Canada’s lone team, in the 2014-15 season, set a mark for most franchise wins in a season with 49, besting the previous year’s mark of 48. They’ve built a strong team behind the All-Star duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. The Raptors nearly ended the Golden State Warrior’s record-breaking win streak that opened the season earlier this year, and have caused the Warriors problems in both matchups. Sitting just a few games back of the Cavaliers, the Raptors are looking for their first conference title. However, it’s all for not if the Raptors continue to fail in the playoffs.
The Toronto Raptors are a real threat to represent the NBA’s Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals this spring if they can best the Cleveland Cavaliers.They haven’t been able to exit the first round since the Vince Carter days, and even then the purple-clad Raps never made the conference finals. This feels like their year, and if the team can stay healthy, a problem they struggle with, Canada could be competing for the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Both DeRozan and Lowry average more than 20 points per game, while big-man Jonas Valanciunas is close to a double-double each game. Although free-agent signing DeMarre Carroll has been injured for more than half the year, the Raps have had players like Terrence Ross and Luis Scola step up. However, power forward is an area of weakness for Toronto and it is one area they should have addressed at the trade deadline if they want to be a true contender.
When it comes to throwing down some money on the Raptors, it’s a safe bet, but just make sure you’re not betting on the game with a Canadian friend, because if an upset happens, the dollar conversion will ding you.
Toronto Raptors Next Game
Analyse the Toronto Raptors next game and see if it's worth making a wager. Delve into the previous matches, compare key stats and ensure the Raptors aren't hit by the injury bug, too.
Toronto Raptors Regular Season Schedule
Keeping one eye on the Raptors regular season schedule is a sure-fire way to reap the rewards when you make your bet. Knowing the schedule is especially good for futures bets, too.
One problem with the Raptors is their inconsistency: they can play a top team and defeat them, but just a few nights later, they’ll lose to a lower seed. TO has hard games against Boston, San Antonio and Oklahoma City remaining.
Toronto Raptors Standings
The standings are looking favorable for the 2015-16 Raptors. Make checking the standings a part of your daily routine. It will invariably improve your betting winning percentage.
The Raptors are right on the tail of the Cavaliers and are looking to win the conference for the first time in franchise history.