The Chicago Sky celebrate after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Wintrust Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports.
The Chicago Sky celebrate after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Wintrust Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports.

2022 WNBA Championship Odds: Connecticut Sun, Las Vegas Aces Lead the Way

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.

Past Winners

  • 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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