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Toronto Raptors point spread pick versus the New Orleans Pelicans

Game information New Orleans Pelicans @ Toronto Raptors 7:30EST, Wednesday December 23, 2020 Point Spread: Bet 365 – Toronto Raptors -3.5 Bet Online – Toronto Raptors -3.5 Powerplay – Toronto Raptors -3.5 Bodog – Toronto Raptors -3.5 Key injuries Toronto Raptors – Norman Powell (Questionable), Patrick McCaw (OUT) New Orleans Pelicans – none Outlook The … Read more

Three different paths that the Raptors can take this year

Raptors 2020-21 Outlook The Toronto Raptors are facing a crossroads this season. They have 34 year-old All star point guard Kyle Lowry and a core of players from ages 23-27. Furthermore, they have interesting depth pieces who could have break out seasons (or fail to live up to expectations). Masai Ujuri, Bobby Webster, and the … Read more

How the Raptors matchup against the East’s top teams

The Toronto Raptors have been the best regular season team in the Eastern Conference over the past seven years. They have finished in the top three seeds in six of those seasons, and forth in the other one. During this span, they have amassed a 374-190 record and have six division titles. No team in … Read more

What if the Raptors don’t get Giannis?

The Toronto Raptors are one of the best organizations in any sport at keeping information a secret. Masai Ujuri and Bobby Webster work magic behind the scenes and we rarely catch on to their plans. For the first time, we know exactly what their master plan is. The Raptors have done everything to keep a … Read more

Norman Powell could be the key player for the Raptors

During the 2019-20 season, the Toronto Raptors leaned heavily on seven players. When they were healthy, Kyle Lowry, Fred Vanvleet, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, and Norman Powell were Nick Nurses’ go to guys. We saw it on opening night, it became clear that Nurse didn’t trust the rest of the roster. … Read more

Three draft night trades the Raptors can make

Typically, the boring days of an NBA offseason occur a couple of weeks after the start of free agency. All of the big-name free agents would have found their new homes, the blockbuster trades would have been finalized, and the NBA Draft would be distant history. This year, things have obviously been different. Rather than … Read more

Oladipo wants to play for the Raptors, but do the Raptors want Oladipo?

Over the past couple of months, there have been back-and-forth reports regarding Victor Oladipo’s frustration with playing in Indiana. Several times, Oladipo has openly refuted these reports, claiming that he did not, and would not request a trade. Then, the NBA bubble rolled around, and after appearing in 13 games prior to the league’s shutdown, … Read more

Evaluating the Raptors roster needs

In organizations where people are the key resources that dictate performance, human resource managers often use replacement charts to visualize which employees can, and will replace their outgoing co-workers. In the basketball realm, replacement charts could be equated to teams’ depth charts – something that is used both formally by teams, and casually by the … Read more

Norman Powell’s overtime heroics lead Raptors to a Game 7

One week ago, the Boston Celtics found themselves up two points against the Toronto Raptors with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game. They were half a second away from putting the defending champions in an unrecoverable 3-0 series deficit, and proclaiming their third Conference Finals berth in the last four years. It’s been anything but … Read more