The Dallas Mavericks travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Raptors late Saturday afternoon. Both teams are on two-game losing streaks, but each has a different reason. The Mavs have proven terrible on the road, while the Raptors’ two best players have missed time.
Mavs Rancid on Road
That Dallas Mavericks are not what one would refer to as “road warriors,” a mere 1-5 record as visitors.. Dallas is also 2-4 just against the spread (ATS) on the road, and hasn’t covered a road game since Oct. 27th. There’s just one ATS win in their last dozen.
So, not a lot to like as far as betting the Mavs against the number.
One issue Dallas has had is a tendency to play down to its competition. So, lesser teams have defeated Dallas, as have teams with injured stars.
Dallas lost to the New Orleans Pelicans without Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, a Paolo Banchero-less Orlando Magic and the Denver Nuggets without Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon or Jamal Murray.
This is relevant with Pascal Siakam out and Fred VanVleet day-to-day.
Raptors Limping of Late
The Toronto Raptors have a better roster, and would be more heavily favored at home, had it not been working through some major injury concerns.
As was mentioned, the Raptors are going to be without Siakam (and possibly VanVleet) Saturday afternoon. That’s two of their top three scorers are either out or doubtful, along with their best rebounder and passer in Siakam.
The team’s fourth-leading scorer, Scottie Barnes, is also day-to-day, further thinning the depth. Justin Champagnie and Dalano Banton remain out, along with Otto Porter Jr. and Precious Achiuwa.
Despite these injuries, the Raptors have split their last four, taking Atlanta to overtime before losing, 124-122.
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Mavericks vs Raptors Head-to-Head
The Mavericks enter play on a four-game series win streak, dating to the end of the 2020 season. Toronto, however, is 2-1-1 against the spread in that span. The over/under is 2-2.
Mavericks vs Raptors Game Information
- Game: Mavericks (9-8) vs Raptors (9-9)
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26th, 5 p.m. ET
- Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
- Mavericks vs Raptors Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Mavericks vs Raptors Picks & Prediction
The Mavs’ overall record may be fair, but they’re awful ATS. There’s just one spread win in the last month, Toronto, meanwhile, is 2-1 ATS in their last three, 4-2 as home favorites.
Neither team is a strong play in this spot, so we recommend a bet on the under here.
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Raptors vs Mavericks Previous Game (Nov. 04, 2022)
The Toronto Raptors started the year 1-2 but have since found their footing and identity. They have won four out of their last five games coming into this date with the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas, featuring one of the best players in the league, has won their last two games and three out of four. They feature one of the league’s top defenses (eighth in the NBA), while the Raptors present the league’s second-most stingy offense.