Mavericks vs Raptors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 26 (Doncic, Mavs No Match for Short-Handed Raptors)
Mavericks vs Raptors Game Info
2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Dallas Mavericks (9-8, 1-5 Away) vs. Toronto Raptors (9-9, 6-2 Home)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Venue: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, ON
Coverage: NBA League Pass
The 2022-23 NBA season has four games planned for Saturday, Nov. 26, including a showdown north of the border between the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors. The Mavericks could use a win after hitting a rut recently, dropping to 1-3 in its last four games following a 125-112 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Raptors have also had some issues, losing back-to-backing outings ahead of this one. Toronto's latest loss saw them fall 112-98 to the Brooklyn Nets three days ago, leaving time to tell if the extra rest will help Nick Nurse's team get rolling again.
Can Luka Doncic carry the Mavericks to yet another victory? Or will the short-handed Raptors find a way to snap their own skid?
Mavericks vs Raptors Odds & Spread
All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DAL: (-146) | TOR: (+124)
Spread: DAL: -2.5 (-112) | TOR: +2.5 (-108)
Total: 214.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Mavericks enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 214.5 points, which is the lowest of Saturday's projected totals.
Mavericks vs Raptors Prediction & Pick
Despite having the advantage of home court, winning is going to be easier said than done for the Raptors. Toronto has ruled out six players for Saturday's festivities, including Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes and Dalano Blanton, while Fred VanVleet is day-to-day after being sidelined with an illness.
Without a good chunk of their key contributors, the Raptors will have a tough time keeping up with Doncic and co. The Slovenian superstar leads the NBA with 34.0 points per game and enters this matchup after dropping a 42-piece against the Celtics.
As good as the Raptors have been at Scotiabank Arena, they're much too shorthanded today. Expect the Mavericks to take advantage of the opposition's injuries en route to victory.
Final Score Prediction: Mavericks: 113 | Raptors: 105
Mavericks vs Raptors Betting Trends
- Dallas is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Toronto.
- Toronto is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Dallas' last seven games against Toronto.
- The total has hit the over in each of Toronto's last five games against the Western Conference.
Mavericks vs Raptors Best Bet
Again, the Raptors' injury woes will be too much to overcome. Without the likes of Siakam and Barnes (and potentially VanVleet), they're lacking that player who can take over the game as Doncic does on a nightly basis for the Mavs.
A 2.5-point spread isn't anything huge and with the Raptors failing to cover in six of their last eight games, I'll take the Mavericks as spread favorites.
Bet: Mavericks -2.5 (-112)
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