Raptors Projected To Win 50+ Games, Ranked Third In East

Coming off their first 50-win season in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors are favoured to do it again this year.

Oddsmakers at online sportsbook Pinnacle.com have set the Raptors Over/Under season win total at 50.5 for the 2016-17 season. Last year, the Raptors won 56 games on their way to their first-ever Eastern Conference Finals appearance.

Can they win 50 again? The jury is out. Many are predicting a bit of a downturn this year for Toronto, although 9 of 15 experts in an NBA.com poll predicted the Raptors will win the Atlantic Division once again.

Toronto returns most of its cast from last year. Bismack Biyombo and Luis Scola are gone, but the team added size and grit with the signing of Jared Sullinger. The Raptors would also benefit from having a healthy DeMarre Carroll, and Jonas Valanciunas had his coming-out-party as an important big man in last year’s playoffs.

Here’s a look at some other Raptors betting lines and NBA prop odds for the 2016-17 season (all odds from Pinnacle unless otherwise noted).

Raptors NBA Championship Odds

At +3600, the Raptors rank fifth on the NBA Championship Odds and third among teams in the Eastern Conference.

Raptors Eastern Conference Championship Odds

The Raptors pay +1000 to win the East. Cleveland is the favourite at -270, followed by the Celtics at +740.

Raptors Atlantic Division Odds

Boston Celtics -110
Toronto Raptors +110
New York Knicks: +1100
Philadelphia 76ers: +10000
Brooklyn Nets: +20000

Raptors Playoff Odds

Yes: -5000
No: +1500

NBA Championship Odds

Golden State Warriors: -130
Cleveland Cavaliers: +270
San Antonio Spurs: +690
Boston Celtics: +2800
Toronto Raptors: +3600
Oklahoma City Thunder: +5900


Steph Curry: +350
Russell Westbrook: +350
LeBron James: +410
Kevin Durant: +720
Kwhani Leonard: +740
James Harden: +900
Any Golden State Warriors player: +210