2022 WNBA MVP Odds: Sabrina Ionescu Trending Up After Historic Night
Sabrina Ionescu #20 of the New York Liberty shoots the ball during the game against the Las Vegas Aces on July 6, 2022 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sabrina Ionescu went bonkers for the New York Liberty on Wednesday night, posting a 30-point triple-double with zero turnovers in a win over the Las Vegas Aces.
It turns out that banner night — much less against one of the league’s top teams — earned some respect in the WNBA MVP betting market, as the star guard owns the fourth-shortest odds across the board.
WNBA MVP Odds
|Elena Della Donne||+4000|
|Odds as of Thursday July 7 and via DraftKings|
Ionescu posted 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 dimes in the 116-107 win. It was the first 30-point triple-double in WNBA history for Ionescu, who led the Liberty to their season high in scoring.
The former No. 1 overall pick was +1600 to win MVP in late June and +1500 to open the week. Ionescu’s clinic over the Aces pushed her past Jonquel Jones to +1000 at DK, and BetRivers is even lower (+800).
Ionescu’s the team leader in points (17.2), rebounds (7.5) and assists (6.2). She’ll have a couple more shots to improve her stock in the MVP market, including as a starter in this weekend’s WNBA All-Star Game.
The Liberty are 9-12 overall and 11-10 against the spread entering Thursday. They draw the Phoenix Mercury for the second of a back-to-back tonight. Ionescu and New York are 4.5-point underdogs, with a total of 164.5.