Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 2/28/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (33-25) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (22-36) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on SN. The Raptors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pacers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Mavericks vs Raptors

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The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Mavericks’ most recent game against the Cavaliers, Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 45 points while going 17/29 from the field. Kyrie Irving added 30 points, but unfortunately, Dallas was defeated in the game with a score of 121-119.

As they prepare to face the Raptors, the Mavericks are focused on adding to their winning record of 33-25. In their 58 games, the Mavericks have gone 21-18 against Western Conference opponents and 12-7 in non-conference games.

Dallas currently has an ATS record of 31-27, placing them above .500 against the spread. On the road, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 17-10, as opposed to a 14-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Raptors took down the Pacers by a score of 130-122. As the second half got underway, the Raptors were leading by a score of 61-56.

In their last ten games, the Raptors are 5-5 and have a 22-36 record. As of now, they are 12th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Atlantic division.

Toronto has an ATS record of .500 for the season, and they stand at 29-29 ATS. This season, Toronto has a 9-11 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 20-18 as underdogs.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

The Mavericks step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.6 points per game (7th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are one of the best in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 15.1. However, they are just 11th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 118.6 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. When playing on the road, they are scoring 116.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Dallas is 13th in the league at 47%.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.6% of their games. In terms of pace, Dallas is 12th in the league at 99.7 possessions per game.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 114.4 points per game.

At home, the Raptors are averaging 111.4 points per game, which ranks 27th in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in scoring at 114.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Raptors are 15th in attempts at 22.1 per game. They are also 21st in free-throw shooting at 75.1%. In terms of three-point shooting, Toronto is 22nd in the NBA at 35%.

So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.3% of their games. In terms of assists, Toronto is 3rd in the league with 29.3 per game.

Mavericks Team Defense

On defense, the Mavericks come into the game ranked 21st in the league in points allowed at 117.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 122.3 points per contest (22nd). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Mavericks are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 23rd in blocked shots at 4.5 per game.

Raptors Team Defense

On average, the Toronto defense is giving up 117.5 points per game (20th). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In the terms of takeaways, Raptors are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Mavericks And Raptors

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Luka Doncic as the primary point contributor for the Mavericks, finishing with 33 points while maintaining a 11/23 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 34.5 points per game, in addition to 8.8 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Scottie Barnes to be the top scorer for the Raptors. Our projection has him finishing the game with 19, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.5% and is averaging 20 points per contest.

Mavericks vs Raptors Trends

  • In their last five road games, Dallas has averaged 117 points per game while allowing 114 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across their last three home contests, Toronto has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 125 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Raptors have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Toronto posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Mavericks vs Raptors Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Mavericks to win, and have the projected score sitting at 155-119. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Mavericks at -3.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 240.5, and our model projects the Mavericks and Raptors to reach a combined total of 274 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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