Raptors odds: 3 best futures bets to grab early in 2022-23 season

Oct 14, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) makes a shot against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) makes a shot against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 19, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen (31) drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4) and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) try to defend Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Over 46.5 wins -110

The Raptors won 48 games last season, but it seems like Vegas believes that Toronto will be in for a slight recession thanks to the improvements that have been made around them in the East. Don’t be so willing just to accept the idea that Toronto is going to be a pushover.

The Raptors took down one of those much-hyped Eastern Conference teams on opening night by beating down the Cavaliers, and they managed to hang with the high-flying Nets despite the entire bench deciding to take a night off on the offensive side of the ball. They erased a 24-point road deficit against Miami without Barnes.

The Toronto Raptors could compete in the Eastern Conference.

One thing that the Raptors have going for them is the fact that they pulled off multiple wins against the Bucks, Heat, and 76ers last season while retaining their entire rotation. If anything, their performance against tanking teams like the Pistons, Pacers, and Thunder is what did them in.

If the Raptors can clean up some of their performances against the dregs of the league, that should immediately shoot them up the hypothetical Eastern Conference standings. Those who are well aware of the danger Toronto can unleash when fully healthy should hammer that over.

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