The WNBA finally returns this weekend.
Friday marks the start of the 2022 WNBA season, with four games on deck for the first day of the regular season. There will be plenty of opportunities to bet on the W from now until the final day of the regular season on August 14.
WynnBET's online sportsbook has championship odds ahead of the 2022 campaign. Let’s take a look at those odds before the season begins.
2022 WNBA Champion Odds
Connecticut Sun +350
Las Vegas Aces +375
Chicago Sky +500
Seattle Storm +500
Phoenix Mercury +575
Minnesota Lynx +1500
Washington Mystics +1500
New York Liberty +2500
Los Angeles Sparks +3000
Dallas Wings +4000
Atlanta Dream +10000
Indiana Fever +20000
Meet The Favorites
It is no surprise to see the Connecticut Sun atop the betting odds entering the season. No team was as dominant as the Sun last year, which went 26-6 in the regular season and ranked No. 1 in scoring defense in the league. Jonquel Jones won an MVP award after averaging 19.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.
Connecticut could be even better this summer, bringing back Courtney Williams after she was an All-Star elsewhere during the 2021 season. Alyssa Thomas, a two-time All-Star, is healthy after playing only three games last season.
"The Sun return their main core production who secured last year's No. 1 seed in the playoffs lead by last year's MVP Jonquel Jones. They’ve been on the doorstep the last couple years at a chance to win the title recently coming up short in the semis against the eventual Champion Sky last year. With the addition of guard G Courtney Williams, the Sun add firepower and depth to a team I have power ranked No. 1, as I have them as the favorite to win the WNBA champ in 2022."
— WynnBET Senior Trader Motoi Pearson
The Las Vegas Aces are right behind them in odds with a +375 value to win the title. They have come up short in previous seasons, falling in the finals in 2020 and losing in the semifinals to end a 24-8 campaign last summer.
Las Vegas is hoping a change in the coaching staff gets this team over the hump. The Aces hired WNBA legend Becky Hammon in the offseason. Hammon spent eight seasons as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
Don’t Forget The Defending Champs
The Chicago Sky, who are +500 to win the championship, are looking to run it back after winning the whole thing last summer.
Chicago brings back plenty of key players from last year’s team, including Candace Parker, Kahleah Copper, Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley. The Sky were only 16-16 heading into the playoffs, but perhaps their magical postseason run will lead to a better start in 2022.
2021: Chicago Sky
2020: Seattle Storm
2019: Washington Mystics
2018: Seattle Storm
2017: Minnesota Lynx
2016: Los Angeles Sparks
2015: Minnesota Lynx
2014: Phoenix Mercury
2013: Minnesota Lynx
2012: Indiana Fever
2011: Minnesota Lynx
2010: Seattle Storm
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