Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto by Marlo
MAvericks are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against teams below .400.
Also, Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Dallas are 11-2 at home this season while Raptors are 9-14 this season.
Last time out Dallas welcomed back Dirk and easily covered the spread against Grizzlies both at half time and full time.
Toronto has won three of their last 5 and are on a two game winning streak on the road with wins over Lakers and Bulls. It should be noted however that KObe was returning from injury when they pipped Lakers and Chicago are in a miserable rut so beating them on home turf doesn't have the same weight as before.
Toronto seemed to be doing OK since trading Gay and you would have to think that Mavs should be favourites by a few more here.
I'll take the Mavs to do the damage here in the first half as they are an extremely strong first half team. Mavericks usually outscore their opponents on home turf by average of at least 5 points in first 24 mins.
|Dallas -3 First Half||Bet365||1.90||8||52-49 PUSH (Stake return)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.