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Mavericks battle vs Raptors highlights NBA odds

Toronto RaptorsDallas Mavericks
9-14December 20, 2013, 08:30 | American Airlines Center15-10

The Mavericks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Raptors pay a visit to American Airlines Center in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Raptors have seen them go 9-14 and 10-13 ATS so far this season, while the Mavericks are at 15-10 and 13-11-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Mavericks are 13-12, while the Raptors are 14-9.

View Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Raptors listed as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 201.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Mavericks sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Raptors are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 95-93.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 104-102 result against the Bobcats on December 18. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. DeMar DeRozan was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 6 rebounds but Charlotte still won, 104-102, over Toronto on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 105-91 winner as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas earned a 105-91 victory over Memphis on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Dirk Nowitzki at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense (103.16 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 10 at 98.57 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 46.23% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (43.32% on average).

Next up:
Toronto at Seattle, Sunday, December 22nd
Dallas at Phoenix, Saturday, December 21st