Mavericks at Raptors - 12/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (15-12) at Toronto Raptors (17-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSSW, TSN
The Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors square off Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Dallas Mavericks hope for a big road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 100.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.2 points and seven rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 15.1 points and 5.8 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.8 rebounds and Raymond Felton is dishing 3.5 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last eight road games. Devin Harris is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Toronto Raptors look for a big victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 99.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21 points and 5.9 assists. Luis Scola is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.8 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last eight home games.
The Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors will be able to control the pace of this game with their younger legs and have been far more consistent on the offensive end. Not to mention the Mavs are really shaky on the road. I'll take Toronto and the small number at home.