Raptors betting trends & injury report
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Raptors live betting odds
The launch of single-game betting across Canada means you can bet during live Raptors games at odds that change with the action. It’s the most fun and exciting way to bet on basketball, and online sportsbooks (and/or their apps) are really the only way to keep up.
The betting markets are the same as you’ll find before the game for the most part, but the odds change as the contest progresses. There are quarter-by-quarter, half-by-half and an increased number of in-game prop bets available as well. Just remember, the odds change fast, which means you probably can’t get a live bet down fast enough.
Basic Raptors bets
The launch of single-game betting across Canada opens up betting on individual Raptors games involving the following basic single-game NBA bets:
- Moneyline: Bet on the Raptors or an opponent to win straight up. Get paid at either negative (favourite) or positive (underdog) odds locked in at the time you place the bet if you win.
- Spread: Bet on the Raptors or an opponent to win with a spread set by oddsmakers factored into the final score.
- Total (Over/Under): Bet on whether the Raptors and an opponent’s combined score will be over or under the line set by oddsmakers.
No. 1 Raptors betting secret
The one thing most people don’t know (but should) about betting the NBA is that scheduling hugely impacts winning. Teams don’t perform as well on the second night of back-to-back games. Teams playing a fourth game in five days are tired and ripe for upsets. Plus, teams at the end of long road trips don’t have the legs to play four quarters.
That means it’s important to check any team’s recent schedule before you bet on them. How many games they’ve played over the past week may impact their ability to win this one. A lot of travel or back-to-back games can tire teams out and prevent them from performing at their best. For the Raptors, a long West Coast road trip is often the catalyst to some “less than ideal” performances.
Raptors Vegas odds vs. local odds
Raptors game lines start out the same pretty much everywhere, even at Las Vegas sportsbooks. However, their NBA betting odds can end up different by tip off. Sportsbooks set lines trying to draw equal betting to each side. That way, they can realize the “vig” and earn a small profit without sweating the outcome of the game.
If more money is bet on one side, they’ll move the line to even out the betting again. However, only sportsbooks where the betting is uneven will make that change. Others do not, which is why lines that start out the same can end up different by tipoff. Of course, the Raptors are a Canadian team, which means there’s a chance more money is bet on the team in Canada than anywhere else. Therefore, the chances a Raptors betting line will move are greater here than anywhere else.
Raptors schedule 2021-22
The 2020-21 NBA season featured a condensed 72-game regular season schedule for all teams. A new play-in tournament for the No. 7-10 seeds gave the seventh- and eighth-seeded teams two chances to win one game and earn a playoff spot. The ninth and tenth seeds had to win two consecutive games to earn a playoff spot.
After that, the first round of traditional 16-team, four-round NBA Playoffs began and ran through the traditional NBA Finals. For next year, expect the league to return to the normal 82-game schedule. The Play-In tournament may or may not return.
Raptors draft picks
Here’s a look at the Raptors’ draft picks over the past five years:
|2020||29th overall||Malachi Flynn
|2020||59th overall||Jalen Harris (Two-way contract with the Raptors 905)
|2019||59th overall||Dewan Hernandez (NBA G League)
|2017||23rd overall ||OG Anunoby
|2016||9th overall||Jakob Pöltl (traded to San Antonio)
|2016||27th overall||Pascal Siakam
Raptors franchise leaders
Here’s a look at the Raptors career leaders:
- Games: DeMar DeRozan – 675
- 3-Pt Field Goals Made: Kyle Lowry – 1,498 (and counting)
- Rebounds: Chris Bosh – 4,776
- Points: DeMar DeRozan – 13,296
- Assists: Kyle Lowry 4,243 (and counting)
- Steals: Kyle Lowry – 871 (and counting)
- Points Per Game: Vince Carter – 23.4
- Rebounds Per Game: Chris Bosh – 9.4
- Assists Per Game: Damon Stoudamire – 8.8
Raptors coaching staff
Here’s a look at the Raptors’ 2021 coaches:
- Head Coach: Nick Nurse
- Assistant Coach: Adrian Griffin
- Assistant Coach: Sergio Scariolo
- Assistant Coach: Jama Mahlalela
- Assistant Coach: Jim Sann
- Assistant Coach: Jon Goodwillie
- Basketball Development Consultant: Jamaal Magloire
Past Raptors coaches
Here’s a look at the Raptors’ head coaches since 2000:
|Nick Nurse||2018-Present||127-58 (2019 NBA Champions)