Last year the Seattle Storm became the sensation of WNBA betting by winning the championship in dominant fashion. However, the celebration was short lived as superstar and WNBA Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart was lost for the entire 2019 season. Stewart suffered an Achilles tendon injury playing in Europe and is not expected back until 2020. As a result of the champions losing their best player the 2019 title race was blown wide open. There are four top tier favorites that the betting public is focused on. In the same way this season reflects the parity of the WNBA.
The Washington Mystics are the WNBA betting favorite at 5/4 to win the championship. Following are the Connecticut Sun 5/2, Las Vegas Aces 4/1, and Los Angeles Sparks 5/1. The Phoenix Mercury are 25/1 with the Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky at 60/1. Long shots start at 100/1 with the Minnesota Lynx. New York Liberty is an even bigger dog at 250/1. Then come the Indiana Fever 1000/1, Dallas Wings 2000/1, and Atlanta Dream 5000/1.
Washington is an offshore betting favorite to win the title based in large part for their making the finals in 2018. Despite the fact that the Mystics were swept 3-0 to Seattle dynamics have changed. With Stewart out with injury betting perceptions have been completely flipped. To begin with Washington won 16 out of their first 23 games. The Mystics boasted the top ranked offense in the league. Elena Delle Donne was the top scorer with 19 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Kristi Toliver is a key playmaker with 13 points and six assists per outing.
Also leading the Eastern Conference with Washington were the Connecticut Sun. Connecticut won 16 of their 23 games to start the year. Jonquel Jones led the Sun with 15.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Connecticut was a more balanced team than the Mystics. To show the Sun ranked fifth for both scoring offense and defense. Connecticut lost 13 of their 23 games against the WNBA betting odds. Last year the Sun finished 21-13 finishing third in the Eastern Conference. They lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Phoenix Mercury.
Las Vegas Aces
Yet another strong offensive team are the Las Vegas Aces. Vegas won 15 of their first 24 games. But the Aces got the money only nine times. Las Vegas ranked third in the WNBA for scoring offense and sixth for points allowed. Namely the dynamic duo of Liz Cambage and Aja Wilson are coming up Aces. Cambage was averaging 15.5 points and eight rebounds per game. Wilson was averaging 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per tilt. Las Vegas has shown marked improvement after a 14-20 season in 2018.
Los Angeles Sparks
At the beginning of the season was an impressive 14-8 record for Los Angeles. LA got the money in 12 of those 22 games. The Sparks were fighting with Las Vegas for the top spot in the Western Conference. Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks with 16.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Additionally, Chelsea Gray pumped in 13 points and 5.8 assists per matchup. In 2018 Los Angeles lost in the second round of the playoffs to Washington. LA finished with a record of 19-15.