Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Odds 2022-2023

The current Toronto Raptors NBA championship odds are . Heading into the 2022 postseason, Toronto was one of a few dark horse favorites from experts and avid fans alike. This was largely due to a late-season surge, winning eight of its last ten games, and spectacular defense that ranked fifth in defensive rating after the All-Star break. Unfortunately, injuries and lack of offensive consistency kept the Raptors from knocking off the 76ers in the first round; Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes both missed a pair of games. Hopefully, the addition of Christian Koloko in the draft and Otto Porter Jr in free agency can move the needle for a Raptors team in desperate need of offensive production.

Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2022-23

Toronto futures have been challenging to judge amid the Kevin Durant trade rumor, which is still a possibility by the start of the season. Still, if you have any firm conviction one way or the other, you can find the Raptors’ odds to win the championship, conference, division, or their odds on making the playoffs and win total below.

Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated September 2022)
2023 NBA Championship Odds
Eastern Conference Winner Odds
Atlantic Division Odds
Regular Season Win Total Odds
Odds To Reach Playoffs

The Raptors had an early exit in the 2022 playoffs, with all of their shortcomings highlighted on the brightest stage. There’s still good news: Toronto is a young team with plenty of talent to be bothersome in the next few years. The dream wishlist situation for the Raptors would be if a team decides to tank before the trade deadline in 2023 and moves on from a talented veteran center. Adding a center of that caliber would instantly propel Toronto towards the top of the conference and give it a fighting shot to take down teams like Miami or Philadelphia.

Reasons Why Toronto Raptors Can & Can’t Win NBA 2022-23 Championship

Strengths

  • Defense: As I alluded to above, few teams played better in the last third of the season on the defensive end than the Toronto Raptors. From the All-Star break through the end of the season, Toronto finished fifth in defensive rating. Additionally, the Raptors ranked ninth in opponent points per game and 11th in defensive efficiency throughout the season. If Toronto can duplicate its defensive effort in the last 20-30 games for the 2023 season, it should be in terrific shape to compete in the Eastern Conference.
  • Length: Toronto may not have great size at the center position, but it makes up for that with its wings: O.G. Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes, and Otto Porter are a talented set of scorers with terrific length. That length can be pretty disruptive on the defensive end and helps the Raptors match up well with teams that have capable perimeter scorers.

     Weaknesses

    • Interior Play/Rebounding: It is no mystery that Toronto struggles on the interior. If you don’t believe me, look at where it ranked for defensive rebounds per game (dead last.) The Raptors may be stacked with talented perimeter wings capable on both ends of the floor, but they need a reliable center desperately. While they were able to keep Chris Boucher around and draft the high-ceiling center out of Arizona, Christian Koloko, this will not move the needle much and could inhibit them for the foreseeable future.
    • Scoring/Consistency: Nothing highlighted the Raptors’ offensive struggles quite like the 2022 Playoffs. Against the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto had numerous droughts on offense, often relying on one-on-one scoring to put points on the board. During the series, the Raptors shot roughly 44% from the field and less than 30% from deep while merely averaging 103 points per game. Philly’s defense is solid, but those numbers indicate a struggling offense. Otto Porter should help score off the bench, but I still have concerns.
        Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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