Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) attempts a three-point shot during game three of the 2020 WNBA Finals at IMG Academy. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports.
Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) attempts a three-point shot during game three of the 2020 WNBA Finals at IMG Academy. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports.

2022 WNBA Betting: 2 Las Vegas Players Lead Updated MVP Odds

The 26th season of the WNBA is only a few weeks old, but so much has already happened.

The Las Vegas Aces are atop the league standings with a 7-1 record, and have the best odds (+200) to win the championship at WynnBET. The Washington Mystics (6-2) and Dallas Wings (5-3) are among the biggest surprises through the early part of the season as well.

As a result, we have seen our trading team adjust the futures markets for the 2022 WNBA season. The biggest movement is in the MVP market, where Aces’ A’ja Wilson is still the favorite, but not much else is the same from the preseason prices.

Updated WNBA MVP Odds

(Odds as of Friday, May 27 at WynnBET’s online sportsbook)

  • A’ja Wilson +350

  • Kelsey Plum +600

  • Jonquel Jones +700

  • Arike Ogunbowale +800

  • Sabrina Ionescu +800

  • Ryne Howard +800

  • Breanna Stewart +900

  • Tina Charles +900

  • Elena Delle Donne +1200

  • Candace Parker +1500

  • Chelsea Gray +2500

  • Kahleah Copper +2500

  • Liz Cambage +3000

  • Courtney Vandersloot +4000

  • Diana Taurasi +5000

  • Sue Bird +5000

  • Myisha Hines-Allen +5000

  • More selections available at WynnBET

Aces Duo With Best Odds

The 2022 WNBA MVP is still the favorite to take back the trophy this summer.

Aj’a Wilson, who opened the year at +300 to win the award, is now listed at +350 at WynnBET as of Friday. She is averaging 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game while shooting 54.2% from the floor. Wilson is also recording 2.5 blocks per contest as the primary big on this roster now that Liz Cambage is a member of the Los Angeles Sparks.

Before the season, WynnBET Senior Trader Motoi Pearson predicted that Wilson would benefit from being the lone post on a team with talented guards around her to help space the floor.

“With no Cambage, A'ja can focus on being the key piece of a team where she has already won an MVP,” Pearson said at the time. “Surrounded by some outstanding playmakers, in Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum, Becky Hammon gets the pleasure to put A'ja in a position to score and dominate going forward for a highly-heralded Aces team.”

One of those playmakers is right behind her in MVP odds, however. Kelsey Plum is having her best season yet, averaging 18.1 points and 5.8 assists per outing. She’s shooting 42.6% from the floor, including 37.7% from beyond the arc. 

Plum is building off last year, when she was named the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, though she is clearly pleased to be a starter this season.

“F— the bench,” Plum told The Athletic before the season. “I’m so sick of the bench. I’m a starter in this league and I know it; and I think everyone else does.”

Plum opened the year at 25/1 to win the award, but has firmly put herself in the conversation for an Aces team that has been dominant to start the year.

Rookie Rhyne Howard Rises Up Betting Board

Another big mover is rookie Ryne Howard, who has lifted the Atlanta Dream to a 4-3 start.

The top pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft is off to an incredible start to her career. Howard is averaging 17.6 points per game to go along with an average of 2.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds per outing. Howard is shooting 39.6% from the floor so far this season.

Howard produced a 33-point performance in a win over the Indiana Fever on May 15. Candace Parker is the only player to win Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season when she did so in 2008, but Howard already being in the conversation is quite impressive.

Past Winners

  • 2021: Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun

  • 2020: A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

  • 2019: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

  • 2018: Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm

  • 2017: Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx

  • 2016: Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks

  • 2015: Elena Delle Donne, Chicago Sky

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