The Toronto Raptors have been trending in the wrong direction for the last few seasons. Sportsbooks offering early Raptors odds to win the NBA Finals have them listed at +50000 (500-1). The team’s season win total is set at 29.5, slightly below the 41 wins they accrued last year when they lost to Chicago in the Play-In Tournament.
The current season is turning into a transitional year for Toronto as General Manager Masai Ujiri has traded away Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby – two of the three remaining players from the 2019 championship run – for draft picks, expiring contracts, and young talent. One of the big moves included adding RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickly via a trade with the New York Knicks.
Toronto Raptors Odds
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Here is the Raptors’ current roster.
Raptors 2023-2024 Schedule
The Raptors have opened the 2023-2024 regular season. Here is Toronto’s complete schedule
Additions: Gradey Dick (draft), Jalen McDaniels (signed), Dennis Schröder (signed), Bruce Brown (trade), Jordan Nwora (trade). RJ Barrett (trade), Immanuel Quickley (trade), Kira Lewis Jr. (trade)
Subtractions: Fred VanVleet (free agent), Will Barton (free agent), Pascal Siakam (trade), OG Anunoby (trade), Precious Achiuwa (trade), Malachi Flynn (trade)
Who Are The Best Players On The Raptors?
Pascal Siakam has emerged as the clear alpha on offense after it looked like Scottie Barnes might quickly ascend to that role after winning Rookie of the Year honors. Siakam has operated at a borderline All-NBA level this season, filling up the box score while seeing his efficiency understandably dip as he shoulders too much of the offense. Still a solid two-way player, Siakam would make for a very intriguing co-star on Toronto or elsewhere if the team opts to deal him for a bounty.
OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet weren’t seen as too far behind Siakam, but both have had somewhat disappointing 2022-23 campaigns, much like Barnes. Each of those players has seen efficiency dip or flatline even as league-wide scoring takes off.
Long-term, Barnes still shows tremendous promise. What exactly he is as a player (undersized center? Lead ball-handler? Both?) remains an open question.
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Raptors’ 2022-2023 season Recap
No doubt about it, Toronto’s 2022-23 campaign rates as a huge disappointment. Pegged for a bit shy of 50 wins on the heels of a surprising 48 the prior year, the Raptors fell on their faces on offense. Never a strong suit with this group, the half-court offense has been among the worst in the NBA. Pascal Siakam just isn’t a strong enough lead ball-handler to make it work despite his great season.
However, after sitting seven games below .500 at multiple points early in the season amid calls for a sell-off, the Raptors recovered in February. They potentially saved their season with a 7-2 stretch of basketball, although only one of those wins came against a certain playoff team (Memphis).
Now in the thick of the play-in race, the Raptors would make for an intriguing playoff spoiler in certain matchups given their unique style of play. A mid-season trade for Jakob Poeltl seems to be paying huge dividends in shoring up a long-time problem spot at center.
How To Bet On Toronto Raptors Odds
There are many ways to bet Toronto Raptors odds during the NBA season.
- Raptors -4: This is the point spread. Since the Raptors are favorites (denoted by the minus sign), they are giving 4 to the Bulls. That is, they must win the game by at least five to cover the spread, which would cash your Raptors ticket (a four-point win returns your money).
- Raptors -180: This is the moneyline. Again, the Raptors are favorites (minus sign), so the bettor must “lay” a price. That is, they must put up $180 for every $100 they wish to win on the Raptors.
- Over/Under 220.5: This is the betting total. Bettors taking the over must see at least 221 points scored in order to win their bets. Those on the under must see 220 or fewer.
Any of these bets can usually be combined with other bets in parlays. A same game parlay with multiple wagers from one Raptors game also gives the option of combining multiple bets in hopes of a bigger payout.
Smaller Markets, Other Raptors Betting Options
Getting past the basics, player props are probably the next most popular way to bet the NBA. Since few if any team sports are more individual player-driven than the NBA, player props for the association are a very popular option. Rather than simply betting the Raptors to beat the Bulls, one can bet that Pascal Siakam will score more than, say, 25.5 points. Or, they can bet that he will snag more than 6.5 rebounds. People love to bet props on their favorite players and in nationally televised games.
We’ve already discussed futures bets above. These allow a bettor to make a wager that the Raptors can accomplish some feat at a later date: win the Atlantic Division, the Eastern Conference, the NBA Finals, surpass a certain number of wins, etc.
NBA bettors can also try teasers. Usually, NBA teasers involve buying four points from the sportsbook – for example, turning Raptors -4 into Raptors pick (no handicap) against the Bulls – but in exchange, the bettor must parlay that adjusted price with at least one more adjusted price. Generally speaking, it isn’t advised to bet NBA teasers. “Key numbers” don’t exist they way they do for NFL games. Therefore, buying points is usually a losing proposition.
Finally, there’s live betting. Live betting has gained more and more steam in recent years, particularly in the NBA. Live betting the NBA is a great way to take advantage of things like lineup changes and random scoring runs. Teams very frequently make up large deficits in the modern, 3-point-centric NBA. That makes live betting teams that fall behind early an attractive option.
Pay attention to plus-minus data as well to help find an edge. For example, of the high-minutes Raptors players, Jakob Poeltl has the best net rating on the team by a huge margin (+19.2). He’s making a huge impact. If the team sends him to the bench for his regular rest, that may be a great time to bet the Bulls live. They’re liable to make up some ground in that situation.
Toronto Raptors Franchise History
The history of the Raptors is not a very lengthy one. They entered the NBA with the Grizzlies as expansion franchises in the 1995-96 season. Only the New Orleans Pelicans are younger.
Few NBA teams lost more than the Raptors over their first four seasons. Things turned in 1999-2000 as recent draft picks Vince Carter and (his cousin) Tracy McGrady emerged as budding stars. Especially Carter, who gained fame as one of the great dunkers in NBA history. Toronto made the playoffs, but McGrady then left at the earliest opportunity. Carter led the team to two more playoff appearances but no real success.
The team entered another down cycle, trading Carter in short order and making the playoffs just twice in the next 11 seasons (both first-round losses). It drafted star forward Chris Bosh, but without any measure of support, he too eventually left in free agency.
Dwane Casey signed on as coach in 2011 following an abysmal 60-loss season. Under Casey, the team slowly improved. By his fourth season (2013-14), the team won 48 games and returned to the playoffs. Scoring wing DeMar DeRozan (drafted ninth overall a few seasons prior) and trade acquisition PG Kyle Lowry formed the foundation of a team that won 52.6 games on average for the next five seasons.
However, playoff success proved elusive. The team did make the conference finals in 2015-16, but that began a three-season run of being dismissed easily by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Toronto won just two games in that stretch, including getting swept back-to-back seasons. GM Masai Ujiri gave Casey his walking papers and brought in Nick Nurse to coach the team.
He also acquired disgruntled and injured Spurs star wing Kawhi Leonard, trading away DeRozan. The move proved to be a masterstroke. With the East opened up following James’ departure to LA, the Raptors made the finals behind Leonard’s strong play. There, they upset the favored but injury-depleted Golden State Warriors to win the title.
Leonard left after one season and the Raptors have experience varying successes and failures since as they muddle through a middle ground, neither rebuilding nor truly contending.
FAQs About Toronto Raptors Odds
Who is favored to win the 2024 NBA title?
The Boston Celtics (), Milwaukee Bucks (), and defending champion Denver Nuggets () are the early favorites to win the NBA title.
What are the odds that the Raptors will win the NBA championship this year?
Toronto’s market price for winning the NBA championship is .
What are the Raptors odds to make the playoffs this season?
Toronto opens the 2023-2024 preseason with odds of making the NBA Playoffs.
Has a Raptors player ever won MVP?
No. Since the advent of the NBA MVP award in 1956, no Raptors player has won it.
Where do the Toronto Raptors play?
Toronto plays at Scotiabank Arena, located in downtown Toronto. It seats about 20,000 fans.
Who owns the Toronto Raptors?
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, a collective ownership group that also runs the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
Who coaches the Toronto Raptors?
Darko Rajakovic. The team hired him to replace Nick Nurse, who is now coaching the 76ers.