on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 14-rated squad against Dallas's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 11 in the league with 8.15 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.56 per outing.

A few Mavericks at Raptors trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Toronto is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games
Toronto is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Dallas at Brooklyn, Friday, January 24th
Toronto at Philadelphia, Friday, January 24th

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