Washington
Wizards
Stadium Capital One Arena
32-50 Overall | EASTERN 11th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division114.0116.9
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  10/7
vs
New York
7:00pm
Fri  10/11
@
New York
7:30pm
Sun  10/13
vs
Milwaukee
6:00pm
Fri  10/18
@
Philadelphia
7:00pm
Regular season
Wed  10/23
@
Dallas
8:30pm
Fri  10/25
@
Oklahoma City
8:00pm
Sat  10/26
@
San Antonio
8:30pm
Wed  10/30
vs
Houston
8:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Wizards are not contenders to win the championship at 1000/1, 0.1%. They are one of 8 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They do not win the championship in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the East either at 400/1, 0.2%. The Wizards are averaging 31.6 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 27.5 games. At +800 the Wizards are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 3.8% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #11 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 38.3 based on their money line game odds. Their 32-50 record last season was very disappointing. They were not good against the spread going 38-44 (-1040 loss). They went over 50 times and came in under 32 times. In their next game vs the Mavericks they are only winning 22% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): This is an above average shooting team with a true FG% of 56.7% (#9 in League). The team shooting has declined to 53.3% in their last 7 games. They average 114 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 113. On the road they average 111.6 (112 expected), and at home 116.4 ppg (113.9 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 58.2 true FG% (#28 in League). They allow 116.9 pts per game vs an expected value of 114. They are allowing 119.2 (115.8 expected) on the road, and at home 114.7 ppg (112.2 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 4.8 per game (#29 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.3 per game (#8 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Bradley Beal who is projected to be the #3 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
3 Beal, Bradley SG6-520706/28/19937Florida
--- Bertans, Davis SF6-1022511/12/19923No College
--- Bonga, Isaac PG6-818011/08/19991No College
6 Brown Jr., Troy SF6-721507/28/19991Oregon
13 Bryant, Thomas C6-1124807/31/19972Indiana
--- Hachimura, Rui SF6-823002/08/19980Gonzaga
--- Jones, Jemerrio SF6-517404/09/19951New Mexico State
28 Mahinmi, Ian C6-1126211/05/198612No College
--- Mathews, Garrison SG6-52040David Lipscomb University
52 McRae, Jordan SG6-517903/28/19913Tennessee
--- Miles, C.J. SF6-622003/18/198714No College
22 Phillip, Tarik SG6-319508/10/19931Independence CC KS; West Virgi
--- Robinson, Justin PG6-21950Virginia Tech
--- Schofield, Admiral SF6-524103/30/19970Tennessee
--- Smith, Ish PG6-017507/05/19889Wake Forest
--- Thomas, Isaiah PG5-918502/07/19898Washington
--- Wagner, Moe C6-1124504/26/19971Michigan
2 Wall, John PG6-421009/06/19909Kentucky