Handicapping the Wizards this century has been a difficult task as they are an organization that goes in spurts and cycles. From 2000-01 to 03-04, they missed the playoffs, only to follow that up with four straight appearances (04-05 through 07-08). That was followed by another five straight years of hardships (08-09 through 12-13), and then two more seasons of playoff appearances that had Washington reach the 2nd round each time.
The 15-16 season brought a .500 record (41-41) and another year of missing the playoffs, but the general consensus around the league is that the Wizards underperformed and have a lot more talent than that record indicates. Needless to say, it makes betting on Washington Wizards lines on a nightly basis a tough thing to stomach.
Washington Wizards Next Game
To see the lines oddsmakers have put out for the Washington Wizards next game you don’t have to look far. The moneyline odds for that contest are listed below.
Washington Wizards Score
Given how streaky this organization has been, tracking the Wizards scores and results through the course of a season can be a great help. Below those results for the current season are listed.
Washington Wizards Standings
During all those years discussed earlier, the Washington Wizards standings placement has been a mixed bag. They never finished higher than 5th in any of those quality years though. Check below to see where the Wizards stand this season.
Washington Wizards Record
Washington has tried a little bit of everything during the past 10+ years to build a consistent winner. They’ve got through the youth movement phase trying to build a young core to grow together with limited success. They’ve tried bringing in seasoned vets to compliment some of those talented young players and had some success, but could never get over the hump of advancing past the second round. It’s an organization that truly lacks a strong identity and it’s another reason why they are one of the tougher teams in the NBA to handicap.
The strength of this team is in the backcourt with John Wall and Bradley Beal, but those two have dealt with various injuries throughout their young careers making it tough to see them on the floor together for prolonged stretches. Injuries affect every team in this league, but when one of those two guys goes on the shelf, the Wizards quality of play severely drops.
Bettors have a tough time getting a handle on this team too as the Wizards are 87-89-1 against the spread in the two seasons (including playoffs) since the start of the 2014-15 season. That’s not exactly bankroll building numbers, but because this team can be so streaky you can have tremendous success betting on Washington Wizards games if you put in the work. Knowing when to jump on them during a hot stretch,and when to jump off Washington in the midst of a slump can see your bankroll grow in a hurry. It’s something to keep an eye on in the coming years.