Odds On Washington Wizards
It won’t be long now: Washington Wizards betting is less than a month away. Get your NBA bets placed in time for the Oct. 19 opener at Indiana. The Wizards hope young talent will move them to the top of the Eastern Conference.
Our complete guide will walk through everything you need to know with full details on the best spots for you to legally and safely place your Washington Wizards bets the next time the club takes the floor.
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Next Up: Charlotte Hornets
- Opponent Record: 43-38
- Scoring Rank: 4 (115.2 PPG)
- Location: Spectrum Center
- Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Betting Insights For The Hornets Game
- The Wizards score 6.4 fewer points per game (108.6) than the Hornets allow (115.0).
- Washington is 15-6-1 against the spread and 17-5 overall when it scores more than 115.0 points.
- The Hornets average 44.6 rebounds a contest, 1.5 more rebounds per game than the Wizards' average.
- When Charlotte earns the rebounding advantage they are 20-10-2 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Washington is 14-26-2.
- The Wizards are shooting 47.2% from the field, 0.5% higher than the 46.7% the Hornets' opponents have shot this season.
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Wizards Player Insights
- Kyle Kuzma is the Wizards' top scorer (17.1 points per game) and rebounder (8.5), and delivers 3.5 assists.
- The Wizards receive 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
- The Wizards receive 8.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game from Deni Avdija.
- Daniel Gafford gets the Wizards 9.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. He also puts up 0.4 steals and 1.4 blocked shots (ninth in NBA).
- The Wizards get 7.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game from Raul Neto.
Injuries For Charlotte Vs Washington
Hornets: Gordon Hayward: Out (Ankle)
Wizards: Bradley Beal: Out (Wrist), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Out (Rest), Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Injury Management), Kyle Kuzma: Out (Knee)
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How to bet on player props and futures odds
The NBA futures market goes much deeper than just how the individual teams will perform. You can also take a prop betting approach to things by zeroing in on individual player accomplishments.
Wizards futures betting
Here are just some of the markets in which you’ll be able to place your NBA bets on the Wizards.
- NBA League MVP
- NBA Rookie of the Year
- NBA Coach of the Year
- Statistical leaders in various categories — points, rebounds, etc.
Wizards prop betting
As for the games themselves, you’ll also have plenty of prop bets to consider every time the Wizards tip-off. Here are just a few examples of what you’ll see.
- Total points for Bradley Beal — over/under 27.5?
- How many rebounds plus assists will Kristaps Porzingis have — over/under 8.5?
- Which player will have more points in the game — Bradley Beal or Kristaps Porzingis?
Props are a great way to get even closer to the action on the court. There’s always an interesting assortment of offerings on the menu for each Wizards game. You can find props by clicking through on the individual game listings in the sportsbook lobby.
2022-23 Washington Wizards schedule highlights
The Wizards released the 2022-23 schedule on Aug. 17.
Washington’s preseason starts with the NBA Japan Series 2022. The Wizards and Golden State Warriors will square off Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 at Saitama Super Arena, which is just north of central Tokyo. Tip times are 6 a.m. for the 9/30 game and 1 a.m. for the 10/2 game.
- The team opens with 11 of its first 17 games at home, but the Wednesday, Oct. 19 season opener is at Indiana.
- Washington’s home opener is Friday, Oct. 21 when the Chicago Bulls come to town.
- Longest homestand: Six games from Nov. 10-20.
- Biggest road trip: Six games out West between Dec. 14-23.
- Holidays and Halloween:
- Oct. 31 — vs. Philadelphia 76ers
- New Year’s Day — at Milwaukee Bucks
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16) — vs. Golden State Warriors
- Easter Sunday (April 9 and regular-season finale) — vs. Houston Rockets
- All-Star Weekend is Feb. 17-19 in Salt Lake City.
- Washington has 14 back-to-backs.
- They end the regular season with 14 of 20 games at Capital One Arena.
- The postseason begins April 11-14 with the play-in tournament.
- The full playoffs begin on April 15.
Washington Wizards draft picks
Here’s a look back at the Wizards’ first-round draft picks over the past decade or so.
- 2022: SG/SF Johnny Davis, Wisconsin (10th overall)
- 2021: SF Corey Kispert, Gonzaga (15th overall)
- 2020: SF Deni Avdija, Maccabi Tel Aviv (9th overall)
- 2019: SF Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga (9th overall)
- 2018: SF Troy Brown Jr., Oregon (15th overall)
- 2015: PG Jerian Grant, Notre Dame (19th overall)
- 2013: SF Otto Porter, Georgetown (3rd overall)
- 2012: SG Bradley Beal, Florida (3rd overall)
- 2011: PF/C Jan Vesely, Serbia (6th overall)
- 2011: PF/C Chris Singleton, Florida State (18th overall)
Past and present coaching staff for the Washington Wizards
Wes Unseld Jr. is the current head coach of the Wizards. He grew up and attended school in Maryland. His résumé began in Washington, DC, as a personnel scout. After assistant coaching roles in Orlando and Denver, he found his way back to the Beltway. Unseld Jr. was hired on July 17, 2021.
He went 35-37 in the 2021-22 season and the Wizards missed the playoffs.
Where is the Washington Wizards’ Arena?
The Wizards play their home games right in the heart of the nation’s capital. The venue was formerly known as the MCI Center from 1997-2006, and then took on the name the Verizon Center from 2006-17 prior to its current branding.
When the club first moved to the area in 1973, home games were played at the Capital Centre, which would go on to be known as US Airways Arena. Here’s what you need to know about the Wizards’ home floor.
- Name: Capital One Arena
- Address: 601 F Street NW
- Location: Washington, DC
- Owner: Monumental Sports & Entertainment
- Capacity: 20,656
- Groundbreaking: October 18, 1995
- Opening date: December 2, 1997
- Construction cost: $260 million
- Other tenants: Washington Capitals and Georgetown Hoyas
How to watch or listen to Wizards games
NBC Sports Washington is the main broadcast home for Wizards games. The channel is included in a number of cable, streaming and satellite packages. You can also catch the game on the NBC Sports app or online, but you’ll need valid login credentials from the package you subscribe to in order to do so.
NBA games are also featured on other broadcast outlets such as ESPN, TNT, NBA TV or ABC. If the Wizards are booked for one of the marquee games for a national audience, you’ll be able to find them there. You’ll be able to stream the games from those outlets online and via mobile, as well, but the same rule applies on valid provider login credentials.
The audio broadcast of Wizards games airs on a number of stations in the area. Dave Johnson handles play-by-play duties, while Glenn Consor provides color commentary. Here are the stations where you can pick up the feed.
- WFED 1500 AM — Washington DC
- WHAP 1340 AM — Hopewell, VA
- WRNL 910 AM — Richmond, VA
- WBRG 1050 AM/104.5 FM — Lynchburg, VA
- WLVA 580 AM/94.1 FM — Lynchburg, VA
- WJDI 1230 AM — Norfolk, VA
- WCHV 1260 AM/107.5 FM — Charlottesville, VA
- WWFD 820 AM/94.3 FM — Frederick, MD
- WTHU 1450 AM — Frederick/Thurmont, MD
- WTGM 960 AM — Salisbury, MD
- WRNR 740 AM/106.5 FM — Martinsburg, WV
- WNOS 1450 AM/106.5 FM — New Bern, NC
You can also stream the audio feed of Wizards games via the TuneIn radio app. On the TV side, Wizards games can sometimes be found on the national outlets that cover the NBA, such as ESPN, TNT, NBA TV and ABC.
The majority of the team’s games can be found on NBC Sports Washington. Justin Kutcher handles play-by-play duties, while Caron Butler and Drew Gooden handle analysis.
Washington Wizards history
The Wizards came into existence in 1961 as the Chicago Packers. A name change to the Zephyrs came the following year, and then it was off to Baltimore to become the Bullets in 1963. The club moved to DC in 1973 and became the Capital Bullets before yet another name change the following campaign.
The Washington Bullets had a stellar run throughout the 1970s. Earl Monroe and Wes Unseld led the way for a team that won multiple conference and division titles. The team was able to put it all together in 1978 to win the NBA title, which still stands as the lone championship in franchise history.
The Bullets changed their name to the Washington Wizards for the 1997 season. Since that time, there have been some interesting eras, but not much in the way of playoff success. The team acquired the services of a past-his-prime Michael Jordan from 2001-03. That was followed by Gilbert Arenas serving as the interesting star of the franchise.
John Wall was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and he was expected to usher in a new era of greatness. That has yet to come to fruition, but the club continues its quest to put the right pieces in place. Here are some of the notable facts and figures from Wizards history.
- Established: 1961.
- NBA titles: one — 1978.
- Conference championships: four — last in 1979.
- Division titles: seven — last in 2017.
- Retired numbers: six — last in 2018 for Phil Chenier. All NBA teams retired Bill Russell’s number in 2022.
- Hall of Famers: 17 players, one contributor and one head coach.
- All-time scoring leader: Elvin Hayes, 15,551.
- Most minutes played: Wes Unseld, 35,832.
- Most assists: John Wall, 5,282.
- Most three-pointers made: Bradley Beal, 1,434.
- NBA MVP: one — Wes Unseld in 1969.
- NBA Rookie of the Year: four — last by Unseld in 1969.
Washington Wizards FAQ
Monumental Sports & Entertainment, led by founder, chairman and CEO Ted Leonsis, owns the Washington Wizards. The franchise history is a rather distinctive one as it simply hasn’t changed hands often.
Abe Pollin owned the team for 46 years prior to his passing in 2009. Control of the team went to his widow, Irene. Leonsis was a minority owner at the time, and he was known to have an interest in taking over a majority stake.
He sealed the deal with a $170 million offer. According to the latest franchise valuation numbers from Forbes, the Wizards are currently worth $1.93 billion, which places them at 16th on the list of the NBA’s 30 teams.
You can find Washington Wizards tickets online by visiting the team’s official website. VIP seating starts at $252 per game. Other price points are $128, $136, $48 and $16 per game.
Naturally, prices will vary by level of seating. You can also shop around for the best prices by checking out various ticket resellers such as StubHub, Vivid Seats, and SeatGeek.
The franchise has laid claim to just one NBA crown. Back in 1978, the then-Washington Bullets defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games to take the title. Team legend Wes Unseld was named as NBA Finals MVP. The club had a stellar run throughout the 1970s, winning another three conference titles and taking down the division six times.
According to the latest NBA franchise valuations list from Forbes, the Wizards are currently worth $1.93 billion. That leaves them in the middle of the pack in the NBA. For reference, the New York Knicks top the list at $5.8 billion, while the Memphis Grizzlies bring up the rear at $1.5 billion.
The franchise has retired six numbers to date. Here’s the list by player number along with the year that the numbers were lifted to the rafters.
- 6: Bill Russell (retired by all NBA teams), 2022
- 10: Earl Monroe, 2007
- 11: Elvin Hayes, 1981
- 25: Gus Johnson, 1986
- 41: Wes Unseld, 1981
- 45: Phil Chenier, 2018
The Wizards can be found on Twitter via the following handle: @WashWizards. You’ll find an assortment of game and team updates, as well as other notable tidbits here and there. The franchise also maintains a presence on other major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.