After starting the season 1-4, the Washington Commanders have won six of their last eight games to put them at 7-5-1 heading into their bye week. Because of this current 6-1-1 streak, the Commanders are in the thick of the NFC playoff race.
What are the Washington Commanders’ playoff odds? Let’s see where some of the top online sportsbooks view the Commanders’ postseason chances.
Washington Commanders Playoffs Odds
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Looking at the above odds, it’s clear the Commanders are in a strong position to make the playoffs. If you were going to place a futures bet on Washington to get to the postseason, FanDuel Sportsbook is the place to go because it has the best price at the time of this writing. DraftKings Maryland, on the other hand, has the best odds if you want to bet against the Commanders making a playoff appearance this season.
Placing a $20 bet on FanDuel in favor of Washington would result in a potential payout of $34.08, whereas the same bet at DraftKings comes out to $32.12. While this isn’t a massive difference, these small amounts can add up over time. The most successful bettors always shop at multiple sportsbooks to find the best price prior to making any wagers. Having multiple accounts is a good idea for another reason — the ability to claim more than one Maryland betting bonus.
To get a better idea of what these odds actually mean, we can convert them into an implied probability. With odds ranging from -142 to -165, the implied probability of hitting is between 58.7% and 62.3%.
Commanders’ Remaining Schedule
After a late fourth-quarter touchdown by rookie receiver Jahan Dotson saved Washington from a loss in Week 13, the Commanders will look to regroup with four weeks remaining in their 2022-2023 schedule.
Washington’s bye week is coming at an opportune time as the team will hope to have stud defensive end Chase Young back in the mix. Starting cornerback Benjamin St. Juste will also look to return following the bye week after missing the past two games with an ankle injury.
These are the remaining games for Washington:
- vs. New York Giants
- at San Francisco 49ers
- vs. Cleveland Browns
- vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Commanders’ remaining schedule isn’t exactly a walk in the park as there are no “for sure” wins on the board.
There are two remaining divisional games against the Giants and Cowboys, both of which will be played at FedEx Field.
In regards to the away game against the 49ers, Washington’s chances of coming away with a victory have certainly increased in light of the season-ending injury to starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Cleveland Browns will have two more weeks to get quarterback Deshaun Watson back in rhythm, as his season debut in Week 13 was anything but smooth sailing.
Washington Commanders Recent Playoff History
Since 2012, Washington has made the postseason four times. Going back to 1999, the franchise has made it past the Wild Card round twice in six postseason trips.
Under head coach Ron Rivera, this would be the second playoff appearance in four years if the Commanders were to make it in.
The first playoff appearance resulted in a Wild Card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who went on to win the Super Bowl that year. This was also the game where the legend of Taylor Heinicke got its start as the career journeyman kept Washington in striking distance in a game where nobody was giving the team a chance to win.
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