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Raptors’ Jontay Porter under Investigation for Suspicious NBA Betting Irregularities

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
NBA Investigating Jontay Porter of Raptors for Betting Irregularities

The NBA is currently investigating Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter for possible betting irregularities, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Porter was pulled from the Raptors lineup before their game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, with no clear timeline for his return. The league issued a statement to ESPN, confirming that they are looking into the matter.

According to reports, the NBA is specifically looking into two games where there was suspicious betting activity surrounding Porter’s prop bets. In the first game, on January 26 against the Los Angeles Clippers, Porter played only four minutes before leaving due to an eye injury. Despite this, all of his prop bets hit under, making it a lucrative day for bettors through DraftKings Sportsbook.

On March 20, in a game against the Phoenix Suns, Porter played just three minutes before being ruled out due to an illness. Once again, all of his prop bets hit under and attracted significant betting interest through DraftKings Sportsbook. It is worth noting that NBA players and all league employees are prohibited from betting on any NBA games, including prop bets.

Jontay Porter is in his first season with the Raptors on a two-way deal and has been averaging 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26 games this season. While he made his debut with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2020, he did not play in the league for the past two seasons due to various injuries and personal reasons

By Samantha Nguyen

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