NBA: Raptors Tied For Worst Odds to Win Eastern Conference and NBA Championship

NBA: Raptors Tied For Worst Odds to Win Eastern Conference and NBA Championship

The odds for the 2024-2025 NBA championship are out. Many NBA bettors and Raptors fans probably don’t expect the Raptors to be among the betting favourites in the east or for the NBA championship. But did you expect them to have the worst odds?

Quick Take

  • Toronto Raptors odds to win east and preview
  • Odds to win the championship and preview
  • Atlantic Division preview

The Toronto Raptors are huge underdogs to win the east and NBA title

After signing All-Star forward Scottie Barnes, according to multiple reports, to the largest contract in Raptors history and signing Immanuel Quickley to a new deal, the Toronto Raptors are tied for the worst odds to win the Eastern Conference and NBA championship on BetRivers. According to the reports, Barnes signed a five-year maximum rookie extension worth up to $270 million. Quickley signed a $175 million contract.

At +50000, the Raptors are tied for the worst odds to win the 2024-2025 NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, and Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors finished last season with a 25-57 record and missed the playoffs and Play-In Tournament. The season was a rollercoaster, with ups and downs as the Raptors navigated injuries and bringing in new players. Right now the team is full of young players with a lot to prove. The team and young players have a lot of room to improve after a tough end to last season.

NBA championship and east preview

The Boston Celtics are the betting favourites with +120 odds. Last postseason was full of injuries. Jimmy Butler, Kristaps Porzingis, Tyrese Haliburton, and Julius Randle are all All-Star level players who missed games during the playoffs because of an injury.The Raptors probably won’t have a great shot in the east if the conference has better luck with health. On the other hand, the Raptors have a lot of young talent with potential.

If players like Barnes, Quickley, RJ Barrett, and Gradey Dick can make big improvements, the Raptors should be able to make the playoffs. Anything can happen from there, especially with injury luck. The Raptors have +25000 odds to win the east. At +50000 to win the title and +25000 to win the east, the Raptors probably aren’t one of the worst teams to bet on, but a bet on the Raptors most likely won’t pay off. The Raptors are tied for the worst odds to win the east with the Pistons, Hornets, Bulls, Wizards, and Nets.

Atlantic Division preview

The Atlantic Division features the Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Knicks, Nets, and Raptors. This division looks like the Celtics’ division to lose right now. They are the defending champions and have had the most wins in the division for the past two seasons. The Celtics are the betting favourites at -275. The 76ers and Knicks are tied for second with +300 odds. The Raptors, +15000, will have a hard time winning this division if injuries don’t have a huge impact.

The three teams ahead of them have proven players who know how to win games during the regular season. The Raptors will likely struggle during the regular season while they figure out how to win with this new group. The other teams will probably be ready to win games from the first game of the season. The Raptors might need a couple of months before they start looking like a team that can compete. The Raptors won’t have a great shot in the division if they start slow and have to make up too many games.