Washington Commanders Odds & Betting Lines
Washington Commanders bets will take shape with the schedule release in May. A lot of factors will impact futures odds in the meantime. Just this week the team picked up OC Eric Bieniemy from the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Changes over the next few months include the NFL Draft, salary cap decisions and NFL free agency. The Commanders have the 16th pick in the first round.
The team did end the 2022 season on a high note, with a 26-6 win over Dallas in Week 18. The team was eliminated with the results from Week 17, however.
As for the stadium, Fanatics Sportsbook just opened its retail site to take sports bets near the team store at FedEx Field. NFL rules prohibit stadium bets on game days, however.
That doesn’t apply to online sports bets with Virginias 15 sportsbooks, however. We’ve got you covered with the best sportsbooks to make next season’s Commanders bets plus the best available odds (spread, moneyline, totals and futures) for the next game.
And, of course, the Super Bowl is this weekend. That is sure to draw a wager or two no matter who is playing.
Next Up: Dallas Cowboys
- Cowboys Record: 12-4
- Cowboys Offense Rank: 8
- Cowboys Defense Rank: 14
- Location: FedExField
- Broadcast: FOX
- Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Betting Lines And Odds For Commanders Vs. Cowboys
|Favorite||Spread||Favorite Spread Odds||Underdog Spread Odds||Total||Over Total Odds||Under Total Odds|
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 8, 2023, 10:37 AM ET.
Commanders Betting Trends
- The Commanders are 8-8-0 ATS this season.
- Washington games have gone over the point total five out of 16 times this season.
- The Commanders have won four of the eight games they were the moneyline favorite this season (50%).
- Washington has been an underdog in seven games this season and won three (42.9%) of those contests.
Recent Meetings With The Cowboys
|Date||Favorite||Home Team||Spread||Total||Favorite Moneyline||Underdog Moneyline||Total Yards||Result|
|10/2/2022||Cowboys||Cowboys||-3||41||-155||+135||297-279 WAS||25-10 DAL|
|12/26/2021||Cowboys||Cowboys||-10||46||-475||+350||497-257 DAL||56-14 DAL|
|12/12/2021||Cowboys||Commanders||-6.5||47.5||-280||+225||323-224 DAL||27-20 DAL|
|11/26/2020||Cowboys||Cowboys||-3||46||-148||+130||338-247 WAS||41-16 WAS|
|12/29/2019||–||Cowboys||–||–||–||–||517-271 DAL||47-16 DAL|
Commanders Player Insights
- Taylor Heinicke has thrown for 1,859 yards while completing 62.2% of his passes (161-for-259), with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions (206.6 yards per game). He’s also run the ball 28 times for 96 yards and one touchdown.
- Curtis Samuel has taken 37 attempts for a team-high 191 rushing yards (11.9 yards per game) and one touchdown. He’s also reeled in 63 passes for 658 yards with four touchdowns through the air.
- Jonathan Williams has 120 rushing yards on 23 attempts.
- Terry McLaurin has 74 receptions for a team-high 1,117 yards (69.8 per game) and four touchdowns.
- Jahan Dotson has collected 451 yards on 32 receptions with seven touchdowns, averaging 41.0 yards per game.
- Da’Ron Payne has registered a team-leading 11.5 sacks, while adding 17.0 TFL and 62 tackles.
- Darrick Forrest’s 77 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four interceptions make him the team leader for tackles and interceptions.
No Commanders players are currently on the injury report as of 1/8/2023
Commanders 2022-2023 Schedule
|1||September 11, 2022||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||W, 28-22||FOX|
|2||September 18, 2022||at Detroit Lions||L, 36-27||FOX|
|3||September 25, 2022||vs Philadelphia Eagles||L, 24-8||FOX|
|4||October 2, 2022||at Dallas Cowboys||L, 25-10||FOX|
|5||October 9, 2022||vs Tennessee Titans||L, 21-17||CBS|
|6||October 13, 2022||at Chicago Bears||W, 12-7||AMAZON (TNF)|
|7||October 23, 2022||vs Green Bay Packers||W, 23-21||FOX|
|8||October 30, 2022||at Indianapolis Colts||W, 17-16||FOX|
|9||November 6, 2022||vs Minnesota Vikings||L, 20-17||FOX|
|10||November 14, 2022||at Philadelphia Eagles||W, 32-21||ESPN (MNF)|
|11||November 20, 2022||at Houston Texans||W, 23-10||FOX|
|12||November 27, 2022||vs Atlanta Falcons||W, 19-13||FOX|
|13||December 4, 2022||at New York Giants||T, 20-20||FOX|
|15||December 18, 2022||vs New York Giants||L, 20-12||NBC (SNF)|
|16||December 24, 2022||at San Francisco 49ers||L, 37-20||CBS|
|17||January 1, 2023||vs Cleveland Browns||L, 24-10||FOX|
|18||January 8, 2023||vs Dallas Cowboys||–||FOX|
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Commanders Betting Lines
There are plenty of reasons why the NFL is the most popular sport for betting. The break in between games is a big part of it. Sportsbooks will unveil odds for the next set of matchups well before kickoff time. When you view the listings at sportsbooks, you’ll see something like this.
- Philadelphia Eagles +120 +2.5 (-110) O 47.5 (-110)
- Washington Commanders -140 -2.5 (-110) U 47.5 (-110)
The average NFL game line features the odds for a trio of popular bet types: moneyline, point spread, and totals. Bets will start coming in right after the initial release of numbers, and that’ll continue right up until game time. Here’s what you need to know about all three wagers.
Washington Commanders Moneyline
For a Commanders moneyline bet, all you have to do is pick who you think will win. The direction of the numbers tells you how oddsmakers see the game: negative for favorites and positive for underdogs. Eg.:
- Philadelphia Eagles +120
- Washington Commanders -140
The numbers aren’t too far apart in our example, so it projects as a close game. The wider the range between the odds, the more of an expected edge for the favorite.
Commanders Point Spread
The spread bet goes beyond winners and losers. For bettors, the goal is to decide which team will cover the spread: favorite minus the points or underdog plus the number.
- Philadelphia Eagles +2.5 (-110)
- Washington Commanders -2.5 (-110)
Similar to the moneyline, the range is key. A spread of a field goal or less points to a tight game, while a touchdown or more points to a paper mismatch in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
Washington Commanders Over/Unders (Totals)
Scoreboard watchers will find a lot to love about Over/Under bets. You get to decide if the total combined points will be Over or Under the estimated total set by sportsbooks.
- Over O 47.5 (-110)
- Under U 47.5 (-110)
There are two elements to the Over/Under bet: the number set by the book and the actual odds for placing the bet. Both numbers can move after the release in response to betting volume.
Bet on Washington player props and futures odds
Beyond betting on the next Washington Commanders game, you can bet on many more prop bets and futures. Some we’ve mentioned above, but there’s more to see here including the chance to bet on the over/under for team regular-season wins.
There are also futures bets that provide a little prop betting flavor. You can drill down even further and place your wagers on the individual performances of members of the Washington Football Team. Here are some of the options:
- NFL MVP award winner
- NFL Rookie of the Year
- NFL Coach of the Year
- NFL Statistical leaders — passing yards, rushing yards, etc.
Futures are a great way to get a read on the season as a whole, and bets in these markets can be potentially profitable to boot. Also, keep in mind that you’ll have prop betting opportunities to consider for every Commanders game this season. The actual bets will vary, but here are some examples of the types of prop bets you’ll come across.
- How many TDs will Taylor Heinicke throw for — over/under 2.5?
- Will the Commanders defense return an INT for a TD — yes/no?
- Total combined yardage for Antonio Gibson — over/under 79.5?
You can find props by clicking through on the individual game listings. Once you do so, you should see a whole slew of prop betting choices, as well as other bet types including alternative spreads and totals.
Where to watch Washington Commanders games
The NFL has clear-cut broadcast deals in place, so you won’t have to look too hard to figure out where to watch Washington Commanders games.
The main Sunday afternoon package belongs to CBS and FOX, while NBC handles Sunday Night Football. Thursday Night Football is streamed on Amazon Prime, while Monday Night Football belongs to ESPN.
Each of these outlets is part of major cable, satellite and streaming television packages. In the case of CBS, FOX and NBC, local affiliates may be able to be beamed into your home with a simple HDTV antenna.
For your reference, here’s a list of the local affiliates for each of the three networks.
- CBS affiliates – DC/VA region
- WUSA – Washington, D.C.
- WCAV – Charlottesville
- WSVF/WGSV – Harrisonburg
- WTKR – Norfolk
- WTVR – Richmond
- WDBJ – Roanoke
- Fox affiliates – DC/VA region
- WTTG – Washington, D.C.
- WCAV – Charlottesville
- WSVF – Harrisonburg
- WWCW – Lynchburg
- WRLH – Richmond
- WFXR – Roanoke
- WVBT – Virginia Beach
- NBC affiliates – DC/VA region
- WRC – Washington, D.C.
- WCYB – Bristol
- WVIR – Charlottesville
- WSVW – Harrisonburg
- WAVY – Portsmouth
- WWBT – Richmond
- WSLS – Roanoke
You can also stream the games online or through an app via the network that’s broadcasting the games, but please note that you’ll need to sign in with valid provider credentials to do so. Local and primetime games can also be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app.
As the schedule currently stands, all of the Washington Commanders games for the coming season will be carried on CBS, ESPN, Amazon Prime or Fox.
Also, NFL RedZone provides whip-around coverage of Sunday afternoon games, while DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket carries all of the games on the docket. Both of those options require a separate subscription and will not be available with all providers.
Washington Commanders play-by-play & radio
The flagship radio networks for Washington Commanders games are WTEM 930 AM and WMAL 105.9 FM/630 AM, both of which are based in Washington, D.C.
Longtime play-by-play announcer Larry Michael has announced his retirement in advance of the coming season, so the current broadcast team is in a state of flux. Former Washington tight end Chris Cooley has been handling color analysis, while Julie Donaldson, team senior vice president of Media and Content, is also expected to have a role in the booth.
The audio feed for the games can be found across VA and in the DC metro area. Here’s the list of affiliates where you can tune in to catch the action.
- WGRQ 95.9 FM – Fredericksburg
- WFQX 99.3 FM – Front Royal
- WXGM 99.1 FM – Gloucester
- WSVA 550 AM – Harrisonburg
- WSVA 92.1 FM – Harrisonburg
- WBRG 1050 AM – Lynchburg
- WBRG 104.5 FM – Lynchburg
- WLVA 580 AM – Lynchburg
- WTAR 850 AM – Norfolk
- WTAR 96.5 FM – Norfolk
- WXGI 99.5 FM – Richmond
- WXGI 950 AM – Richmond
- WFIR 960 AM – Roanoke
- WFIR 107.3 FM – Roanoke
- WKCY 970 AM – Staunton
- WKDW 900 AM – Staunton
- WRAR 105.5 FM – Tappahannock
- WMAL 105.9 FM – Washington, D.C.
- WMAL 630 AM – Washington, D.C.
- WTEM 980 AM – Washington, D.C.
Washington Commanders radio broadcasts can also be found on stations in Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and North Carolina. The feed for games can also be streamed via TuneIn both online and via app.
Washington Commanders draft picks
Looking back over the past decade of the NFL draft, there have naturally been some swings and misses for the Commanders. Here are the first-round picks of the franchise over that span.
|2022||Jahan Dotson||WR||Penn State|
|2020||Chase Young||DE||Ohio State|
|2019||Dwayne Haskins||QB||Ohio State|
|2019||Montez Sweat||DE||Mississippi St|
|2012||Robert Griffin III||QB||Baylor|
Commanders quarterbacks over last 20 years
Since the turn of the century, there hasn’t been much in the way of postseason success for DC and its football team. The club has made it to the NFL playoffs just four times over that span.
While there are plenty of fingers to be pointed on the reasons why the fact that the team has had a revolving door at QB certainly hasn’t helped. Here’s a look back at the players who have started at QB for Washington since the 2000 campaign.
- 2021: Taylor Heinicke 15 games, Ryan Fitzpatrick 1, Garrett Gilbert 1
- 2020: Alex Smith 6, Dwayne Haskins 6, Kyle Allen 4
- 2019: Case Keenum 8, Dwayne Haskins 7, Colt McCoy 1
- 2018: Alex Smith 10, Josh Johnson 3, Colt McCoy 2, Mark Sanchez 1
- 2017: Kirk Cousins, 16
- 2016: Kirk Cousins, 16
- 2015: Kirk Cousins, 16
- 2014: Robert Griffin III 7, Kirk Cousins 5, Colt McCoy, 4
- 2013: Robert Griffin III 13, Kirk Cousins 3
- 2012: Robert Griffin III 15, Kirk Cousins 1
- 2011: Rex Grossman 13, John Beck 3
- 2010: Donovan McNabb 13, Rex Grossman 3
- 2009: Jason Campbell 16
- 2008: Jason Campbell 16
- 2007: Jason Campbell 13, Todd Collins 3
- 2006: Mark Brunell 9, Jason Campbell 7
- 2005: Mark Brunell, 15, Patrick Ramsey 1
- 2004: Mark Brunell 9, Patrick Ramsey 7
- 2003: Patrick Ramsey 11, Tim Hasselbeck 5
- 2002: Shane Matthews 7, Patrick Ramsey 5, Danny Wuerffel 4
- 2001: Tony Banks 14, Jeff George 2
- 2000: Brad Johnson 11, Jeff George 5
The Commanders quarterback room may be less murky if Taylor Heinicke continues to do well. He stepped in when Carson Wentz sustained a finger injury in the Oct 13 win in Chicago. The team also drafted North Carolina’s Sam Howell as their quarterback of the future.
Notable Washington Commanders head coaches
Washington has also had a decent amount of turnover at head coach through the years. The team is well-removed from the days when franchise legends George Allen and Joe Gibbs were roaming the sidelines.
Allen found good success leading the way during the 1970s, with a regular-season record of 67-30-1, but he struggled in the playoffs, as his teams went just 2-5 under his watch. Gibbs led the team through its brightest period in the 1980s. He compiled a record of 124-60 during the regular season and went 16-5 in the postseason.
Washington won three Super Bowls with Gibbs leading the way. Remarkably, that happened with three different starting QBs: Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, and Mark Rypien.
Gibbs would return for another stint at the helm in the 2000s, but the team couldn’t recapture its former magic. We’ll see if Rivera will be the one to help do so. Here’s a look back at how the last 10 coaches of the Washington Football Team have fared.
Washington Commanders stadium
Home games for the Washington Commanders have been held in Landover, Maryland, since 1997. Originally known as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in honor of the deceased team owner of the same name, it has been called FedEx Field since the 2000 season.
Prior to that, Washington played its home games at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., from 1961 through 1996. It’s a multipurpose stadium that has also been used for MLB, MLS and other sports. RFK Stadium is no longer being used enough to justify the costs of keeping it up, so plans call for it to be demolished by 2023.
The original home for Washington’s football team was Griffith Stadium from 1937 through 1960. The stadium was also the home of MLB’s Washington Senators. The site was razed in 1965.
The franchise came into existence in 1932 as the Boston Braves, and the name was changed to Redskins the following season. The club played up in the Boston area from 1932 through 1936, first at Braves Field and then at Fenway Park.
Here’s what you need to know about the current home field for the Washington Commanders.
- Name: FedEx Field
- Address: 1600 FedEx Way
- Location: Landover, MD
- Owner: Daniel Snyder
- Capacity: 82,000
- Groundbreaking: March 13, 1996
- Opening date: 14, 1997
- Construction cost: $250.5 million
- Renovations: 2011 and 2012
- Expanded: 1998, 2000 and 2005
- Other events hosted: soccer, college football
Washington Commanders franchise history and trivia
The Washington NFL franchise was founded in Boston in 1932. After initially playing as the Braves, the team switched its name to the Redskins the following season. That name survived the move to the Washington, D.C., area and remained in place until July 2020.
The club went by the Washington Football Team in 2020 and 2021 as ownership worked through a rebranding process. Washington settled on “Commanders” for its new name in February 2022. The franchise found some success in the early days of the NFL with titles in 1937 and 1942.
There was quite a lull from that point on the title front, but the team returned to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s, making it to five Super Bowls and winning three of them. Here are some of the more notable facts and figures about the Commanders.
- Established: 1932
- Super Bowl wins: Three, last in 1992
- Super Bowl appearances: Five
- NFL championships: Two, last in 1942
- Conference championships: Five
- Division titles: 15, last in 2020
- Playoff appearances: 25, last in 2020
- Retired numbers: Three officially (Sammy Baugh, Bobby Mitchell and Sean Taylor)
- Hall of Famers: 32 players, coaches and administrators with Commanders ties
- Ring of Fame: 51, including coaches, owners and staff
- Longest field goal: 59 yards, Graham Gano in 2011
- Most receptions in a game: Roy Helu, 14 in 2011
- Most passes intercepted in a game: DeAngelo Hall, four in 2010
- Single-season rushing yard leader: Alfred Morris, 1,613 in 2012
- Single-season sacks leader: Dexter Manley, 18.5 in 1986
- Most receptions in team history: Art Monk, 889
- NFL MVPs: Three, last by Joe Theismann in 1983
- Super Bowl MVPs: Three, last by Mark Rypien in Super Bowl XXVI
- Offensive Rookie of the Year: Two, last by Robert Griffin III in 2012
- Defensive Rookie of the Year: One, Chase Young in 2020
- Walter Payton Man of the Year: Two, last by Darrell Green in 1996
- Comeback Player of the Year: Two, last by Alex Smith in 2020
- Coach of the Year: Four, last by Joe Gibbs in 1983
Washington Commanders FAQ
In July 2020, Washington announced that it would be changing its team name from the Redskins. Initially, the club had hoped to have a new moniker in place quickly, but plans changed. The franchise went by Washington Football Team for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. On Feb. 2, 2022, they settled on Washington Commanders as the new franchise name.
Daniel Snyder purchased the team after the passing of owner Jack Kent Cooke. In May 1999, he sealed a deal to purchase the team and its stadium for a sum of $800 million. Cooke had purchased a 25% stake of the team back in 1961 from original owner and team founder George Preston Marshall. He would go on to become a majority owner in 1974, and the sole owner of the franchise in 1985.
His initial stake in the Commanders carried a price tag of $350,000. According to the 2021 NFL franchise valuations from Forbes, the club is now worth $4.2 billion. That places Washington fifth on the list of the league’s 32 teams. The Dallas Cowboys take the top spot at $6.5 billion, while the Buffalo Bills are in 32nd at $2.3 billion.
The Commanders have won three Super Bowls, the most recent of which was in 1992. Here are the results of all three games.
- Super Bowl XVII — Washington 27-17 over Miami Dolphins, Jan. 30, 1983
- Super Bowl XXII — Washington 42-10 over Denver Broncos, Jan. 31, 1988
- Super Bowl XXVI — Washington 37-24 over Buffalo Bills, Jan. 26, 1992
Single-game tickets for the Commanders vary depending on seat location, demand and the opponent. Prices directly from the team site and Ticketmaster range from about $50 to about $450. If you head to the team page at WashingtonFootball.com, you can click on the link for games and season ticket packages. That will redirect you to Ticketmaster, where you can explore the current listings. You can also find tickets for the games on other outlets such as StubHub, VividSeats or SeatGeek.
To date, the Washington Football Team has only officially retired three numbers.
- 21: Sean Taylor, Safety
- 33: Sammy Baugh, QB, P
- 49: Bobby Mitchell, RB, WR
However, there are several numbers that are considered to be unofficially retired by the franchise. As such, it’s rare that they are selected to be worn by new members of the team. Here are the numbers on that list.
- 7: Joe Theismann, QB
- 9: Sonny Jurgensen, QB
- 21: Sean Taylor, S
- 28: Darrell Green, CB
- 42: Charley Taylor, WR
- 43: Larry Brown, RB
- 44: John Riggins, RB
- 65: Dave Butz, DT
- 70: Sam Huff, LB
- 81: Art Monk, WR
According to the 2021 franchise valuations from Forbes, a lot. The current valuation for the Washington Football Team stands at $4.2 billion. The value has grown tremendously through the years. For perspective, consider that Daniel Snyder was able to buy the team and stadium in 1999 for $800 million. When Jack Kent Cooke bought a minority stake in the franchise back in 1961, he had to shell out just $350,000.