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Raptors In For A Potential Shootout Against Sixers

Raptors In For A Potential Shootout Against Sixers

Article posted on Saturday 21 October

The Toronto Raptors host the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 PM ET after opening the 2017-18 season with a big win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. The Raptors covered their lofty -12.0 spread thanks to the fantastic play from their bench. Against the 76ers, they will need to own the perimeter and match the 76ers' firepower from deep while Demar DeRozan needs to bounce back.
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Big Favourite Raptors A Shaky Bet Against Bulls 

Article posted on Thursday 19 October

Big Favourite Raptors A Shaky Bet Against Bulls
After a circus of an offseason that saw several contenders get a facelift, the Toronto Raptors simply resharpened their claws by subtracting a few veterans to promote their younger players up. They open the season against a Chicago Bulls that is also undergoing renovations, to say the least. The Raptors will be sizable 12-point favourites as they host a Bulls team expected to be heading straight for the lottery.
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NBA Offseason Chaos: Balance Of Power Shifts in The West 

Article posted on Tuesday 17 October

NBA Offseason Chaos: Balance Of Power Shifts in The West
Against all odds, the NBA offseason widened the chasm between the eastern conference and western conference. The west was already the best half of the association last year, boasting two sixty-game winners and three fifty-win teams, compared to three fifty-win teams in the weaker east.
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Most Improved NBA Teams: OKC Thunder Turn Elite Contenders 

Article posted on Tuesday 17 October

Most Improved NBA Teams: OKC Thunder Turn Elite Contenders
The NBA offseason witnessed personnel moves no one believed possible, finishing with the Carmelo Anthony trade to the Thunder. Instead of waiting for the Warriors dynasty to run its course, Boston, Cleveland, Minnesota, Houston and OKC landed some of the best available stars. The most improved teams in the NBA provide intriguing wagering opportunities in an era dominated by the Golden State Warriors.
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Will Draymond Repeat As Best Defender In The NBA? 

Article posted on Monday 16 October

Will Draymond Repeat As Best Defender In The NBA?
Spectacular dunks and circus shots earn most of the NBA spotlight, but great defense wins titles. The Warriors and Spurs employ former defensive players of the year on their rotation, and it's no coincidence they've won three of the last four NBA championships. Last year, Draymond Green was finally honored for his defensive contributions. Will Green be able to repeat against Rudy Gobert, Kawhi Leonard, and other basketball stalwarts?
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NBA Props – Will Iguodala Finally Win Best NBA Sixth Man? 

Article posted on Sunday 15 October

NBA Props – Will Iguodala Finally Win Best NBA Sixth Man?
Great NBA rotations feature solid bench players who contribute more than a rest for the starters. Great sixth men change the complexion of the game, creating difficult matchups for opposition coaches. Andre Iguodala’s been the runner-up for two consecutive years, losing to flashy, high-scoring guards, despite his indispensable role with the Warriors. NBA sixth man of the year odds lean towards players with great offensive numbers, including past winners like Jamal Crawford and Lou Williams.
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NBA MVP Odds: Who Are the Dark Horse MVP Candidates? 

Article posted on Sunday 15 October

NBA MVP Odds: Who Are the Dark Horse MVP Candidates?
The NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is the most prestigious individual award and is why fans spend unholy amounts of time analyzing the likely winners. Winning the award is unpredictable: factors like the player's statistics, importance to team, and the team's overall record are considered. The obvious candidates are guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant but here's a look at the dark horse candidates.
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Toronto Raptors Prospects Report – Top 5 Picks for 2017 

Article posted on Saturday 14 October

Toronto Raptors Prospects Report – Top 5 Picks for 2017
While the Toronto Raptors stayed mostly the same, they continue to evolve through their many prospects who are expected to have larger roles thanks to the departure of several key players. First-round picks Delon Wright, Jakob Poeltl, and Pascal Siakam will get more playing time while Fred VanVleet will be a calming bench presence. Bruno Caboclo remains an enigma but is developing nicely. This is the Raptors Prospects Report.
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NBA Props: Best Rookie Of the Year Bets 

Article posted on Friday 13 October

NBA Props: Best Rookie Of the Year Bets
A broken foot prevented Ben Simmons from becoming the rookie of the year after selected number one overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2016 NBA draft. Now that he's healed, Simmons faces tough competition to win the award because of a deep draft in 2017. Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith, Markelle Fultz and Jayson Tatum enter their first year in the NBA along with Simmons, creating one of the most exciting rookie classes in years.
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NBA Win Totals Best Bets 

Article posted on Friday 13 October

NBA Win Totals Best Bets
Prognosticating how the NBA season will play out is a frivolous but fun hobby. It's also how we gauge which teams are underestimated or overhyped, which teams are headed to the playoffs and which are headed straight for the lottery. While nailing how many wins a team gets is incredibly difficult, predicting if they'll go over/under their expected win total boils down to research and guts.
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