Washington Wizards 40 to 1 for Worst Record

The Washington Wizards are the coldest team in the NBA. Will they finish with the league's worst regular season record?

The Washington Wizards are the coldest team in the NBA right now. Following their 112-100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, the Wizards have lost seven straight games. They are 1-9 in their last ten games, the worst mark over that stretch for any NBA team. Heading into Tuesday, the worst teams in the NBA have still managed at least three wins in their last ten.

The current trends make Washington an interesting bet to finish the regular season with the NBA's worst record. That's in no small part due to the fact that they have really long odds for the 'feat,' set at 40 to 1 with bet365 in the futures market.

The Pick: Wizards Worst Regular Season Regular +4000 (40/1)

Currently, the Wizards are 11-17. Thanks to a start to the season that wasn't bad, there are several teams with worse records than Washington right now. But the problem with the other teams that are in contention for the worst record is really short odds. Teams like Charlotte and Detroit are 3 to 1 and 7 to 4 respectively. Meanwhile, teams like the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets have shown a penchant to win some games lately.

But what exactly is going on with Washington? Do they have a problem that they can just turn around?

Beal injury, tough schedule to blame?

One concern is that Bradley Beal has only played a couple of games so far in December. He has an ongoing hamstring problem, one that he is starting to recover from. But Washington's problems go deeper than just one player. It's common for teams to suffer injuries but most teams will still post victories during a stretch where they are undermanned.

Has a tough schedule been a problem lately? The Wizards have had some tough teams in their recent stretch. But they also lost to the Charlotte Hornets, in a game that Beal led the team in scoring for. It seems that a tough schedule can't be blamed when they aren't able to beat one of the league's worst teams.

Lastly, Washington has a really tough schedule coming up. They are about to go on a road trip where you would expect them to go either 1-5 or 0-6. If their betting odds for the league's worst record are going anywhere in the near future, you would expect them to shorten. Take 40 to 1 on Washington having the NBA's worst record, a bet you may be able to cash out soon for a positive return or one that you could let ride this season.

Washington Wizards betting recommendation

  • Washington to have league's worst regular season record at +4000 (bet365)
  • Further reading: NBA power rankings

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