Vegas: Raptors see spike in title odds

The Raptors have been Vegas' most popular bet to win the NBA championship over the past seven days
Publish date:

Can the Toronto Raptors repeat as NBA champions this year? Vegas bettors seem to like their odds.

The Raptors have been hot bet to win the NBA title this season, with 22% of all bets over placed over the past week coming in on Toronto, according to Oddschecker.

“The Raptors made history last year against all odds, so it is perfectly understandable to see sports bettors backing them to repeat the feat," Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt wrote in a press release.

“Whilst their chances remain remote, the activity of the past week has prompted some oddsmakers to cut Toronto’s odds."

Though the Raptors still remains at +2400 at some books, indicating a 4% probability of repeating as champions, some books have moved Toronto's odds as far as +1500, indicating a 6.25% chance of winning the title.

The top of the market still has the Raptors behind the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics as the sixth most likely team to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

TeamOdds of Winning

Los Angeles Lakers


Milwaukee Bucks


Los Angeles Clippers


Houston Rockets


Boston Celtics


Toronto Raptors


Philadelphia 76ers


Denver Nuggets


Miami Heat


Dallas Mavericks


Utah Jazz


- Have you signed up for the AllRaptors Community Board? We are trying to create a place to share posts and have intriguing and fun conversations about all things related to the Toronto Raptors and Canada Basketball! Once you sign up, feel free to post as you'd like.

- Aaron Rose covers the Toronto Raptors and Canadian basketball for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him on Twitter @aaronbenrose or on Facebook @AllRaptors.