Saturday, March 25, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 1 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 43-29. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 31-40. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.0 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 39-32-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 38-34-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-32-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-43-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Serge Ibaka comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Harrison Barnes averages 19.6 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 107.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.6 per game. The Raptors allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.31 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 28th with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 112.2 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 92.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +1
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