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Mavericks battle vs Raptors highlights NBA odds

Toronto RaptorsDallas Mavericks
Dec 30, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks Odds


The Mavericks will be trying to slam the Raptors on Friday when the teams tip off at American Airlines Center in NBA betting action.

The Mavericks sport records of 0-3 and 1-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-0 for the Mavericks and 1-1 for the Raptors.

View Toronto vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Raptors odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 6 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-86 win for the Raptors.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 27-rated squad against Toronto's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 2 in the league with 8.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 7.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 90-85 loser as they battled the Pacers at home. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 175 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto got 22 points from DeMar DeRozan but lost anyway 90-85 against the Pacers on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 104-102 result against the Thunder on December 29. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dirk Nowitzki poured in 29 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds in a losing cause for Dallas on Thursday, as the Thunder rolled to a 104-102 victory over Dallas at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Raptors at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
Toronto is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Dallas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Orlando, Sunday, January 1
Dallas at Minnesota, Sunday, January 1