|Pascal Siakam||27||5||2016: Rd 1, Pk 27 (TOR)|
|Norman Powell||28||6||2015: Rd 2, Pk 46 (MIL)|
|OG Anunoby||24||4||2017: Rd 1, Pk 23 (TOR)|
|Scotties Barnes||20||RK||2021: Rd 1, Pk 4 (TOR)|
Toronto Raptors - Season Preview
The Toronto Raptors are finally back on Canadian soil after Covid-19 forced the team to play their “home games” from Tampa Bay during the tumultuous 2020-2021 season. And while the Raps were officially welcomed back to T.O. and the Scotiabank Arena with Media Day photo shoots and a press conference, they’ll be without their greatest Raptor of all time, as Kyle Lowry was dealt to the Miami Heat during the off-season in a sign-and-trade for Precious Achiuwa and Goran Dragic.
In addition to the GROAT being gone, the re-build (or re-tool if you prefer) was evident when Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster selected Scottie Barnes 4th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft. The bold selection left many fans, and basketball pundits in general, rather perplexed as Jalen Suggs was expected to be a lock within the top-four.
Now, with perhaps a clearer vision that’s built on length, athleticism and versatility (don’t forget about Chris Boucher), the pick doesn’t feel as much of a reach as it initially did on draft night. And although Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, and OG Anunoby are leading the way, it remains to be seen as to whether Toronto can bounce back and compete for a playoff spot (or at least exceed last season’s win total).
Toronto Raptors Betting Odds
On top of available regular season odds, basketball bettors can get Toronto Raptors betting odds in advance of the NBA season. National Basketball Association bettors can get NBA odds and Finals odds for the Raptors from the best sportsbooks online in Canada as well.
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Place wagers on the Toronto Raptors with betting odds posted prior to tip-off, during the matchup for live betting purposes, and as futures bets on the Toronto Raptors basketball team and players. A benefit of a futures wager is that it’s available longer than pre-game betting markets. You’ll spot futures lines that fluctuate throughout the offseason and during the regular season as well. The most trustworthy online sportsbooks in Canada will assist you in finding the best odds as they modify through the season.
Current Odds for the Raptors
Odds for the Toronto Raptors and NBA betting lines for the squad’s next contest can be located at online betting sites like Bodog, who release odds at the conclusion of every Raps game. Sports Interation, Betway, and Intertops are a few top Canadian sportsbooks who may choose to delay releasing basketball odds because they’re sitting on the status of an injured All-Star caliber player.
Most of the bookmakers in Canada release odds at the same time, while other Canadian betting sites such as Spin Sports, PowerPlay, and Bet365, might release betting odds earlier depending on the accumulated information.
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Toronto Raptors Team History
The Toronto Raptors were founded in 1995, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies, as part of the NBA’s expansion into Canada. The Raptors, whose team name was influenced by the popular 1993 Jurassic Park film, have been the only Canadian-based franchise in the Association since 2001-02, after the Grizzlies were relocated to Memphis, Tennessee.
Toronto Raptors Playoff History
Toronto struggled early on, until they acquired Vince Carter from the Golden State Warriors in a draft-day trade for Antawn Jamison in 1998. “Air Canada” and the Raptors set NBA-attendance records, and Vinsanity helped the Raps make the NBA playoffs in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Carter led Toronto to their first playoff series win in 2001, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals, only to be eliminated by a single point in Game 7 to Allen Iverson’s Philadelphia 76ers.
The “Carter” Effect
After VC essentially quit on the team in what was an ugly break-up to say the least, Chris Bosh was next in line as the Raptors team leader. In addition to CB4, 2006 first overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani (along with a revamped roster assembled by general manager Bryan Colangelo) helped the Raptors qualify for their first playoff appearance in five years, capturing the Atlantic Division title.
The Raptors also advanced to the postseason in 2007-08, but failed to qualify for the playoffs in each of the next five NBA seasons. However, Toronto reached the playoffs in 2014 under a new era led by Masai Ujiri, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, and became a consistent playoff team in every season of Ujiri’s tenure (aside from 2020-21). Under Ujiri’s leadership, the Raps won five Division titles and saw their most successful regular season in 2018.
North Over Everything
Despite the team’s regular-season success, their failure to reach the NBA Finals led to the firing of head coach (and COY) Dwane Casey following the 2018 playoffs. Nick Nurse was hired as head coach. DeRozan was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. The Raps then traded Jonas Valanciunas to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol at the NBA trade deadline.
You may recall during the 2019 playoffs the infamous Game 7, series-clinching buzzer-beater from Kawhi Leonard over Joel Embiid’s sobbing Sixers. After “The Klaw” hit “The Shot”, the Raptors bounced the Greek Freak and his Milwaukee Bucks in the next round, winning their first Eastern Conference title. Toronto advanced to their first NBA Finals, and won their first NBA championship against an injury-riddled Golden State Warriors team, who were without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson for most of the series.
Eastern Conference: Atlantic Division
The Toronto Raptors play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with four other NBA teams – the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Boston Celtics.
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Single-event sports betting is the act of staking money on one selection or a single market. It offers bettors the opportunity to make a profit by predicting the outcome of one match. Single-event sports betting is prohibited in Canada. Bill C-218 and Bill C-13 were introduced in 2020 to legalize single-event sports betting in Canada. Both bills were set aside during the COVID-19 pandemic, but discussions and votes picked back up during early 2021.