Raptors vs. Mavericks Prediction
The Toronto Raptors have won seven of their last 10 games but have dropped two in a row on the road. They’ll try to rebound on Sunday night in Dallas where they’ll visit the Mavericks at 7:00 p.m. ET in a game that could be relatively low-scoring for bettors.
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 27, 2019
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Raptors are 5-point favorites to beat the Mavericks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 219 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Raptors to cover the point spread.
Toronto Raptors Fantasy Spin
Kawhi Leonard (rest, load management) returned on Friday against the Rockets, scoring 32 points (11-of-19 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs) with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes. Leonard had sat out the previous four games for precautionary rest and showed no signs of weariness in his return. He guarded James Harden throughout the game, which is good in regards to his health. The Raptors don't have another back-to-back set until March, but Leonard will likely sit out a game or two prior to that point. He's posting top-5 value when he's out there, which makes the headaches worthwhile.
Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin
Luka Doncic scored 32 points during a 106-101 win over the Pistons on Friday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes. He's making history on basically a weekly basis. The 32/8/8 line has been reached by only two other teenagers in NBA history: LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Doncic is going to be in the Skills Challenge and he'll have a shot at the All-Star Game as a reserve. He's some kind of talent and his fantasy owners have to be pleased even with a lofty ADP. He's not even 20 yet.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are just 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 road games.
The Mavericks are 14-5-1 against the number in their last 20 home games.
The under has cashed in seven of the previous 10 meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Dallas. The under is also 4-1 in the Raptors’ last five games overall and has cashed inf our of Toronto’s last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Mavericks’ last seven home games and is 8-0 in their last eight games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
Sunday NBA Prediction: Raptors/Mavericks under 219