Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs 76ers Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Nov. 11

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs 76ers Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Nov. 11

The Toronto Raptors went from one of the hottest teams in the league to ice cold in just one week. A five-game winning streak was followed up by three consecutive losses, with a tough defeat against the Celtics serving as one of the worst performances this team has had this season. The latest Raptors odds […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Magic Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Oct. 29

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Magic Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Oct. 29

The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic are two teams that are leaning into a youth movement. While the Canadian-based team has Scottie Barnes installed as one of the primary offensive playmakers, the Magic are already letting Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, and Cole Anthony take as many shots as possible. The Raptors and Magic have just three […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 unique lineups to look out for in 2021-22 season

Raptors: 3 unique lineups to look out for in 2021-22 season

In basketball, having lineup versatility is crucial in any team’s game-plan, and the Toronto Raptors are taking this message to heart given how they have constructed their new-look roster lately. This Raptors lineup is bursting at the seams with possible combinations for Nick Nurse to tinker with. Having set combinations that can become a difference-maker […]
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Author: Matthew Eichhorn / Raptors HQ

The Toronto Raptors’ brand new team identity: The “Run-N-Fun”

Raptors: 3 unique lineups to look out for in 2021-22 season

When looking at the teams of old that were so iconic, so unique, that they warranted a nickname of their own, you may think that they need to be one of the most devastating teams in basketball history. Phi Slama Jama, The Bad Boy Pistons, The Showtime Lakers, etc. By that metric, Scottie Barnes and 2021-22 Toronto […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

4 Leafs who have stood out before first round of cuts

Most NHL teams have trimmed down their rosters, but the Toronto Maple Leafs want to wait until Wednesday to do that.
It’s been an exciting training camp for some players on the Leafs. There have been a few subtle surprises throughout that could make for an interesting in-season story. Some of the other players, though, who I’ve wanted to see improved over the summer have left me wanting more.
After losing Zach Hyman to the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto needed that void filled. It could be Nick Ritchie or Michael Bunting who could fill it. Either of those players may not live up to Hyman’s standards, but someone who can do his job is essential.
The bottom-six, though, is a toss-up. You could argue that the only player who deserved a spot before preseason started was Jason Spezza.
One of the final spots is on defence. I, personally, didn’t know this, but apparently, there’s one open spot on the Leafs’ third pairing. To me, I believed it would be a third pairing of Rasmus Sandin and Travis Dermott unless Timothy Liljegren came in and changed some minds. However, I don’t think he did that for …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

Raptors: Nate Bjorkgren has returned to Toronto as a consultant

Raptors: Nate Bjorkgren has returned to Toronto as a consultant

NBA teams were aggressive in poaching assistant coaches away from Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse last year, as they figured that some of the pixie dust that helped boost Toronto in their championship run in 2019 could rub off on their respective teams. This is a big reason why Nate Bjorkgren was hired to […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

A Fortnight On The Farm: Volume Nine

The farm teams are winding down now, though not in the uniform fashion to which we’ve been accustomed.

The full season leagues have two more weeks to go in the regular season, with all but AAA following the season with a five-game playoff series (all of the Jays affiliates on those levels are mathematically out already) and AAA having both a regular-season champion declared based on the best overall regular-season record in the AAA East and AAA West – and the Bisons are 3.5 back of the Durham Bulls for that crown in the East (and are on track to finish first in their division). After the regular season, there’s an odd little 10-game sprint to be named the overall AAA champion.
The complex teams won’t have any sort of post-season, with the Florida squad ending play the same weekend the higher level teams do, and the Dominican team playing through to the last weekend of the MLB season. On to the recaps.
Complex
As I’ve noted before, far and away the most high-profile player on the Dominican squad is bonus baby Manuel Beltre (typically found listed among the Jays’ top 15 prospects). The 17-year-old shortstop took a little …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

Raptors: 3 free agents fans should be relieved Masai Ujiri didn’t chase

Raptors: 3 free agents fans should be relieved Masai Ujiri didn’t chase

The Toronto Raptors were one of the more active teams this offseason, as they acquired Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa in a trade with the Miami Heat for Kyle Lowry in one of the more memorable sign-and-trade moves we’ve seen in some time. They were a somewhat major player in free agency as well. Toronto […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

A Fortnight On The Farm: Volume Eight

The full season farm teams are at or just passed the 3/4 mark, the majority of likely promotions among them have occurred (apart from those driven by the specific needs of any given team) though I should not be surprised to see some complex team players added to the D-Jays down the stretch. At this point in the season, some players have slowed due to fatigue (particularly given the absence of a season at all last year) and some presumably have flagged and then gotten their wind again. Shorter trends can be misleading, so we’ll take that into account.

Buffalo
For basically the whole season I’ve put the spotlight on Kevin Smith, and now he’s in the majors. Recently the team enjoyed the arrival of Otto Lopez but he, also, was with the big team for much of the past week (in 11 games before the promotion he seemed to have hardly missed a beat, with an .814 OPS). Scanning down the list of hitters you’ll find those on top are promoted or traded or otherwise left the team. Those left are mostly veterans. Nonetheless, this is the one among the teams in the system enjoying success, sitting in …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

Red Sox vs Blue Jays 08/06/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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Both teams’ trends suggest the Toronto Blue Jays are in a position to amend a home record against a division rival that has taken a beating during rebuildings and a forced relocation. The Blue Jays are -132 home favorites and the Boston Red Sox are +112 underdogs with a 9.0-run total on the MLB odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
For the first time since 2016, the Blue Jays are a home favorite against the Red Sox at the Rogers Centre in a matchup where both teams have records above .500. Since 2017, Toronto is just 3-11 as a home favorite against Boston. However, the Blue Jays are 14-6 in their last 20 games as a home favorite, with a 9-9-2 OVER/UNDER split at sports betting sites. The Red Sox are 9-11 in their last 20 games as an underdog on the road, including a 2-8 record in their last 10 such matchups. The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston’s last 20 away-underdog matchups.
Red Sox vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Red Sox have a 64-46 record and hold the first wild card position in the American League. They are …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation