The 26th season of the WNBA is slated to start this weekend.
It all gets underway during a four-game slate on Friday for the first day of the 2022 WNBA season. This should be an interesting game, with four teams priced at 5/1 or better to win the championship this summer. You can check out all of those odds here.
WynnBET’s online sportsbook recently released MVP odds for the upcoming WNBA season. Let’s take a look at those bettings odds entering the season and what to make of the top candidates.
2022 WNBA MVP Odds
A’ja Wilson +300
Jonquel Jones +500
Breanna Stewart +600
Arike Ogunbowale +600
Tina Charles +800
Elena Delle Donne +1200
Candace Parker +1500
Sabrina Ionescu +1500
Brittney Griner +2000
Kahleah Copper +2500
Courtney Vandersloot +2500
Liz Cambage +2500
Sylvia Fowles +2500
Kelsey Plum +2500
Skylar Diggins-Smith +3000
Sue Bird +3000
Chennedy Carter +3000
More selections available at WynnBET
A’ja Wilson Enters As Favorite
The 2020 WNBA MVP is the favorite to take back the trophy this summer.
Wilson, 25, has averaged 19 points and 8.1 rebounds per game during her four-year career with Las Vegas. She averaged 18.3 points per game to go along with 9.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest this past season.
Without Liz Cambage, Wilson might be expected to shoulder more responsibility inside for Las Vegas.
"Aces lost some key pieces in the offseason, most notably Liz Cambage. With no Cambage, A'ja can focus on being the key piece of a team where she has already won an MVP. 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. It helps that A'ja has the notoriety as well as the WNBA continues to grow in popularity as I have her as the favorite to win the MVP."
— WynnBET Senior Trader Motoi Pearson
Can Jonquel Jones Win Another One?
After winning the MVP award last year, Jones is second in betting odds with a price of +500 to repeat this summer.
Jones received 48 of the 49 first-place votes last year after finishing fourth in the league in scoring with an average of 19.4 points per contest. Jones also led the WNBA with an average of 11.2 rebounds per contest.
It also helped that the Connecticut Sun were the league’s best defense last year. The Sun, who are the betting favorite to win the WNBA championship, might be even more dominant this summer.
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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