Toronto
Raptors
Stadium Scotiabank Arena
12-3 Overall | EASTERN 1st
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division116.5109.1
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  11/2
@
Phoenix
W107-98
Sun  11/4
@
Los Angeles
W121-107
Mon  11/5
@
Utah
W124-111
Wed  11/7
@
Sacramento
W114-105
Sat  11/10
vs
New York
W128-112
Mon  11/12
vs
New Orleans
L110-126
Wed  11/14
vs
Detroit
L104-106
Fri  11/16
@
Boston
ESPN7:00pm
Sat  11/17
@
Chicago
TSN8:00pm
Tue  11/20
@
Orlando
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 6 GAME OUTLOOK: BRIGHT

The Raptors next 6 game forecast could not be much brighter. They have 7 likely wins where they are winning >62% of the simulations which translates to being at least a -5 point favorite, 2 more games where they are favored by at least 55%, and no games where they are a clear underdog. The most likely scenario over the next 6 games is a record of 5-1 (38% chance). Their chances of winning their next 6 are 15.6%. At #1 in the conference, they are ahead of the Bucks by 1.5 games. In the short-term, we do predict much of a change in the gap between them and the Bucks. There is only a 0.29 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games. Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Raptors are the 11th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Raptors are playing 8 games, traveling 6126 miles crossing 3 time zones. They rank #14 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

NOV 14
LIKELY WIN
79% DET
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NOV 16
CLOSE GAME
46% @BOS
430 miles
NOV 17**
LIKELY WIN
78% @CHI
852 miles
NOV 20
LIKELY WIN
72% @ORL
1051 miles
NOV 21**
LIKELY WIN
84% @ATL
403 miles
NOV 23
LIKELY WIN
92% WAS
--
NOV 25
LIKELY WIN
79% MIA
--
NOV 27
LIKELY WIN
62% @MEM
818 miles
NOV 29
CLOSE GAME
61% GS
--
DEC 1
LIKELY WIN
83% @CLE
189 miles

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B+

[NOTE: Early in the season, we include last season in the analysis] At 12-2 the Raptors are exceeding expectations. The combined projected win total based on per game money lines is 9.8 wins. If you consider winning as an underdog or winning by 10+ as a slight favorite, then they have 3 good wins vs 2 bad losses. They have been better than expected on the road. Their 5-1 road record is +25% better than their expected win percentage. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (9-2, 82%) is better than their expected 72% win percentage. We have simulated the Raptors playing every other team on a neutral court (with players who would be available in the playoffs) and they won an impressive 66.7% of the time (#2 in the league). They have moved up from #7 in the league back on 7/13.

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STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): They are an elite shooting team with a true FG% of 58.7% (#3 in League). They average 117.4 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 114.7. On the road they average 115.3 (113.9 expected), and at home 118.9 ppg (115.3 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 53.5 true FG% (#6 in League). They allow 109.4 pts per game vs an expected value of 108.4. They are allowing 109.7 (111.5 expected) on the road, and at home 109.1 ppg (106.1 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They are outrebounding opponents by 1.7 per game (#13 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.2 per game (#10 in league).

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING UP

The Raptors are championship contenders and their chances are clearly on the rise. In our pre-season forecast they had a 5.7% chance of winning it all. On 6/20 they had a 4.6% chance before increasing to 24.2% on 10/26. From the start of the season to now their chances are up significantly to 14%. They have an 87.3% chance of winning their division. Their chances of getting out of the first round is just 89% and their chances of reaching the conference finals is 54.8%. Based on the odds, they have a 36.4% chance of winning the East (7/4) and a 12.5% chance of winning it all (7/1). In simulations they make the Finals 34% of the time.

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 50% #13 Easiest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 35% #1 Easiest

Raptors' Championship Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (Guards, Forwards, Centers). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
3 Anunoby, OG SF6-823207/17/19971Indiana
25 Boucher, Chris PF6-1020001/11/19931New Mexico JC; Oregon
4 Brown, Lorenzo PG6-518908/26/19904North Carolina State
14 Green, Danny SF6-621506/22/19879North Carolina
9 Ibaka, Serge PF6-1023509/18/19899No College
2 Leonard, Kawhi SF6-723006/29/19917San Diego State
7 Lowry, Kyle PG6-119603/25/198612Villanova
8 Loyd, Jordan PG6-421007/27/19930Indianapolis
0 Miles, C.J. SF6-622003/18/198713No College
15 Monroe, Greg C6-1126506/04/19908Georgetown
24 Powell, Norman SF6-421505/25/19933UCLA
22 Richardson, Malachi SG6-620501/05/19962Syracuse
43 Siakam, Pascal PF6-923004/02/19942New Mexico State
17 Valanciunas, Jonas C7-026505/06/19926No College
23 VanVleet, Fred PG6-019502/25/19942Wichita State
55 Wright, Delon PG6-518304/26/19923City College of San Francisco