2021 WNBA Championship Odds: Chicago Sky Favored to Win

The Chicago Sky are favored to win the WNBA Finals after beating the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1. Chicago has -240 WNBA Championship odds after getting out to 1-0 series lead in the Finals and taking down the top-seeded Connecticut Sun in the semis.

Posted: Oct 11, 2021 5:46 PM ET Updated: Oct 11, 2021 5:46 PM ET Read Time: 3 min
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WNBA Championship odds are down to two teams with the season coming to a close. 

The WNBA Finals are underway after the Chicago Sky downed the odds-on favorite Connecticut Sun in the semifinals and the Phoenix Mercury outlasted the Las Vegas Aces. 

Let's take a look at the live betting odds to win the WNBA Championship.

2021 WNBA Championship Odds

WNBA Championship odds, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, are current and update every five minutes.

Favorite to win the 2021 WNBA Championship

After getting out to a 1-0 series lead, the Sky are the favorites to win the WNBA Finals at -240 odds ahead of Game 2 on October 13.

Kahleah Copper dropped a game-high 21 points in Game 1 for the Sky, who won their third straight playoff game. Copper has powered Chicago, averaging 18.6 points per game (which ranks fourth in the playoffs among players who have played multiple games) after scoring 14.4 during the regular season. 

The Sky, who finished sixth in the regular season with a .500 record, needed a pair of single-elimination victories before upsetting the top-seeded Sun to reach their first Finals appearance since 2014. 

Phoenix heads into Game 2 at +190 odds to win the title. After getting out to a hot start in Game 1, the Mercury gave it all back and then some in the second quarter and could never recover in an eventual 91-77 loss.

The Mercury got 20 points from Brittney Griner, who leads all playoff scorers with 20.9 points per game. Diana Taurasi, who is third in playoff scoring, added 17 in the loss. Though Phoenix is down in the series, the team has had a great playoff run. 

It knocked out the New York Liberty and then the defending champs in the single-elimination rounds before taking down the Aces, who finished with the second-best regular season record and lost in last year's WNBA Finals.

Connecticut, after finishing as the No. 1 seed with a league-best 26-6 record following a 14-game winning streak to end the season, got a bye to the semis but not even league MVP Jonquel Jones could power it past the Sky. 

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 Championship odds?

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