As “Canada’s Team” in the NBA, the Raptors have encapsulated an entire country’s fanbase with their success in recent years. This is an organization that had only won one playoff series in it’s existence entering the 2015-16 season and fans have been hungry for more. Management has got a solid core in place with the likes of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Jonas Valanciunas on the roster and consistent winning seasons have followed recently.
With the popularity of this team spanning an entire country, Toronto Raptors lines see plenty of attention from Canadian sports bettors each year. Bettors backing Toronto more often than not have been rewarded with the numerous winning seasons of late, but until this team goes on a deep playoff run, those fans and bettors will always be left wanting a little bit more.
Toronto Raptors Next Game
You can find the Toronto Raptors next game with the moneyline prices listed below. It’s a great way to keep taps on this team’s progress throughout the year.
Toronto Raptors Score
Staying up-to-date on the Raptors schedule and finding the most recent Toronto Raptors score is easy with the calendar below.
Toronto Raptors Standings
The Raptors have experienced plenty of regular season success since they brought in coach Dwane Casey to lead the team. Check out where the Toronto Raptors sit in this year’s standings below.
Toronto Raptors Record
Since Casey came on board as coach for the 2011-12 season, Toronto has improved their record each season. It’s culminated with three straight division titles (’14,’15,’16) and a franchise record 56 wins in 15-16. That record was good enough for the second seed in the Eastern Conference and chances are they will likely be a top six team for the foreseeable future.
The Raptors are led by their backcourt of Lowry and DeRozan as both made the All-Star game on their home floor in 2016. This team goes as those two stars go and while it has led to some tremendous regular season success, those two players (and the rest of the team) have a reputation of shrivelling up in the playoffs. Always something to keep in mind when betting on Raptors games in the post-season.
Finally, from a betting perspective, the Raptors don’t always get the credit they deserve with point spreads and moneyline prices because they just don’t get that much attention south of the border. That means that you can find some solid betting opportunities to back the Raptors throughout the year.
However, this team right now doesn’t have a bonafide superstar like Lebron James or Steph Curry that can take over a game and hit that game-winning shot with routine. Being mentally tough and fighting through adversity is another thing this team has consistently struggled with and until that changes, bettors would be wise to not put a tremendous amount of faith in Toronto to bring home the money when the stakes get higher.