2022 WNBA MVP Odds: A'ja of Empires

A'ja Wilson had a storybook 2022 season, winning her first championship on top of being crowned MVP. With the market awaiting a reset for 2023, check out the closing WNBA MVP odds below.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2022 10:26 AM ET Read Time: 5 min
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WNBA MVP odds were a tightly-fought race in 2022, with A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart battling neck-and-neck for most of the season.

In the end, it was Wilson who not only captured the trophy, but took home Defensive Player of the Year and helped lead the season-long WNBA Championship odds leader Las Vegas Aces to the WNBA championship.

As we await odds for 2023's MVP race, here's a look back at the closing odds for 2022.

Odds to win 2022 WNBA MVP award

Player Team WNBA MVP Odds
A'ja Wilson Aces Las Vegas Aces -105
Breanna Stewart Storm Seattle Storm +105
Kelsey Plum Aces Las Vegas Aces +800
Sabrina Ionescu Liberty New York Liberty +2,000
Jonquel Jones Sun Connecticut Sun +2,500
Arike Ogunbowale Wings Dallas Wings +3,000
Candace Parker Sky Chicago Sky +6,000
Elena Delle Donne Mystics Washington Mystics +6,000
Jackie Young Aces Las Vegas Aces +6,000
Tina Charles Storm Seattle Storm +10,000
Nneka Ogwumike Sparks Los Angeles Sparks +10,000
Skylar Diggins-Smith Mercury Phoenix Mercury +10,000

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of July 27, 2022.

Favorites to win the WNBA MVP award

Stay tuned for analysis on 2023 WNBA MVP favorites — coming when market is live!

Understanding WNBA MVP odds

Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above.  If a player becomes a very strong favorite, their odds will be listed with a minus (-) sign ahead of the number. 

  • A'ja Wilson -110

The (-) means that Wilson is an odds-on favorite, and a bettor needs to wager $110 to win $100. Other contenders in the MVP race have plus (+) odds to win.

  • Breanna Stewart +300

Here, a bettor stands to profit $300 for a $100 wager on Stewart if she wins the award. 

If American odds aren't your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.

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WNBA MVP odds trends

Here are some trends you'll want to keep in mind when betting on WNBA MVP odds:

  • WNBA MVP has historically been a big woman's award. Elena Delle Donne (2015, '19) is the only perimeter player to win since Diana Taurasi (2009), and Taurasi is the only pure guard to win since Cynthia Cooper (1997, '98).

  • Repeat winners are quite common, with seven players having won two or more MVP trophies in the award's 26-year history.

  • Seeding seems to be of increasing importance recently, as each of the past six MVP winners has been from the league's No. 1 overall seed. 

WNBA MVP history

A quick look at the last 10 WNBA MVPs, their position, and the team they played for. A'ja Wilson joined Elena Delle Donne as the only two-time winners over the past decade.

Year Player Team Position
2022 A'ja Wilson Las Vegas Forward
2021 Jonquel Jones Connecticut Forward
2020 A'ja Wilson Las Vegas Forward
2019 Elena Delle Donne Washington Forward
2018 Breanna Stewart Seattle Forward
2017 Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Center
2016 Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles Forward
2015 Elena Delle Donne Chicago Forward
2014 Maya Moore Minnesota Forward
2013 Candace Parker Los Angeles Forward

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