After an ugly offensive showing in their home opener, the Toronto Raptors managed to tighten things up in Boston against the rival Celtics. While they didn’t have the most efficient shooting performance, the likes of Scottie Barnes were able to carry this team to a victory. Unfortunately, the newest Raptors odds aren’t projecting another win tonight,
The Raptors will have to turn around and do it again against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, which is always much easier said than done. Toronto might have a tough defense, but Doncic is a completely different beast.
The Mavericks were decimated by the Hawks in their season opener, and while that performance might help key a Toronto win, the odds of that happening two games in a row are slim to none.
Will Dallas end up getting back on the right track? Or will Toronto use their swarming defense and deep rotation to hand Jason Kidd an 0-2 start?
Raptors vs Mavericks Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBET have the Mavericks as -3.5 favorites against the spread, with Dallas -110 (bet $105 to win $100) to cover. The Mavs are -165 (bet $165 to win $100) on the moneyline, while Toronto checks in at +140 (bet $100 to win $140).
The over-under in this contest is 215, with the under coming in at -115 and the over at -105. Nick Nurse’s offense exploded during the second half against Boston, but with their stifling defense and questionable shooting, Vegas is expecting a defensive battle.
Raptors Starting Lineup Tonight
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Raptors Injury Report
Pascal Siakam and Yuta Watanabe have been ruled out for tonight’s game.
Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction
Toronto has the best defense, in terms of points allowed per game, in the NBA for any team that has played in multiple games. If that defense stays hot and the likes of Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby pick up the pace on offense, this squad could end up taking home another win.
Look for the over to cash, as this team appeared to have found an offensive philosophy that works, but with Doncic and the 7-3 presence of Kristaps Porzingis against a smaller team, it might be difficult to replicate their defense performance from the Boston game and take home a win.
Mavericks 110, Raptors 108
What channel is the Toronto Raptors game on?
Saturday’s game will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on TSN for Canadian audiences and Bally Sports Southwest for American fans.
Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks Live Stream
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Raptors Next Game and Schedule
This matchup against Dallas is the first in a four-game homestand that also include the Bulls, Pacers, and Magic. The Raptors will head back on the road near the end of the month against Indiana.
Oct. 25 vs. Chicago
Oct. 27 vs. Indiana
Oct. 29 vs. Orlando
Oct. 30 @ Indiana