By Evan Sidery | | 7 mins
Toronto Raptors Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions to Back
The Toronto Raptors are undergoing some pretty significant changes. Out the door to Miami via sign-and-trade is Kyle Lowry, one of the best and most important Raptors players in franchise history. Norman Powell, a key piece on Toronto’s championship team a few years ago, was shipped to Portland for up-and-coming shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. There’s been some rumors bubbling around Pascal Siakam’s potential availability on the trade market during the upcoming 2021-22 season.
Toronto has plenty of young talent accumulated around the inside-out duo of Siakam and Fred VanVleet, but will it be enough to bounce-back to playoff status? It’s one of the most difficult questions to answer when wagering NBA futures on any NBA team on betting apps.
Are the NBA odds calling the Raptors contenders or pretenders this season? Let’s dive into our NBA picks on the Raptors’ projected outlook. Local fans will also be able to get in on the action, too, with Ontario sports betting allowing single-event wagers.
Raptors Win-Total Betting
Betting sites are leaning towards the Raptors not being a real playoff threat in 2021-22. There’s valid reasoning behind that. Not only is the Eastern Conference the strongest it’s been in years, but there’s some long-term questions that need answered revolving around their best player Pascal Siakam. Toronto has the talent on paper to contend, but it will need a few lucky bounces to go its way to be a potential play-in team.
The Bet: I have a rosier outlook on the Raptors than most, so I’m going to go with the Over on PointsBet Sportsbook. The Raptors should be a team who finishes with a .500 record.
Raptors Division Odds
Unfortunately for Toronto, one aspect that stands in their way of big improvement is their division. It’s absolutely loaded with the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. It’s no wonder why projections have Toronto finishing in last place. Can it at least leapfrog a team like New York, though?
The Bet: Avoid this bet on the Raptors. At +4000 odds on BetMGM Sportsbook, Toronto will not compete for a divisional crown this season.
Raptors Eastern Conference Odds
The Raptors in a tough spot to compete for a playoff seed, let alone winning the entire Eastern Conference. With no Kyle Lowry on their roster, will Toronto be able to withstand his loss? on DraftKings Sportsbook gives them very long odds.
The Bet: An easy sports betting future to avoid here on the Raptors. They will not win the Eastern Conference in 2021-22.
Raptors NBA Title Odds
Toronto surprisingly has the same NBA title odds than they do to win the Eastern Conference. Either way, it shows how big of a longshot the Raptors are to win you back some serious cash on a futures bet. Toronto is in the bottom tier of the East, nowhere close to real championship aspirations.
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Best Raptors Player Prop Bets
The Line: OG Anunoby, Most Improved Player,
With Kyle Lowry leaving for the Miami Heat, it opens up even more scoring opportunities for wing OG Anunoby. Throughout last season, Anunoby flashed two-way brilliance for Toronto. Anunoby’s odds should be much higher than +3000, which makes this a very compelling play.
The Bet: If you paid attention to the Raptors last season, you knew Anunoby was on the verge of breaking out. Now, as the No. 2 option in Toronto, the usage spike will be massive for the former Indiana Hoosier. Take the money and run here on +3000 at FanDuel for Anunoby to win Most Improved Player.