It was the Serb's third consecutive title in the California desert, which broke a tie with four-time champion Roger Federer, who lost to Djokovic in the final the past two years and skipped this year because of a knee injury.
Djokovic needed 1 hour, 17 minutes to dispatch Raonic, whose big serve got broken five times. The 25-year-old Canadian served just four aces and had 27 unforced errors. His first serve averaged 128 mph -- much faster than Djokovic's 111 mph -- but he connected on only 55 percent. The Serb landed 68 percent of his first serves and was never broken.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.