Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Friday November 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST.
The (11-5) Dallas Mavericks of the Western Conference Southwest division will make the trip from the Metroplex to the only NBA city north of the border to take on the (13-2) Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division in 2014 NBA action. They will play at Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario. This Sports Handicapper believes Dallas at Toronto is the marquee matchup of Friday Night. Dallas is a prolific scoring team, and Toronto has one of the best records in the league. The Opening Betting Line has the Dallas Mavericks as a 3-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the total is at 208′-points for Friday Night’s game.
2014-15 Dallas Mavericks beat the New York Knicks 109-102 in overtime their last game on November 26th, that win broke a two-game losing streak for Dallas. Dallas is averaging just a bit over 109 points per game and giving up a little under 100 points pg. Dallas has dropped their last four to the number vs. Toronto and are only 2-6 ATS their last eight north of the border. Dallas has lost their last three Against The Spread, going over twice and staying under once in the three2014 NBA Point Spread Betting Picks. The key to a Dallas win is to play their style that is an up and down fast pace, the Mavericks will also need to focus on defense at some point this season.
The 2014-15 Toronto Raptors are averaging about 108 points per game, nine points above the NBA average. Toronto is on a six-game win streak, they beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-115 on Thanksgiving eve in the “ATL”. The under is 6-1-1 the last eight meetings between the team in Toronto. The under is 4-0 Toronto last four home games vs. A team with a winning road record. Toronto is 6-4 Against The Spread, going over the total five-times and staying under five. The key to a Toronto win is to play defense, head coach Dwayne Casey is a specialist at that end of the floor. Toronto can’t fall in love with jump shots.
Free Pick: Toronto-3.