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The Toronto Raptors are headed to the NBA Playoffs. Here is information for Ontario bettors on how and where to wager on the Raptors as they aim for another title.

After a disappointing 2020-2021 campaign that saw the Raptors finish outside the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the 2019 NBA Champions are looking to make another deep run. The Raptors clinched a playoff spot last week with a victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

With only nine wins separating the Nos. 1 and 8 seeds, the Eastern Conference has been wide open for much of the season. That meant the Raptors had to wait until the end of the season to find out who their first-round opponent would be. With the dust finally settled, the Raptors will face a familiar opponent…

… the Philadelphia 76ers.

Game 1 of the series is Friday night in Philadelphia. The Raptors square off against the 1-2 punch of Joel Embiid and James Harden.

Raptors vs. Sixers Betting Odds: Series Price, Game 1 Line

For the first time, residents of Toronto (and more broadly, Ontario) will be able to place legal wagers on the NBA Playoffs. Ontario’s new sports betting legislation went into effect on April 4. Raptors fans wanting a little action on the games have a large number of options at their disposal.

Bettors looking to place a wager on the Raptors to get past the Sixers will be thrilled with the price tag. Toronto is a consensus +150 underdog to the favourite 76ers (-200) to win the first-round series. That means a winning $100 bet on Toronto would result in a $150 profit.

The Game 1 line has Philadelphia favoured by 4.5 points and an over/under total of 217.5. Caesars Sportsbook offers Toronto at +170 on the moneyline, meaning a $100 bet would result in a $170 profit should the Raps win the game outright.

Raptors fans who think a deeper playoff run is possible? Odds of +3500 (35/1) to win the Eastern Conference provide nice value in a highly congested conference.

And to win it all? A nice return of +8000 (80/1) should satisfy bankrolls of all sizes.

Best Ontario Sportsbooks For Raptors Fans

Each Ontario sportsbook offers unique perks and advantages that vary depending on what type of player you are. Here are some options and codes to help maximize your experience.

Toronto Raptors fans may want to open an account at Caesars Sportsbook. The odds on the Raptors to win the NBA Finals are 80/1 at Caesar’s compared to 66/1 at a few other sportsbooks.

Bettors should always shop around for the best odds for the wagers they want to make. As another example, the Raptors can be found for as attractive as +165 to win the first-round series against the Sixers, compared to +150 at most sportsbooks.

Raptors fans looking for action on competitions beyond the NBA Playoffs can open their account at BetMGM. While they offer odds on the Raptors in line with other books, their sign-up offer is among the best in the business.

How To Open A Sports Betting Account

Before pacing their wagers, Raptors fans need to open an account at one of the many new reliable providers in Ontario. BetRivers and Bet365 also offer a ton of action.

Once you’ve selected your preferred operator, you will need to provide some basic information in order to proceed with the account registration process. New users will require a valid form of government ID, an email address, and a form of payment accepted by the operator. Each sportsbook accepts different payment methods so be sure to verify those options before opening your account.

It’s recommended to open accounts with multiple sportsbooks. That will allow you to shop for the best odds for the wagers you wish to make.

Stay Loose And Have Fun

It’s a great time to be a sports bettor in Ontario. And with the Toronto Raptors about to embark on their latest playoff run, the new wave of sports betting options has come crashing into the province at the right time.

Good luck out there!

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Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. An entertainment professional with 20 years of experience as an actor, writer, producer, and comedian, Robinson recently transitioned into the world of sports media as a writer and content creator. He has over 15 years of experience as a sports bettor, poker player, and card sharp. Robinson is proficient in all forms of betting and in-game wagering but his expertise is the PGA Tour.

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