Washington Wizards Odds
The Washington Wizards are notorious for being one of the NBA’s lowest-achieving teams. Their most historic achievement was winning the NBA Championship in 1978 as the Washington Bullets with Hall of Famers Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes leading the charge.
Long-time Wizards fans (and bettors) hope that their team can turn things around in the upcoming seasons and be legitimate contenders for the NBA crown once again. Here’s a complete look at how to bet on the Wizards online in Maryland, including tonight’s Wizards odds to the team’s odds to make the NBA Playoffs or win the NBA Finals.
Tonight’s Wizards odds: Spread, Finals, props
See below for the best available odds for tonight’s Wizards game as posted at MD online sportsbooks. We also have the best NBA odds for the Wizards to advance to the NBA Playoffs or the NBA Finals plus top player props.
Today’s Wizards odds
Wizards NBA Finals odds
Bradley Beal prop, MVP odds
Betting Wizards props & futures
Betting on Wizards props and futures adds a layer of intrigue to your sports betting experience. Prop betting, short for propositional betting, allows you to bet on specific players and events within the game that don’t directly affect the contest’s final outcome.
Here are a few examples of props you’ll be able to bet on while watching the Wizards play on the FanDuel Maryland app and BetMGM Online Sportsbook:
- Who will be the Wizards’ leading scorer in the first quarter?
- Will Bradley Beal score more than 30 points in the game?
- Will Spencer Dinwiddie have a triple-double?
- Which team will take the most free throws in the fourth quarter—the Wizards or the New York Knicks?
Futures, on the other hand, are bets placed on an event that will take place in the future, not in tonight’s game. Some examples of common Wizards futures wagers include betting on whether or not the Wizards will make the playoffs, what their end-of-season division ranking will be, or whether they’ll run all the way to an NBA Championship.
Wizards live betting odds
Live betting is a more interactive way to place your bets on the Wizards. Also known as in-game wagering, live betting occurs on a game already in progress. Live betting odds are updated as the game progresses, often at a rapid pace. For example, Wizards betting odds can be updated after every point scored or missed shot.
Many of the same NBA betting odds that are available before a game begins are available with live betting. This includes Wizards moneylines odds, point spread odds and totals odds.
Live betting, however, introduces partial game wagers. For example, you can bet on a team to “win” a specific period of play or to lead a certain period by a certain margin.
There are also some interesting in-game prop bets you can consider. Most are based on the achievement of a specific statistic or milestone during the event, like whether Beal will score more than 10 points in the third quarter.
Wizards franchise scoring leaders
- Games played: Wes Unseld (984)
- Points (overall): Elvin Hayes (15,551)
- Assists: John Wall (5,282)
- Rebounds: Wes Unseld (13,769)
- Three-point field goals: Bradley Beal (1,371)
- Steals: John Wall (976)
- Blocks: Elvin Hayes (1,558)
Wizards coaching staff
Until his firing on June 16, 2021, Scott Brooks had been the head coach of the Wizards since 2016. In his five seasons leading the team, he put together a record of 193-221. Brooks was the franchise’s 24th head coach.
Brooks was replaced by Wes Unseld Jr., son of Bullets legend Wes Unseld. Other notable coaches in Wizards’ history are:
- Dick Motta, who guided the team to its one and only NBA Championship when they defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1978 NBA Finals. Motta also holds the distinction of being the franchise’s all-time leader in playoff games coached (51), playoff wins (27), and playoff winning percentage (.529).
- Gene Shue was twice named NBA Coach of the Year (1969 & 1982) and is the franchise’s all-time leader in regular-season games coached (1027) and regular-season wins (522). Shue coached the team in two separate stints, leading them as the Baltimore Bullets from 1966-1973 and then as the Washington Bullets from 1980-1986.
Washington Wizards home games
- Name: Capital One Arena
- Former names: MCI Arena (1996-2006), Verizon Center (2006-2017)
- Address: 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
- Owner: Monumental Sports & Entertainment
- Capacity: 20,356 for basketball
- Groundbreaking: Oct. 18, 1995
- Opening date: Dec. 2, 1997
- Also home to: Washington Capitals (NHL) (1997–present), Georgetown Hoyas (NCAA) (1997–present).
Capital One Arena sportsbook
Capital One Arena’s William Hill Sportsbook opened to the public on May 26, 2021, making it the first American professional sports arena to host a sportsbook on-site.
The two-story, 18,000-square-foot venue serves as a year-round destination for bettors. It’s complete with betting windows, self-serve kiosks, viewing lounges and dining options.
With the William Hill Sportsbook app installed on your phone, you can also make your NBA bets right from your seat or on the concourse without even having to dip into the sportsbook.
Where to watch or stream Wizards games online free
NBC Sports Washington is the local home for TV broadcasts of Wizards games. Select national games can also be found on ESPN/ABC, TNT, and NBA TV. These networks all have online streaming options, but you’ll need valid login credentials to access.
Wizards logo & mascot
The team’s first logo following their name change to the Wizards from the Bullets in 1997 depicted a wizard conjuring a basketball. Their current logo, which debuted in 2015, incorporates the iconic Washington Monument within a basketball surrounded by the team’s name. The red, white, and blue are a nod to the team’s uniform colors, while the three stars represent Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
G-Wiz has been the Wizards’ official mascot since 1997. Easy to spot thanks to his bright blue fur and jaunty red wizard cap, G-Wiz’s listed position is “Center of Attention.”
Who owns the Wizards?
Ted Leonsis purchased the Wizards in 2010 for $551 million. Leonsis’ company, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also owns the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, AFL’s Washington Valor, Baltimore Brigade, and Capital One Arena.
Leonsis took over ownership from Abe and Irene Pollin, who purchased the team in 1964 when the Wizards were known as the Baltimore Bullets. Their 46-year ownership is the longest in NBA history. The Pollins’ relocating the team to Washington, D.C. and building the Capital One Arena are credited with revitalizing D.C.’s downtown area.