Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks 11/16/2019 Spread Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks 11/16/2019 – The championship pedigree of the Toronto Raptors (8-3) is on full display during their latest Western Conference road trip. Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and the rest of the Raptors plan to end their five-game road swing with a bang on Saturday as they head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks (6-5). NBA basketball odds are out, and it looks like we are in for a close contest with the Mavs opening as the 4.5 points home favorites.
Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks 11/16/2019
Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks 11/16/2019 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Raptors are exceeding expectations 11 games into the 2019-20 NBA season. In what was supposed to be a nightmarish Western Conference road trip following the injuries to Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka has turned into a blessing disguise as it enables the team to find more contributors off the bench. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet remain the top gunners for the team, but it was guys like Terrence Davis, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Matt Thomas and Chris Boucher who have been the difference-makers for the team.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (27.2 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 3.8 APG), Kyle Lowry (21.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.5 APG), Fred VanVleet (17.1 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 7.6 APG)
Dallas Mavericks Betting
After a promising start, the Dallas Mavericks are all of a sudden just one game below .500. Two losses against the New York Knicks in as many weeks obviously didn’t help the cause for the Mavs, who are allowing opponents to score 111 points per game. Luka Doncic has been a walking triple-double in his second year, but big man Kristaps Porzingis has been a disappointment so far.
Players to Watch: Luka Doncic (28.7 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 9.3 APG), Kristaps Porzingis (18.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.6 APG), Tim Hardaway Jr. (11.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.3 APG)
Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks 11/16/2019 Betting Numbers
Toronto are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games.
Dallas are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
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Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
Home court advantage isn’t the only reason why the Mavs are NBA Moneyline favorites entering the game against the defending champs. The Raptors will continue to miss the service of Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka due to injuries, while OG Anunoby’s availability remains up in the air after suffering an eye problem against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Moneyline: The Raptors have been smoking hot lately, and I don’t feel the Mavericks have the tools to stop their two best players: Siakam and VanVleet.
ATS: The Raptors swept the Mavs in their two meetings last season by an average winning margin of 6 points.
TOTALs: This game will go OVER the total, which opened at 217 points. The Raptors and Mavericks are averaging a combined 226.82 points per game this season. With the exception of the low-scoring game vs. the Clippers 88-98, the total for Toronto during the road trip is playing between 114 to 124 points. Dallas, on the other hand, scoring around 102 to 106 points, excluding their 134-point outburst against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Score Prediction: 124-115 Raptors