The 2021 WNBA schedule tips off on May 14. With many stars returning to the court after skipping the “bubble” season last summer and some big-name players changing teams this offseason, there’s plenty of value to be had in the WNBA Championship odds.
The defending champion Seattle Storm sit atop the futures board as the favorites, however, their biggest rivals in the West — the Las Vegas Aces — are hot on their heels as well as the Washington Mystics and returning MVP Elena Delle Donne.
Here’s a look at the odds to win the WNBA Championship.
2021 WNBA Championship Odds
Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.
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Favorites to win the 2021 WNBA Championship: Storm chasers
The Seattle Storm are the front runners to win the 2021 WNBA Championship, which would be their third title in four years and make them the first back-to-back WNBA champs since Los Angeles in 2001/2002.
Behind the Storm are the rival Las Vegas Aces, who not only bring back reigning MVP A'ja Wilson but also 6-foot-8 all-star center Liz Cambage, who sat out the 2020 season due to health concerns. Vegas still finished tied with Seattle for first overall but were swept 3-0 by the Storm in the WNBA Finals.
The Washington Mystics are also in the mix, especially with 2019 MVP Elena Delle Donne back in action. She also sat out the 2020 campaign due to health concerns but headlines a strong roster that includes Myisha Hines-Allen, Ariel Atkins, and veteran center Tina Charles.
Long shots to win 2021 WNBA Championship: Sky's the limit
Parker, one of the best two-way players in the WNBA and the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, is the centerpiece of a talent-rich roster featuring standout guards Courtney Vandersloot and Diamond DeShields, as well as forward Azurá Stevens.
Injuries plagued Chicago in 2020, leading to a first-round playoff defeat. The Sky enter the 2021 WNBA season at +1,000 odds to win the title after opening as big as +1,800.
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.
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