Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Air Canada Centre
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 15-12 and a road record of 8-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 17-12 and a home record of 8-5. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.6 points per game and surrendering 96.5, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Deron Williams averages 15.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 22.6 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dallas averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Toronto averages 99.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Raptors allow 96.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-15-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 16-12-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 12-16-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/21/15 PG Devin Harris Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/21/15 C Jonas Valanciunas Finger is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Dallas
12/07/15 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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