Raptors at Mavericks - 11/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (3-0) at Dallas Mavericks (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One, FSSW
The Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks meet Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Toronto Raptors look to keep the ball rolling after a quick 3-0 start. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 108.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 96.3 points on 38.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 assists. DeMarre Carroll is dishing 2.3 assists and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are winning games with their defense that’s allowing under 39 percent shooting from the field and just 30.9 percent shooting from deep. The Raptors have won 14 of their last 17 regular season games when allowing less than 100 points. However, the Raptors must clean up their 18 turnovers per contest.
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The Dallas Mavericks look to get their third win when they take their home court for the first time. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 100.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 11.5 points and 7.5 assists. J.J. Barea is dishing 5.7 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are getting 45 points from their bench and are holding teams to just 27 percent shooting from deep. The Mavs have won 14 of their last 17 regular season games when allowing less than 100 points. The Mavs are playing far better than most expected to begin the season.
The Raptors are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Mavericks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Mavs are playing well at both ends of the floor and are playing at home for the first time. The AAC should help give Dallas that extra spark to get yet another victory here. I like the Mavs and the small chalk.