Toronto Raptors Odds & Betting Tips

It started with Vince Carter. It rose through those special Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan years. And it peaked with Jurassic Park celebrating the NBA Championship that Kawhi Leonard helped bring to Toronto in 2019.

Now, Steady Freddy and Spicy P have taken up the mantle of Canada’s love affair with basketball. But while Fred VanVleet has turned his “Bet On Yourself” tagline into a brand, the Toronto Raptors‘ coast-to-coast fanbase has largely missed out on betting on all the Raptors’ recent success.

Up until now, NBA betting in Canada has been parlay-only and at nowhere near the true odds. With single-game betting ushered in by the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, though, Raptors betting has now been cleared for takeoff.

Here’s a complete look at the new age of Raptors sports betting in Canada, including the best Raptors moneylines, spreads and totals odds available at Canadian online sportsbooks for tonight’s game plus the best futures odds for the Raps winning another NBA title.

Today’s Raptors odds: moneyline, spread, totals

Here’s a look at the best current monyeline, point spread and over/under odds for tonight’s Raptors game as posted at top Canadian online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook and start making your bets.

Raptors NBA final odds, playoff odds

Prefer to bet on the Raptors’ overall shot at winning the NBA Championship or the Eastern Conference? See below for the best current Raptors betting odds posted at Canadian online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to start making your bet on the Raps winning the Atlantic Division, the East or even another NBA Championship:

Pascal Siakam MVP, prop odds

Pascal Siakam has risen from the G League as a rookie to an NBA Champion. He also won the league’s Most Improved Player Award in that magical 2019 title run. Now, Spicy P has become an NBA All-Star and even an NBA MVP candidate in certain circles. See below for the latest Siakam odds as posted at top online sportsbooks.

Raptors betting trends & injury report

Betting on the Raptors successfully requires access to solid and trustworthy information. You’re going to want the latest NBA game data, stats and news to help you make informed picks. Here’s where you’ll find an automated feed including all of that:

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:

Draft YearRoundPlayer
202029th overallMalachi Flynn
202059th overallJalen Harris (Two-way contract with the Raptors 905)
201959th overallDewan Hernandez (NBA G League)
201723rd overall OG Anunoby
20169th overallJakob Pöltl (traded to San Antonio)
201627th overallPascal 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:

CoachTenureRecord
Nick Nurse2018-Present127-58 (2019 NBA Champions)
Dwane Casey2011-2018320-238
Jay Triano2009-201187-142
Sam Mitchell2004-2008156-189
Kevin O'Neill2003-200433-49
Lenny Wilkens2000-2003113-133

Toronto Raptors home games

The Toronto Raptors haven’t played a game in Toronto in 2021, but Scotiabank Arena is still the team’s home. Here are the key details:

  • Home Court: Scotiabank Arena (Formerly Air Canada Center)
  • Opened: Feb. 19, 1999
  • Address: 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2X2, Canada
  • Basketball capacity: 19,800
  • Owner: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • Broke ground: March 12, 1997
  • Construction cost: CA$265 million
  • Other tenants: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) (1999–present), Toronto Rock (NLL) (2001–present)

Raptors play-by-play/radio

Raptors games air on either TSN, with Matt Devlin on play-by-play and Jack Armstrong on colour, or Sportsnet, with Devlin on play-by-play and Leo Rautins on colour.

Toronto Raptors Radio is on The Fan 590 with Paul Jones and Eric Smith.

Where to watch/stream Raptors games

Raptors games air on either Sportsnet or TSN. You can also watch streams of the broadcasts online through a subscription to NBA League Pass.

Raptors logo/mascot

The Raptors’ logo started out as a basketball-playing cartoon dinosaur wrapped in the word “RAPTORS.” The colours were purple, black, red and grey. The logo is now a basketball featuring a raptor’s claw marks with the text “TORONTO RAPTORS” above and below it. The colours are red, black and white.

The Raptor is the team’s official mascot. He is a red velociraptor with basketball shoes and a No. 95 jersey, commemorating the year that the Raptors were established.

Who owns the Raptors?

The Toronto Raptors were established in November 1993, when the NBA awarded its 28th franchise to an ownership group headed by Toronto businessman John Bitove. The ownership group paid a then-record expansion fee of $125 million for the team. Local radio station owner Allan Slaight and Bitove each owned close to 40 percent of the team. Vice President and Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas also owned a 9 percent stake in the team and Scotiabank around 10 percent.

In 1996, Slaight exercised a clause in the ownership agreement forcing Bitove to buy Slaight’s shares or be bought out himself. Slaight ended up with 79 percent of the team.

In 1999, Slaight sold the team to the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL club and what would then become Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, while a new shared facility, the Air Canada Centre (now Scotiabank Arena) was under construction. The deal was reportedly worth $467 million, including $179 million for the team and $288 million for the arena.

Bell Canada, Larry Tanenbaum and Rogers Communications bought a controlling interest in the Raptors and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment for a reported $400 million in 2012.

How much are Raptors tickets?

The average ticket price for a Raptors game at Scotiabank Arena was expected to rise to $150 per ticket from $109 in the 2019-20 season. However, it remains to be seen what ticket prices will be when the Raptors return to Toronto for the 2021-22 season. In their temporary home of Tampa, the average price for a Raptors ticket at Amalie Arena has been $100.

You can buy Raptors tickets at www.nba.com/raptors/tickets.

Toronto Raptors franchise by the numbers

  • Forbes Valuation: $2.15 billion
  • Owner: Bell Canada, Larry Tanenbaum, Rogers Communications
  • NBA Championships: 1 (2019)
  • Numbers Retired: None
  • Top Rated Raptor on NBA2K: Pascal Siakam (87)
  • Most consecutive 30-point games: DeMar DeRozan (5)
  • Most All-Star Appearances: Kyle Lowry (6) (2015-2020)
  • Slam Dunk Champions: Vince Carter (2000), Terrence Ross (2013)
  • NBA Awards: NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard (2019), NBA Most Improved Player Pascal Siakam (2019), Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire (1996), Vince Carter (1999).
  • Most Conference Player of the Week Awards: DeMar DeRozan (10)
  • Most Conference Player of the Month Awards: DeMar DeRozan (3)
  • Biggest Comeback: Down 30 vs. Dallas Mavericks, Dec. 22, 2019.
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