Toronto Raptors Season Preview, Win Total Prediction


The Toronto Raptors are in a transition period after letting Kyle Lowry go in free agency, but they are still loaded with talent and have one of the best coaches in the NBA in Nick Nurse. 

I believe that the circumstances of last season are driving the Raptors win total and Futures prices down.

We’ll start there. The Raps were relocated to Tampa Bay, Florida, for the entire season due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the season quickly went sideways with injuries and possible mental fatigue. The Raps finished 27-45 in the shortened season, their worst winning percentage since 2013.

This season, though, the Raps will be back in Toronto and welcome a spirited home crowd. 

The team lost Lowry, the heart and soul, but they have emerging prospects such as OG Anunoby, who maintained his efficiency despite an uptick in volume.