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WNBA Season Odds, Best Bets, Picks & Betting Predictions

WNBA Season Odds, Best Bets, Picks & Betting Predictions

After one of the more thrilling postseasons in recent WNBA history, the 2022 regular season is set to kick off on May 6 with an excellent four-game slate. There’s an excellent blend of veteran legends and young talent mixed throughout the league for sports betting fans to enjoy, and as seen by the odds table below, it’s a wide-open race as the Chicago Sky look to defend its title from a season ago.

Bookies.com breaks down the top contenders, tosses in a few longshots that might be worth betting on, and gets you ready for all the action!

2022 WNBA Regular Season Odds 

Team Odds
Las Vegas Aces +325
Chicago Sky +350
Phoenix Mercury +400
Seattle Storm +500

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Las Vegas Aces (+325)

The Las Vegas Aces led the WNBA in offensive efficiency by a wide margin last season—then hired San Antonio Spurs’ assistant Becky Hammon as head coach. That should improve this juggernaut even further, led by three-time All-Star A’Ja Wilson and flanked on the perimeter by guards Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum. Las Vegas has made the conference semifinals (2019, 2021) or the Finals (2020) each of the last three seasons. Though Liz Cambage will be tough to replace, is this the year the Aces finally break through with Hammon in control?

Chicago Sky (+350)

What a dream season for local native Candace Parker and the Sky. Fresh off the franchise’s first title, Parker will team up again with Courtney Vandersloot and Kahleah Copper looking to repeat. The Sky has the deepest roster in the league (on top of a lethal three-headed monster) and will ride plenty of momentum into 2022. This very well could simply be the start of a special run in Chicago thanks to an incredibly balanced attack on both ends of the floor.

Connecticut Sun (+350)

If the adage goes that defense wins championships, the Sun should feel great about where it's headed. Last year’s defensive rating of 91.7 was not only a WNBA-best, it was the lowest rating since the 2007 Indiana Fever! The same core returns—including reigning MVP Jonquel Jones. They led the NBA with a 26-6 record last season before bowing out to the eventual champion Sky, but expectations remain high for this group. The addition of All-Star Courtney Williams should also help this loaded roster—but the Sun will need to show much more on the offensive end to be considered true contenders.

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Phoenix Mercury (+400)

From unassuming fifth seed to a WNBA Finals appearance, it once again became apparent that life is good with Diana Taurasi. She and Skylar Diggins-Smith will form a stellar 1-2 backcourt duo, but the expected absence of Brittany Griner—who remains detained in Russia—will likely put a cap on this team’s title aspirations. Outside of Griner returning to the United States and being ready to compete, Phoenix is looking like an early exit. Then again, anything is possible with Taurasi running things.

Seattle Storm (+500)

Here’s a good rule of thumb: If your team has Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird, and Jewel Lloyd, you’re a title contender. There’s an argument—depending on how much you believe Bird has left in the tank—that this is the best trio in the WNBA. That will take you places. You might be talking about the defending champs here if Stewart hadn’t missed last year's postseason with a foot injury. If Bird can stave off Father Time for another season, don’t be surprised if the Storm is the last team standing this fall. 

Long Shots To Consider

Washington Mystics (+2000): A healthy Elena Delle Donne means the Mystics will make noise. This offense has the potential to get hot at a moment’s notice—and that can carry teams in the postseason.

Minnesota Lynx (+800): There are a ton of unknowns here for the Lynx to begin the season, but if its core is able to come together, this is a team that could be better in two months than it is right now. There’s early value here at betting apps.

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WNBA Season Key Dates

  • May 6: WNBA regular-season tip-off
  • July 10: AT&T WNBA All-Star Game
  • July 26: Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game
  • August 14: Last day of regular season
  • August 15: WNBA postseason begins

 

About the Author

Mark Strotman for Bookies.com
Mark Strotman
Mark is a veteran sports betting journalist who has covered the Bulls and the NBA since 2012. His work has appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Sports. He regularly provides NBA betting picks, as well as in-depth sportsbook reviews and the latest promo codes for all the major sports gambling operators, including Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and more.