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||Las Vegas Aces||-105|
|Breanna Stewart||Seattle Storm||+105|
|Kelsey Plum||Las Vegas Aces||+800|
|Sabrina Ionescu||New York Liberty||+2,000|
|Jonquel Jones||Connecticut Sun||+2,500|
|Arike Ogunbowale||Dallas Wings||+3,000|
|Candace Parker||Chicago Sky||+6,000|
|Elena Delle Donne||Washington Mystics||+6,000|
|Jackie Young||Las Vegas Aces||+6,000|
|Tina Charles||Seattle Storm||+10,000|
|Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles Sparks||+10,000|
|Skylar Diggins-Smith||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.
|2022||A'ja Wilson||Las Vegas||Forward|
|2020||A'ja Wilson||Las Vegas||Forward|
|2019||Elena Delle Donne||Washington||Forward|
|2016||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles||Forward|
|2015||Elena Delle Donne||Chicago||Forward|
|2013||Candace Parker||Los Angeles||Forward|
WNBA MVP odds FAQ
Favorites for the 2023 WNBA MVP will be listed when the market becomes available.
A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces won the 2022 WNBA MVP.
Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, and Lauren Jackson each have three career WNBA MVPs.