The Toronto Raptors are looking good. I mean, real good. Right now, the Raptors sit at 20-8, and are on pace to break 55 wins if they keep this up. The crazy part is, they have actually had a tough schedule to date. The Raptors have had the 10th toughest schedule so far, while the Cavs and Celtics are close to the easiest schedules in the league to date.
With 16 out of 28 games being played on the road thus far, the Raptors will look to take advantage of a softer schedule in the 2nd half of the season, while the Celtics and Cavs will be in for a tougher road ahead. As a result, there is some serious potential that the Raptors could legitimately win the Eastern conference. They currently sit 3 games back of Boston, and 1.5 games back of the Cavs.
Winning the East would ultimately allow them to secure home court advantage throughout the entire playoffs, giving them their best shot yet of dethroning LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers as the kings of the Eastern conference. Therefore, you may take a look over betting sites and make a bet on the best group.
At this point, it will all come down to execution. If the Raptors win the games they should, there is legitimately a strong chance we see them finish at the top of the Eastern conference. That would certainly be a great sight to see.
While it seems inevitable that a Raptors-Cavs match-up will not go the way us Raptors fans hope, there is absolutely no doubt that winning the East will give the Raptors their best shot of taking down the Cavs. However, I also want to emphasize the importance of not overusing Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. Year after year, we see these guys get burnt out by the time the playoffs roll around. If this is going to be the cost of winning the Eastern Conference, it probably isn’t worth it. However, with the Cavs ritual of resting LeBron James, I’m sure we will see a close finish in the East.