The 2020 WNBA season came to a close last October, with the Seattle Storm picking up their second title in three years following a 3-0 sweep against the Las Vegas Aces. Though the 2021 season is still a few months from getting underway, WNBA championship futures are already available.
With free agency still to finish playing out, the WNBA odds will surely change considerably in the coming months. However, midway through the offseason, let's take a look at the WNBA championship odds for all 12 teams.
Who is the favorite to win the 2021 WNBA Championship?
After cruising to the 2020 title, Breanna Stewart's Storm are atop the odds board for 2021 at +150. While they likely would have remained the favorites regardless, their title defense will be aided by the addition of All-Star forward Candice Dupree, who signed with Seattle as a free agent.
Just behind the Storm is a tie between last year's runner-up, the Las Vegas Aces, and 2019 champions the Washington Mystics (+350). Led by reigning MVP A'ja Wilson, the Aces figure to be in the WNBA championship picture for years to come. Their 2021 quest will now feature three-time All-Star Chelsea Gray, who departed the Sparks for the Aces earlier in the offseason.
The Mystics were hit hard by former MVP Elena Delle Donne's decision to sit out last season, but with their core back together, find themselves near the top of the odds board ahead of 2021.
Who are the WNBA long shots to bet on in 2021?
The most successful franchise in WNBA history, the Minnesota Lynx, sit eighth on the odds board at +2,500. However, despite their long odds, they could be in the mix to win a fifth WNBA title in 2021. The Lynx recently added All-Star guard Kayla McBride, as well as Aerial Powers. For Minnesota, it will all come down to the rise of 2019 Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier. If Collier makes the leap to superstardom in 2021, the Lynx could absolutely be title contenders.
WNBA Championship odds
|Team||Odds to win the WNBA Championship (as of February 9)|
|Las Vegas Aces||+350|
|Los Angeles Sparks||+600|
|New York Liberty||+5,000|
Odds courtesy of PointsBet USA
Understanding WNBA Championship odds
Sportsbooks will post odds for the WNBA Finals as early as March. These odds are constantly adjusted throughout the offseason as players get hurt, suspended or are traded. Once the regular season begins (usually in May), title odds will change daily as teams win and lose games and as more players get hurt, suspended or traded. Sportsbooks will also adjust the WNBA odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.
WNBA Championship odds will usually look like this:
- Las Vegas Aces +300
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $300 if the Aces win the WNBA title. If it's close to the end of the regular season or even during the playoffs and the WNBA has a particularly dominant team, you might see a team with a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds. In 2019, just before the playoffs began, the Mystics were one such betting favorite.
- Washington Mystics -150
This means that in September you had to bet $150 to win $100 on a Mystics championship.
Above we have posted the American odds for the WNBA championship. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool. And don't forget to check out our WNBA forum if you're interested in chatting with other basketball bettors about WNBA odds.
Where can I bet on WNBA futures odds?
Many online books and casinos offer futures bets on the WNBA Championship. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live.