The Toronto Raptors (9-9) host Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (9-8) on Saturday. Dallas is in the middle of a three-game road trip and hopes to secure a win. The Mavericks are losers of two straight, dropping to the Boston Celtics in their previous contest. In a similar fashion, Toronto has lost two in a row. On Wednesday, Brooklyn topped the Raptors 112-98. Fred VanVleet (illness) is questionable for Toronto. Pascal Siakam (adductor) and Scottie Barnes (knee) have been ruled out.

Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Dallas is the 2.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is set at 215. Before making any Raptors vs. Mavericks picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four seasons. The model enters Week 6 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 103-68 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,700. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mavs vs. Raptors and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Raptors vs. Mavs

  • Mavericks vs. Raptors spread: Dallas -2.5
  • Mavericks vs. Raptors over/under: 215 points
  • Mavericks vs. Raptors money line: Dallas -135, Toronto +115
  • DAL: Over is 8-0 in Mavericks' last eight games following a straight-up loss
  • TOR: Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games playing on two days' rest
  • Mavericks vs. Raptors picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Mavericks can cover

Guard Spencer Dinwiddie is a smart and smooth facilitator who owns good quickness and a fast first step. Dinwiddie has great court vision and is patient when setting up his teammates up. The 29-year-old is able to create his own offense and thrives in transition. Dinwiddie averages 16.9 points and five assists per game. On Nov. 23, he had 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists.

Forward Tim Hardaway Jr. is a marksman on the outside for this group. Hardaway Jr. has a nice jumper with a very good form. The Michigan product does a great job at filling the lane and finishing through contact. He's averaging 10.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game off the bench. On Nov. 16, he amassed 28 points, four rebounds and knocked down five 3-pointers. 

Why the Raptors can cover

Forward OG Anunoby is one of the top defenders in the NBA. Anunoby has a combination of quick feet, explosiveness and long arms to help slow down opponents. The Indiana product is a great leaper and hits 3-pointers consistently. Anunoby averages 18.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and league-high 2.4 steals per game. On Nov. 16, he supplied 32 points and 10 rebounds.

Guard Gary Trent Jr. is a perimeter-scoring threat for Toronto. Trent Jr. owns a terrific shooting stroke with exceptional range. The Duke product has the bounce to slam it down with force in the paint. The 23-year-old logs 16.7 points per game. In his last game. Trent Jr. finished with 19 points, three assists, and three steals. 

How to make Raptors vs. Mavericks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 226 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Mavs vs. Raptors? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.