2023 WNBA MVP Odds: Breanna Stewart Leads the Field Entering Training Camp

2023 WNBA MVP Odds: Breanna Stewart Leads the Field Entering Training Camp article feature image

Mike Lawrence/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Breanna Stewart poses for a photo prior to her introductory press conference with the New York Liberty at Barclays Center.

The WNBA season is fast approaching and after a busy offseason across the league, training camps are set to being this weekend.

That means it's the perfect time to take a look at the preseason odds for WNBA MVP. Much like the the odds to win the WNBA title, there are two names that stand out above the rest the field and they just happen to come from the superteam title favorites.

Let's dive into the odds and see where the top players shake out heading into the preseason.

2023 WNBA MVP Odds

Odds as of Friday, April 28 and via FanDuel.

Breanna Stewart+280
A'ja Wilson+300
Kelsey Plum+650
Sabrina Ionescu+750
Elena Delle Donne+750
Brittney Griner+1900
Rhyne Howard+3100
Alyssa Thomas+3100
Nneka Ogwumike+3100
Jonquel Jones+3500
Candace Parker+4000
Napheesa Collier+4000
Arike Ogunbowale+4000
Skylar Diggins-Smith+4500
Jewell Loyd+8000
Kelsey Mitchell+9500
DeWanna Bonner+10000
Natasha Cloud+10000
Diamond DeShields+10000
Diana Taurasi+10000
Jackie Young+10000
Brionna Jones+10000
Courtney Vandersloot+10000
Ariel Atkins+10000
Kahleah Copper+10000
Chelsea Gray+10000
Natasha Howard+10000

The Favorites

The top two names here should come as no surprise.

Breanna Stewart is the favorite at +280 entering her first season playing in Brooklyn for the New York Liberty. She's a four-time All-Star, two-time WNBA champion, won league MVP and Finals MVP in the same season and led the WNBA in scoring with 21.8 points per game in 2022.

Even on a team with two other stars, she has a slight edge to win the award ahead of the player with the next-best odds, A'ja Wilson. The reigning MVP and WNBA champion is listed at +300 to win a third, which would tie Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes and Lauren Jackson for the most all time. The two stars are in their own bracket entering the season with the next three player all listed at longer than 5-1 odds to win MVP.

Rounding Out the Top Five

Wilson's teammate and the league's second-leading scorer (20.2 ppg) comes in at No. 3 on the oddsboard at +650. Kelsey Plum was one of the most efficient players in the WNBA last season with 60.8% True Shooting Percentage (third among guards and ninth overall) and made an impressive leap in her fifth season.

The fourth player on the board is Sabrina Ionescu at +750 and if you're following, that's four players from two teams at the top of the MVP board. She's tied with two-time MVP and 2019 WNBA champion Elena Delle Donne (again, in lockstep with the title odds) and no other player is within 10-1 at the time of writing.

Notable Longshots

Brittney Griner, who missed all of last season after being detained in Russia, is 19-1 to win MVP. In 2021, Griner finished No. 2 overall in scoring in the WNBA. It will be interesting to see how dominant Griner can be in her much-anticipated return to the court.

Nneka Ogwumike has the longest odds among former WNBA MVP winners at 31-1, but her Los Angeles Sparks have the second-longest odds to win the title. Jonquel Jones, who won the MVP just two seasons ago with the Connecticut Sun, rounds out the Liberty's Big 3 at 35-1 and two-time MVP Candace Parker (40-1) has the third-highest odds for the Aces.

How would you rate this article?

This site contains commercial content. We may be compensated for the links provided on this page. The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Action Network makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information given or the outcome of any game or event.