Mavericks vs. Raptors Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Tired Raptors Cover Spread vs. Mavericks? 3/16/18

Will the Toronto Raptors cover the double-digit spread tonight when they host the Dallas Mavericks at 7:30 p.m. ET? Toronto will play on back-to-back nights.

Game Snapshot

(805) Dallas Mavericks at (806) Toronto Raptors

Friday, March 16, 2018

TV: N/A, 7:30 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Raptors are 11-point road favorites to beat the Mavericks, while the over/under currently sits at 212 points at the majority of online sportsbooks.

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LINE MOVEMENT

Toronto opened as a 12.5-point home favorite but the line has dropped to 11 at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the total, it opened at 213 but has dropped a full point to 212.

WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE

As of Friday afternoon, 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks for tonight’s game are on the Raptors to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 62% of the betting tickets are on the under.

KEY INJURIES

Wesley Matthews (leg) is out for the Mavericks and so is Salah Mejri (hamstring). On the other side, CJ Miles (elbow) is probable while Norman Powell (ankle) is questionable.

BETTING STRATEGY

The Raptors have been a covering machine for bettors recently, cashing in four straight and in six straight when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. Toronto is also 7-3 against the number in its last 10 home games and is 4-0 at the betting window in its last four games coming off a win. After rallying last night in Indiana, I like the Raptors to handle the Mavericks despite playing on no rest.

 

FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -11

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