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Mavericks take on Raptors in hoops contest

Dallas MavericksToronto Raptors
Feb 27, 6:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors Odds

42-16TEAM RECORD16-43

The Raptors will hit the floor running against the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Toronto battles the Mavericks, currently with a 42-16 mark (31-25-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-31 for the Raptors and 34-23-1 for the Mavericks.

View Dallas vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Raptors as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 206.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 28 and the Mavericks at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-94 result in favor of the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (98.9 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 8 at 95.7 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 46.6% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.7 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mavericks were a 105-99 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jason Terry scored 25 points for Dallas on Saturday, leading the Mavericks to a 105-99 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 110-92 result against the Suns on February 25. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Andrea Bargnani went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Phoenix defeated Toronto, 110-92 at Air Canada Centre.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mavericks at Raptors trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Dallas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Toronto's last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 1
Toronto home to New Orleans, Tuesday, March 1