Toronto Raptors Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20
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Kawhi Leonard made a shocking exit from the Toronto Raptors after delivering the franchise its first NBA championship. But Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and others should make sure this team is still competitive, if not a darkhorse contender, in a wide-open Eastern Conference. A slow start, however, could signal a fire sale of expiring contracts, so tread lightly.
Here’s the key odds available and how you should bet them:
Raptors Win-Total Betting
The Line: 46.5 with SugarHouse
The Raptors are still a playoff team, even without Leonard, and they’ve got an intriguing bench to go with their studs upfront in Lowry and Siakam. But there’s little room for error without a bona fide superstar in Leonard. They’ll be fighting for homecourt advantage in Round 1. Plus, they could sell pieces and enter a quasi-rebuild.
The Bet: Back the under. We project them to fall just shy of this win total.
Raptors Atlantic Division Odds
The Line: +500 with DraftKings
Toronto may still be competitive most nights, but they won’t be able to keep up with the 76ers in the Atlantic Division. The minute Leonard chose the Clippers in free agency, the Raptors moved down a tier.
The Bet: Stay away from these odds, as the Raptors will at best finish a distant second to the 76ers.
Raptors Eastern Conference Odds
The Line: +1400 with FanDuel
Don’t bank on a repeat performance. It took an historic performance from Leonard to get the Raptors to their first ever Finals. Without him? They’re a second-round exit at best. They simply don’t have the firepower to compete in a seven-game series.
The Bet: Avoid these odds.
Raptors NBA Title Odds
The Line: +3600 with 888sport
We won’t have a back-to-back champion this season. The Raptors caught lightning in a bottle by trading for Leonard and getting enough from the supporting cast to win a title. But their window has closed shut for now.
The Bet: There’s no real value in these odds, even at this number.
Best Raptors Player Prop Bets
Siakam, the league’s Most Improved Player last season, could wind up being the primary option for the Raptors this season. He’s now a household name after winning MIP and a championship, and his best basketball is ahead of him.
The Bet: The fact that you can get him for +100 feels like excellent value. If he improves even slightly on last year’s numbers, he’ll be a no-brainer All-Star selection in the East.