Minnesota Lynx WNBA Title Odds: 2023 Preseason Betting Analysis & Preview
Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Napheesa Collier #24 of the Minnesota Lynx.
Minnesota Lynx WNBA Title Odds
|2023 NBA Title Odds||+4500|
|Previous Season Overall Record||14-22|
|Previous Season ATS Record||19-17|
|Previous Season O/U Record||21-14-1|
|Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.|
The Minnesota Lynx missed the playoffs in 2022 and no longer have Sylvia Fowles after eight seasons. As they turn the page to the next chapter of their franchise, they enter the 2023 WNBA season tied for the fourth-longest title odds at +4000, according to FanDuel.
Here’s a look at their notable moves in the offseason and analysis on how to approach betting the Lynx before the WNBA season tips off.
Notable Offseason Transactions
Additions: Tiffany Mitchell, Diamond Miller (No. 2 pick in 2023 WNBA Draft), Dorka Juhasz (No. 16 pick), Brea Beal (No. 24 pick), Taylor Soule (No. 28 Pick).
Departures: Sylvia Fowles.
The Lynx are yet another WNBA team not far removed from success, but will be potentially looking toward a rebuilding season in 2023. There is a sect of WNBA media who thinks this is just a long con from head coach Cheryl Reeve and that she’s going to have the Lynx in the postseason again — I just don’t see it.
Lets start with the positives: Napheesa Collier was one of the best draft picks in recent memory. Getting her with the sixth pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft paid immediate dividends as she quickly established herself as one of the brightest talents in the league. The ceiling for their most recent top draft pick, Diamond Miller, is incredibly high, and in theory she could be a perfect fit next to Collier. In Reeve, they have arguably the No. 1 coach you’d choose to make that happen.
Let’s do the negatives now: The point guard position is a massive question mark, and the shooting on this team is almost non-existent. They have a few intriguing pieces in Brea Beal and Dorka Juhasz, but the cupboard is a little more barren than most teams. It’s part of the reason I think Reeve sees the big picture and realizes Collier is still very young and would be the perfect piece to go next to any of the big names in the 2024 Draft (Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Paige Bueckers or Cameron Brink).
This team has by far the biggest delta in terms of the win total I project them for (10), versus where the market has them to start the season (17.5 at FanDuel). As such, I will likely be looking to fade the Lynx early and often in 2023.
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