Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
The Toronto Raptors (27-42) head to American Airlines Center on Friday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (41-29).
The Toronto Raptors stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Clippers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-96 in their last game. Toronto walked away from the contest with a 40.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 86) and converted 10 of their 37 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Raptors made 16 of their 19 shots for a rate of 84.2%. Concerning grabbing boards, they compiled 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 21 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When talking about the defense, Toronto let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 39 of 78 shooting. Los Angeles earned 25 assists and had 10 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Los Angeles had 49 boards (9 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the game at 100.0% from the free throw line by converting 26 of their 26 tries. They converted 11 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc.
Chris Boucher is a guy who played a role for the contest. He recorded 16 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 37:27 minutes played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Boucher ended up going 33.3% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. One more player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Raptors was Khem Birch. He snagged 4 rebounds in 30:51 min on the court. He finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-7 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Birch had 3 assists.
Toronto will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 27-42 for the season. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 21.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Toronto is snagging 41.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,671 dimes this year, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Raptors are shooting 36.9% on shots from distance (1,004 of 2,719) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.4 pts per game (19th in the NBA) while hitting 44.8% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 37.7% on 3-pointers and they are 13th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.5). The Raptors defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (1,119 of 1,353) and they relinquish 45.8 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 21st in the league in giving up assists with 1,780 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Dallas Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 125-107 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Mavericks were able to collect 39 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 48 in the game. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The Pelicans committed 18 fouls in this game which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of 3-point shots, Dallas converted 15 of their 45 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Mavericks ended up going 47 out of 96 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.0%. The Mavericks permitted the Pelicans to knock down 36 out of their 87 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.4% for this game. They went 25.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 out of 28 and ended up going 28 out of 38 at the charity stripe (73.7%). When talking about how they rebounded, Dallas permitted New Orleans to collect 44 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks for the contest. He converted 12 of 24 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. Doncic had 33 points in his 31:16 mins on the court and had 8 dimes for this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Dallas was Tim Hardaway. He walked away with 2 dimes in his 29:12 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 10 of 18 from the floor. Hardaway wrapped this one up going 55.6% from the floor in addition to earning 27 points and 4 rebounds.
Dallas has a record of 41-29 for the season. The Mavericks are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.7 times per game (26th in the league) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per game. Dallas has 7,861 points for the year (112.3 per contest) and they grab 43.4 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are connecting on 47.1% from the floor, which ranks 13th in the NBA. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 8th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 109.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (7th in the NBA). The Dallas defense surrenders 36.4% on 3-point shots (895 of 2,459) and their opponents are making 76.3% of their foul shots. They concede 22.5 dimes and 44.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 2nd and 16th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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