While it may not be fair the majority of all sports gambling pertains to men’s events and women’s professional sports tend to draw very little interest from the gambling world at large. But Candace Parker, a rookie with the WNBA’s LA Sparks could have a very big hand in the way that the gambling public perceives women’s sports, and especially the WNBA sports gambling.
Gambling enthusiasts that follow basketball gambling are surely familiar with the WNBA and its decade-long run as the sister sport to the NBA. While there have been modest gains in the sports gambling profile over that time there has yet to be any real impact player to emerge on the sports gambling scene since the initial stars such as Lisa Leslie or Sheryl Swoopes first took the gambling court.
But Parker is a once in a life-time player, as she is proving to WNBA gambling fans across the country. As if being named the best player in college basketball betting twice wasn’t enough to announce herself to the world of sports gambling, she was taken first overall in the recent WNBA draft. Huge expectations were placed on Parker and many gambling fans never thought she would live up to the hype. That just goes to show how much the so-called gambling ‘experts’ know.
In her debut to WNBA gambling, Parker shattered the scoring mark for a rookie and put together one of the best stat lines in WNBA sports gambling history. She finished the game with 34 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 blocks and a steal. The minute she took the WNBA gambling court she was the best player in the league and she could single-handedly lift the league up to the next level of gambling.
Since her gambling debut she has hardly slowed down. She has dunked several times in the league which will no doubt raise her, and the sports, gambling profile, but much more impressive than that she has dominated her competition and is the hands down front runner the MVP in this still young campaign. Parker is averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks per game. She leads her team in three of those gambling categories, and barring some major incident will become the first rookie to be named the WNBA’s MVP.