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.