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The Washington Wizards set a franchise record for futility during the 2023-24 campaign, ending the season with a 15-67 record. On the heels of back-to-back 35-47 seasons in 2022 and 2023, the Wizards traded star Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns as part of a rebuilding effort, acquiring multiple picks and players, several of whom were also moved for additional draft capital.

To that end, Washington is looking at multiple first round picks in 2024, 2026, and 2028. We’ll get more clarity on what picks the Wizards will hold for the 2024 Draft (which will be held June 26 and 27) following the May 12 Draft Lottery and at the end of the playoffs.

With no consensus #1 player on the board, Washington should be able to get a player in the draft who can make an impact alongside Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Pool, Bilal Coulibaly, and Marvin Bagley III. Addressing rebounding and defensive weaknesses (the Wizards finished 29th in total rebounds and dead last in opponent points per game in 2023-24) will be the most important draft needs.

How to bet on the Washington Wizards on an online sportsbook in Maryland

You can bet on the Washington Wizards on an online sportsbook in Maryland by following these steps.

  1. Learn about the available Maryland sportsbooks: To make things easy and convenient for you, MDBetting.com has written thorough sportsbook reviews of all legal, licensed sports betting sites in the state. These reviews showcase the sites’ top features, welcome bonuses, app availability, and much more. We’ve also given an overall score based on important performance areas.
  2. Get signed up with a few sportsbooks: Maryland’s betting laws won’t limit you to playing at only one sportsbook, and by signing up for multiple operators, you’ll be able to shop odds to find the best deals for the games you want to wager on. To sign up, you’ll need to provide the site with your legal name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number. This information will verify that you are legally allowed to gamble in MD and will be safely and securely handled at all times.
  3. Make a deposit to your sportsbook bankroll: While bonus bets and bet credits are typically part of welcome offers from the sportsbooks, you’ll need to put real money into your account before you can claim those perks. The easiest way to do so will be
  4. Gather relevant matchup information: There are many different stats and trends you can use to analyze the Washington Wizards and their opponents. The more info you can get before making your bets, the more likely you are to place a winning wager.
  5. Lock in your bets and hope for a win: Finally, when you’re ready to make your bets, log into your sportsbook account on your desktop or mobile device and click on the game you’re backing. Then, choose the line you’re going to play, a wager amount, and click “submit.” This will lock in your bet, and hopefully, the win is soon to follow!

Which wagering types are available for the Washington Wizards?

There are many wagering types available for NBA action. Here are some of the most popular ways to bet on the Washington Wizards.

  • Moneyline and Spread bets: Moneyline and spread bets are two separate wagers on the winner of a basketball game. Betting on the Wizards on the moneyline means you think they will win outright. However, betting Washington on the spread means you think the Wizards will win by a preset number of points in games where they are favored or avoid losing by the projected margin in games where they are the underdog.
  • Prop bets: Prop bets are bets you can make on specific in-game events that aren’t necessarily tied to the final score. They can be built around individual players or the team as a whole. Some examples could be whether the Wizards will score the first basket, Kyle Kuzma’s combined points+assists+rebounds, or how many points Jordan Poole will score in the first quarter.
  • Futures bets: Futures bets are long-term wagers on the Wizards that are typically season-long and tied to either the team’s record or individual player accomplishments. For the Wizards, futures bets could be on the team to win the Southeast Division, make the Eastern Conference playoffs, or on a player to win Rookie of the Year or MVP honors.

Yes, the Washington Wizards are linked to Caesars Sportsbook Maryland. Caesars operates a sports betting lounge inside Capital One Arena, home to the Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals.

When Caesars (then William Hill) debuted its sportsbook at Capital One Arena in 2021, it became the first bookmaker to open inside a U.S. professional sports arena.

How can I watch or stream the Washington Wizards in MD?

The easiest way to watch or stream the Washington Wizards in MD is by tuning in to NBC Sports Washington. Select Wizards games throughout the season may also air on TNT, ABC, or ESPN.

Unfortunately, local blackout rules may apply in the NBA, so you won’t be able to watch the Wizards on NBA League Pass if you’re within the state borders.

Where is the Washington Wizards’s home arena?

The Washington Wizards’ home arena is Capital One Arena, located at 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004. The facility opened in December 1997 as MCI Center before becoming the Verizon Center in 2006; Capital One took over the naming rights in 2017.

Recently, there were discussions about moving the Wizards and Capitals to Arlington, VA if the local government did not help pay for arena renovations and investments in the surrounding community. However, when the $2B moving plan fell through in March 2024, Washington D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser announced a deal between the city and Ted Leonsis (the majority owner for both teams) that the Wizards and Capitals would stay in the city until at least 2050.

Purchasing tickets to see the Washington Wizards play

There are several ways to purchase tickets to see the Washington Wizards play. The most direct route is through the team website, where you can buy single-game tickets or pursue purchasing ticket packages.

You can also try getting the tickets through third-party sites like Ticketmaster, StubHub, and SeatGeek.

It’s important to know these tickets are digital-only, so you will need to access them on your phone or mobile device to get to the game.

Betting on the Washington Wizards is fully legal in Maryland. The state legalized sports betting in May 2021 after Gov. Larry Hogan signed HB 940 into law, and the industry launched in November 2022.

If you are at least 21 years old, you can bet on Wizards games online using a sportsbook website or mobile app. You could also visit any of the Maryland retail sports betting locations to make your wagers.

History of the Washington Wizards

Here is a brief history of the Washington Wizards.

  • 1961: The Wizards joined the NBA as an expansion franchise, the Chicago Packers. The Packers were the league’s first expansion team. In their inaugural season, the Packers went 18-62, but center Walt Bellamy won Rookie of the Year honors after averaging 31.6 points and 19.0 rebounds per game.
  • 1962: The Packers changed their name to the Chicago Zephyrs due to the unpopularity of their initial moniker. Given the rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers of the NFL, this move was much needed. For the second consecutive season, the franchise had a Rookie of the Year winner; this time it was forward/guard Terry Dischinger taking home the award after averaging 25.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
  • 1963: The franchise relocated to Maryland and became the Baltimore Bullets, a nod to the BAA/NBA franchise that played in the area in the 1940s/50s.
  • 1965: The Bullets make the playoffs for the first time with a 37-43 regular season record. Baltimore pulled off a major upset over the St. Louis Hawks in the first round of the postseason before losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Division Finals.
  • 1967: Baltimore drafts Earl Monroe with the second overall pick. Monroe became the franchise’s third Rookie of the Year winner and would go on to a Hall of Fame career with the Bullets and the New York Knicks, winning a championship with New York in 1973.
  • 1968: If you guessed another Rookie of the Year for the Bullets, you guessed correctly! Second overall pick Wes Unseld not only became the fourth ROY in team history but he also was the first to win the NBA MVP award. Unseld finished the season averaging 13.8 points and 18.2 rebounds per game; he also was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.
  • 1971: The Bullets won their first Eastern Conference Final and advanced to the Championship. However, they were swept by the Milwaukee Bucks and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor).
  • 1973: Another rebrand of the team followed the move to the Capital Centre in Landover, MD. The franchise was known as the Capital Bullets for one season before changing the name to the Washington Bullets the following year.
  • 1975: Washington sets a franchise record with 60 wins in the regular season. The team advanced to the NBA Finals but were swept once again, this time by the Golden State Warriors
  • 1978: The Washington Bullets win their first (and thus far only) NBA Title, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics in Game 7 to capture the championship. Wes Unseld was named Finals MVP.
  • 1979: Washington again advances to the Finals, but Seattle gets revenge in five games. The Bullets were the only NBA team to advance to four championship series in the 1970s. Additionally, Washington became the first NBA team to play in China, playing the Bayi Rockets and the Shanghai Sharks in exhibition contests. The Bullets won both games.
  • 1984: The Bullets start a stretch of five consecutive years of first-round playoff exits. Following this stretch, Washington would experience an eight-year playoff drought.
  • 1995: Amid concerns about the violent overtones of the team name and the high rate of crime and homicide in Washington D.C., the franchise changed its name to the Wizards. Other names in consideration were the Dragons, Express, Sea Dogs, and Stallions.
  • 2001: After his retirement, Michael Jordan became a partial owner of the Wizards and the vice president of basketball operations. He also came out of retirement to play for Washington after divesting as an owner. Additionally, for the first time since 1962, Washington got the first overall pick in the draft. They used the pick to select Kwame Brown, who is considered one of the biggest busts in NBA history. Despite a 12-season career, Brown only had one season of averaging more than 10 points per game.
  • 2005: The Wizards win their first playoff series since 1982, eliminating the Chicago Bulls in six games. The success was short lived, though, as the Miami Heat swept Washington in the second round.
  • 2009: Wizards star Gilbert Arenas is suspended 50 games for storing firearms in the team locker room. Arenas was also sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in a halfway house for violating local gun laws.
  • 2010: Washington again wins the draft lottery and selects John Wall. Wall had a relatively successful career with the Wizards as a five-time all-star, but the team struggled to sustain playoff success. He also dealt with injuries later in his career before being traded to the Houston Rockets in 2020.
  • 2024: The Wizards finish with a 15-67 record, the fewest wins and lowest win percentage in team history.