Toronto Raptors at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Toronto Raptors head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 23-8. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 111.3 points per contest while giving up 102.4 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 9-25. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.0 points per contest and giving up 103.2, which is a point differential of -3.2.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 19-12-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-18-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-19-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/23/17 G CJ Miles Dental is "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 15.9 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.1 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Wesley Matthews has scored 11.8 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.3 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.2 per game. The Raptors allow 102.4 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 27th in the NBA with 100 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.21. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 21.9. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Mavericks give up 103.2 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Toronto is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Dallas is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 15th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -5.5
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