The club formerly known as the Football Team is now the Commanders, but that’s not the only big news out of Washington. The team pulled off a trade for Carson Wentz with the hopes of finally settling its long-running question at QB.
Training camp is underway as the team gets ready for a preseason date with the Carolina Panthers. The latest Super Bowl futures odds have the Commanders in the bottom half of the league. Washington opens the season at home with a visit from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here’s a closer look at the latest Commanders betting lines and odds for the 2022-2023 season.
Washington Commanders odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under
NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds: Commanders at home as Panthers come to town
The Commanders will play their first preseason game on Sat. Aug. 13. It’s a 1 p.m. ET kickoff as they welcome the Carolina Panthers, a team that has a QB competition underway between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold.
Wentz is settled in as the starter in Washington, but it’s unclear how much time he’ll see in the exhibition opener. Betting lines are out for the contest with the Commanders listed as slight favorites.
- Moneyline: The Commanders opened as -125 home favorites, but the number has since climbed to Washington -155 with the Panthers at +135.
- Spread: Washington was a slight 1.5-point favorite at the release, but the spread has since climbed to Washington -3 (-110).
- Over/Under: The total opened up at 34.5 points and has since increased to 37, which is one of the higher over/under on the board for preseason Week 1.
Week 1 betting odds: Commanders favored at home vs. Jaguars
The Commanders closed out last season at 7-10 and in third place in the NFC East. The Jaguars struggled to a dismal record of 3-14 and have shifted gears, hiring Doug Pederson as head coach in February.
Washington was just 3-5 at home last season, while Jacksonville was an abysmal 0-8 on the road. The Commanders are decent-sized favorites for this Week 1 meeting of two clubs that have their sights set on improvement in 2022.
- Moneyline: The opening moneyline odds had the Commanders as -190 favorites over the Jaguars. The numbers have since shifted to Washington -175 and Jacksonville +150.
- Spread: Washington opened as a 4-point favorite for the Week 1 home opener, but the spread has dropped a bit to 3.5. The club was 7-9-1 against the spread last season, while Jacksonville went 5-12.
- Over/under: The total of 43.5 points is around the middle of Week 1 over/unders. The Commanders were 7-10 on totals last year, while the Jaguars went 5-12.
Washington Commanders odds to win the Super Bowl
Last Updated: August 12
When DraftKings first released the winner of Super Bowl 57 odds, the Commanders were in the middle of the pack at +5000. The team’s odds have since lengthened to +7000, which ranks 22nd out of the league’s 32 teams.
For NFC teams, the Commanders are the 10th option on the board, behind the Arizona Cardinals (+4000) and New Orleans Saints (+4000), but ahead of the New York Giants (+13000) and Carolina Panthers (+13000). The Buffalo Bills (+600) are the current big game favorites, followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700).
Washington Commanders futures odds for 2022-23
Beyond taking your chances on the Commanders to win Super Bowl 57, you can also place some wagers on how the team will fare elsewhere. Top options include the team’s regular season win total and the club to win the NFC East. Here are some of the latest odds for Washington.
Regular season win total
The Commanders won seven games last season, entering the bye week at 2-6 before bouncing back to finish at 7-10. The benchmark line of eight would require continued improvement to reach.
Odds to win the NFC East
BetMGM Sportsbook: +500
For the division chase, BetMGM expects the Dallas Cowboys (+135) and Philadelphia Eagles (+165) to battle for the crown. Washington appears to be off the pace and headed toward a battle for third with the Giants (+700).
Odds to win the NFC
Caesars Sportsbook: +3500
The Commanders are currently the 10th choice at Caesars, behind the Saints (+2000) and Vikings (+2000), but ahead of the Panthers (+5000) and Giants (+5000). The Buccaneers (+340) are the current favorites to win the NFC.
Carson Wentz NFL MVP odds
FanDuel Sportsbook: +7500
Wentz’s tenure as the Indianapolis Colts’ starting QB lasted one season. The trade to Washington gives him a new starting point, but it’s also his third stop in three seasons. Wentz is well down the list of MVP favorites. Josh Allen (+700) is the favorite to win the award.
Season-long player prop odds
- Most passing yards: Carson Wentz +4000
- Most rushing yards: Antonio Gibson +3500
- Most receiving yards: Terry McLaurin +4500
The fortunes of Wentz and McLaurin are tied together, but it’s tough to project exactly what the offense will look like with a new starter at the helm. Gibson finished sixth last year while gaining 1,037 yards on the ground.
Washington Commanders schedule
|1||Sept. 11||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||WA -4||Jaguars (+160), Commanders (-190)||44.5 pts|
|2||Sept. 18||@ Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET|
|3||Sept. 25||vs. Philadelphia Eagles||1 p.m. ET|
|4||Oct. 2||@ Dallas Cowboys||1 p.m. ET|
|5||Oct. 9||vs. Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET|
|6||Oct. 13||@ Chicago Bears||8:15 p.m. ET|
|7||Oct. 23||vs. Green Bay Packers||1 p.m. ET|
|8||Oct. 30||@ Indianapolis Colts||4:25 p.m. ET|
|9||Nov. 6||vs. Minnesota Vikings||1 p.m. ET|
|10||Nov. 14||@ Philadelphia Eagles||8:15 p.m. ET|
|11||Nov. 20||@ Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET|
|12||Nov. 27||vs. Atlanta Falcons||1 p.m. ET|
|13||Dec. 4||@ New York Giants||1 p.m. ET|
|15||Dec. 17 OR Dec. 18||vs. New York Giants||TBD|
|16||Dec. 24||@San Francisco 49ers||4:05 p.m. ET|
|17||Jan. 1||vs. Cleveland Browns||1 p.m. ET|
|18||Jan. 7 OR Jan. 8||vs. Dallas Cowboys||TBD|
Latest news and updates
In March, the Commanders acquired a new starting QB by trading draft picks to the Colts for Carson Wentz. During free agency, key signings included Andrew Norwell and Trai Turner. Washington also re-signed JD McKissic and Cornelius Lucas while losing Brandon Scherff and Tim Settle.
At the NFL draft, the team selected WR Jahan Dotson in the first round, followed by DT Phidarian Mathis in the second and RB Brian Robinson Jr. in the third. The success of the Commanders for the coming season is directly tied to how well Wentz pans out behind center, but better defense would also help the cause.
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Washington Commanders FAQ
Are the Commanders a playoff contender this season?
The Commanders appear to have an outside shot at a playoff berth this season. They could be in the wild card hunt if all goes well. In the current odds to win the NFC, the Commanders are 10th out of 16 teams.
How did the Commanders do against the spread last year?
The Commanders went 7-9-1 against the spread last season. The team was 7-10 on the moneyline and had the same mark on the over/under.
Whom did the Commanders add and lose in the offseason?
The Commanders acquired Carson Wentz from the Colts via trade. In free agency, top signings included Andrew Norwell and Trai Turner, while Brandon Scherff and Tim Settle are among those who have moved on from Washington. The team’s first-round pick in the NFL draft was Jahan Dotson.
What did the Commanders trade for Carson Wentz?
The Commanders traded a package of picks to the Colts to acquire Wentz. Washington sent a second-round, third-round, and conditional third-round choice to Indianapolis. The Commanders also received a seventh-round pick as part of the deal.