The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre on tonight. This is the first time that the Mavs have played outside of Dallas since March 1, when they lost to the Hawks in Atlanta.
After a pretty successful home stand, during which the Mavericks went 4-1, there will be an expectation to continue the momentum and keep the wins coming. Taking down a good Raptors team on their home turf will be a great opportunity to do just that.
This is the first time these two teams will go at it this season, with one more matchup coming up on March 25 in Dallas. Sportsbooks opened the Mavs as 5-point road underdogs with a total of 200.
The Mavericks are 2-5 SU in their last seven games against the Raptors.
The Raptors are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against teams with losing records.
The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.
Dallas claimed wins in the first four of a five-game homestand before falling to the 14th-place Phoenix Suns on Saturday, but the Mavericks’ late-season success has vaulted them into the playoff hunt in the Western Conference as they’re currently 2 1/2 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot. Dirk Nowitzki went 10-for-14 from the floor in Saturday’s loss but the rest of the team was a combined 18-for-60.
The Toronto Raptors are learning life without all-star point guard Kyle Lowry isn’t easy, and their offense has hit a proverbial wall within the last few weeks after the floor general was sidelined for the remainder of the season with a wrist injury. The Dinos will try to turn things around at home tonight against the streaking Dallas Mavericks.
Toronto’s sputtering offense has failed to score 100 points in four consecutive games, and the Raps managed only seven assists in Saturday’s ugly 104-89 loss to the Miami Heat. Canada’s lone NBA club has lost 15 of its last 25 to drop into fourth place in the Eastern Conference while getting pressured from the fifth-place Atlanta Hawks.
The Raptors and Mavericks have a habit of playing to the UNDER when they get together. In the last five matchups between the squads, the UNDER is 4-1.
Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors Matchup
Supporters of the Dallas Mavericks have seen them go 28-37 and 36-29 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are at 38-28 and 35-30-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Raptors are 35-30-1, while the Dallas Mavericks are 27-38. Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets. Find us on both Facebook and Google+!
Dallas got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Dirk Nowitzki in a losing cause in a 100-98 loss to Phoenix on Saturday at American Airlines Center.
Toronto suffered a 104-89 loss against Miami on Saturday, getting 17 points from DeMar DeRozan in a losing effort at American Airlines Arena. Get the best betting lines for this NBA clash, sign up now at Heritagesports.eu.