WNBA Championship Odds: The Aces Emerge as Favorites to Take Home Title as Regular Season Begins
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images. Pictured: Liz Cambage of the Las Vegas Aces.
WNBA Title Odds
|Las Vegas Aces||+325|
|New York Liberty||+2200|
|Los Angeles Sparks||+4000|
*Odds courtesy of PointsBet
The WNBA season begins on May 6 with no change on the title oddsboard since the draft in April.
The Chicago Sky are the defending champions heading into the season and have the second-shortest odds to defend their title.
The Las Vegas Aces are considered the favorite to take home the 2022 title on PointsBet at +325.
The Aces are followed closely by the Connecticut Sun and defending champion Sky at +350.
The Seattle Storm and the Phoenix Mercury wrap up the top five teams expected to contend for a championship.
The WNBA expanded its schedule this season to 36 games per team, and all 12 teams will be in action for the first weekend.
1. Las Vegas Aces +325
The Aces are led by a quartet of All-Stars in Liz Cambage, Chelsea Gray, Dearica Hamby and A’ja Wilson. They were the odds-on favorite to take home the title for most of last season before losing in the semifinals to the Phoenix Mercury.
2. Connecticut Sun +350
The Sun had the best record in the league last season at 26-6. They are led by reigning WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones who averaged 19.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game last season. The Sun have two other 2021 All-Stars in DeWanna Bonner and Brionna Jones.
3. Chicago Sky +350
The Sky are led by WNBA superstar Candace Parker and are the defending WNBA champions. Allie Quigley is one of the best shooters in the league. This team is battle tested and definitely has what it takes to make another run.
4. Phoenix Mercury +400
The Mercury will be without their biggest superstar, Brittney Griner, for the foreseeable future, so that’s likely why they are not higher up on the odds board. However, they still have two other superstars in Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith.
4. Seattle Storm +500
The Storm are led by a duo of superstars in Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart. Bird’s best years are likely behind her, but will Stewart be able to carry this team to the promise land?
6. Minnesota Lynx +800
The Lynx had the third-best record in the league last season. They are led by former WNBA MVP Sylvia Fowles.
7. Washington Mystics +2000
The Mystics have a duo of stars in Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins. Charles led the WNBA in scoring last season with 23.5 points, and this was the highest scoring season in her legendary career. Atkins was on the 2021 All-Star team.
8. New York Liberty +2200
Sabrina Ionescu has shown flashes so far in her WNBA career, but this could possibly be the breakout season for the former Oregon star. The Liberty are one of the younger teams in the league, but if Ionescu can get to top form, they can jump in with the contenders.
9. Los Angeles Sparks +4000
Nneka Ogwumike leads the way for the Sparks. They struggled mightily last season with a 12-20 record.
10. Dallas Wings +4000
Arike Ogwunbale is a superstar in the making for the Wings. Everybody remembers the shot at Notre Dame. She’s had back-to-back All-WNBA selections, and now it’s time for her to elevate her team.
11. Indiana Fever +6600
Kelsey Mitchell has been the team’s leading scorer the last three seasons, but she hasn’t gotten much help elsewhere. The Fever had the worst record in the WNBA last season at 6-26. They used their second overall selection to take NaLyssa Smith out of Baylor.
12. Atlanta Dream +10000
The Dream have been at the center of plenty of controversy over the last couple of seasons, and that has left them at the bottom of the barrel. The Dream used its No. 1 overall selection to take Rhyne Howard out of Kentucky.