The 2021 WNBA season is in the midst of a month-long hiatus, due to many of the league's star players participating in the Olympic game. With this pause in action — and teams getting into playoff push mode upon resumption of play in mid-August — it's the perfect time to check in on the WNBA Championship odds.
The two Western Conference powerhouses, defending champion Seattle Storm and rival Las Vegas Aces, remain atop the WNBA futures odds board — but is the Sun rising in the East?
Here’s a look at the live betting 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
The Aces (15-6), who not only brought 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) are tied atop the odds board (+200) after 21 games. Vegas still finished tied with Seattle for first overall a year ago but was swept 3-0 by the Storm in the WNBA Finals.
The Storm (16-5) remain knotted with their rivals on the odds board as they chase their third title in four years and look to be the first back-to-back WNBA champs since Los Angeles in 2001-02. Seattle is anchored by veterans Sue Bird and 2020 Finals MVP Breanna Stewart, and padded a deep roster with the addition of seven-time All-Star Candice Dupree this offseason.
A strong start for the Connecticut Sun, led by DeWanna Bonner, has seen them surge atop the East at 14-6 and into the Top 3 on the odds board at +500. Widely expected to be crowded out by a talented Washington squad in the East, the Sun continue to maintain a several-game lead over the Mystics.
The Chicago Sky (10-10) landed one of the faces of the league when they signed veteran center Candace Parker this offseason. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is the centerpiece of a talent-rich roster and after sitting as big as +1,800, Chicago is currently at +800, just slightly ahead of a 12-7 Minnesota Lynx team (+850) that has one of the WNBA's best frontcourt duos in Napheesa Collier and Sylvia Fowles.
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After a lost 2020 season, which saw them finish 2-20 and trade away star Kia Nurse in the offseason, the New York Liberty (10-11) have been up-and-down early in the year.
The reason for optimism? Last year's first-overall pick Sabrina Ionescu. The highly-touted UConn product played all of three games last season before going down with a left ankle sprain, — but she's healthy in 2021 and forms a dynamic duo with Betnijah Laney, who broke out last year with Atlanta (17.2 ppg) but has ramped it up even more in her debut season with New York.
The Liberty opened at +5,000 to win the WNBA title and have already seen their odds slashed to +3,300.
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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