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Struggling Mavericks in Tough vs Eastern Conference-Leading Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have quietly been going about their business in the Eastern Conference and have been playing phenomenal basketball of late as a result. The Dinos, who sit atop the East in the wake of Boston’s loss to Washington on Christmas Day, will look to keep the momentum rolling vs the lowly Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.

MyBookie opened the Raptors as 5.5-point road favorites with a total of 209.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings with the Mavericks in Dallas.
  • The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between the Raptors and Mavericks.
  • The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.

Toronto has won seven in a row and is coming off a sweep of a home-and-home set with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors are averaging 111.3 points and lead the East in point differential (plus-8.9). All-star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has improved his three-point shooting in a big way, as the veteran is 13-for-20 from beyond the arc over the last three games and is averaging 34 points in that span.

The Mavericks are making one stop at home before hitting the road for three straight and are coming off a 112-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Dallas owns the worst record in the Western Conference but is getting solid performances from J.J. Barea, evidenced by the 33-year-old leading the team in assists (5.8) while ranking third in scoring (12 per game) despite getting only 22.9 minutes.

When these teams get together, low-scoring games are the norm. In the last seven meetings between the Raptors and Mavs, the UNDER is 6-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the Dallas Mavericks as 5.5-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 207 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 116-95 win for the Raptors on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Mavericks bring a 9-25 record (15-19 ATS) to the battle against the 23-8 Toronto Raptors, who are 19-12 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen the Mavericks go 15-19 so far and the Raptors go 15-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Toronto injuries news.

The Mavericks-Raptors betting odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power rankings. Dallas is rated No. 14 in our latest OddsShark poll, while Toronto sits at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Toronto Raptors rank No. 20 in the league with 42.1 per game. That compares with Dallas's No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA's No. 7-ranked team at 11.59 treys per game, while the Toronto Raptors rate No. 10 with 11.16 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto earned a 102-86 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday, getting 29 points from DeMar DeRozan at Air Canada Centre.

The Mavericks got 22 points from Harrison Barnes, but it was Atlanta that prevailed in a 112-107 final on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, December 27
Dallas at Indiana, Wednesday, December 27

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