Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 10/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-3)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where the Toronto Raptors (0-1) will go up against the Dallas Mavericks (0-1) on Saturday. Toronto opens this contest as 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 220.
The Mavericks took the court against the Hawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 113-87 in their last contest. Dallas ended the game having earned a 33.3% field goal percentage (31 out of 93) and converted 13 of 43 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 12 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. With respect to rebounding, they collected 50 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing the defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 47.9% from the field on 45 of 94 shooting. Atlanta doled out 55 dimes and had 31 steals for this contest. On top of that, Atlanta had 49 rebounds (6 offensive, 43 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Atlanta shot 88.9% at the free throw line by burying 8 of 9 shots. They also converted 15 of 35 attempts from 3-point land.
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Jalen Brunson is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He walked away with 17 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played for 26 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Brunson finished shooting 53.8% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
Dallas enters this one with a record of 0-1 on the year. They currently have an average of 87.0 pts per contest (28th in the league) on 33.3% from the floor. The Mavericks are shooting 30.2% from downtown (13 of 43) and 92.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 50.0 rebounds per game and has racked up 16 assists on the campaign, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 21.0 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Mavericks have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.0 fouls. They relinquish 42.9% on shots from downtown and they are 14th in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.0). The Mavericks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.9% (13 of 16) and they relinquish 55.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 25th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 31 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Raptors took a loss by a final score of 98-83 when they played the Wizards. The Raptors were able to pull down 35 defensive boards and 19 offensive boards totaling 54 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Wizards committed 21 fouls in this matchup which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 72.7%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Toronto buried 7 out of their 34 tries (20.6%). Overall, the Raptors went 30 out of 97 from the floor which had them shooting 30.9%. The Raptors permitted the Wizards to bury 36 of 81 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 44.4% in this game. They went 18.5% from three-point range via 5 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 26 at the charity stripe (80.8%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Toronto allowed Washington to pull down 44 in all (7 on the offensive side).
OG Anunoby was important for the Raptors in this contest. He made 3 out of 17 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 17.6%, and added 10 rebounds. Anunoby earned 11 points in his 34 mins on the court and added 1 assist in this game.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 0-1 this season. Toronto has earned 83 pts so far this season (83.0 per game) and they pull in 54.0 boards per game. The Raptors are responsible for committing 21.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.7% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Raptors are connecting on 30.9% from the field, which has them ranked 30th in the league. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per game (30th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 19.0 times per contest. The Raptors on defense are ranked 10th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 98.0. They have given up 20.0 assists and 51.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 9th and 20th in basketball. The Toronto defense concedes 18.5% on shots from distance (5 of 27) and their opponents are knocking down 80.8% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 22.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the floor (14th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (-3)
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