The 2022 WNBA Championship brings Numerous Betting Choices

2022 WNBA Championship SBG Odds Overview
January 4th, 2022 Online Wagering, WNBA Betting Odds

Last year the Chicago Sky was a surprise winner with the WNBA betting odds. Chicago shockingly won the 2021 WNBA championship.  It was the first title in franchise history.  Chicago was the 6-seed entering the 2021 NBA Playoffs but prevailed.  Consider that the Sky was the first team in WNBA history to reach the WNBA Finals with a .500 or worse record.  Gamblers had loaded up on the Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces in the futures market.  However, the Sky showed there are no locks in the WNBA.

2022 WNBA Futures

2022 WNBA Championship Odds

Connecticut Sun+350
Las Vegas Aces+375
Chicago Sky+425
Phoenix Mercury+450
Seattle Storm+500
Minnesota Lynx+800
Washington Mystics+1800
New York Liberty+3300
Dallas Wings+5000
Los Angeles Sparks+5000
Atlanta Dream +6000
Indiana Fever +8000

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Dates:  WNBA Championship to be determined on October 15, 2022

2022 WNBA Championship SBG Odds Overview

At the onset, gamblers are not totally on board with Chicago to repeat in 2022.  The Sky’s online wagering upset has not made for many converts.  Especially with so many good teams in the league.  As we look ahead to 2022, there are plenty of realistic alternatives to Chicago for the championship.  First is the Connecticut Sun.  Connecticut posted the best record in the WNBA for 2021.  But they were upset by Chicago in the playoffs.  In a similar way, Las Vegas was upset by 4th place Phoenix in the West.

A clear difference can be seen in the WNBA from other sports.  Chicago’s championship is the ultimate proof of parity in the WNBA.  But the fact remains that some clubs are stronger than the Sky in the long run.

Connecticut Sun +350

In 2021 the Connecticut Sun finished 26-6 straight up, 22-10 against the spread, and 11-21 under the total.  First in the WNBA for the scoring defense was the key to the success of Connecticut.  But an offense ranked 8th for scoring proved problematic in the 2021 WNBA Playoffs.  Of course, gamblers were thrilled with Connecticut’s profit margin in the regular season.  All of which made the playoff failure more difficult to take.

Namely, Jonquel Jones is the star of the Sun.  She was the 2021 WNBA MVP and is a 3-time All-Star.  Jones led the Sun with 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.  Meanwhile, head coach Curt Miller has a career record of 190-111 for a .597-win percentage.  Miller was named WNBA Coach of the Year for the second time in his career last season.
<h3vstyle=”font-size: 16px;”>Las Vegas Aces +375

On the whole, the Las Vegas Aces have become one of the strongest franchises in the WNBA.  In 2021 Las Vegas finished 24-8 straight up, 16-15-1 against the WNBA lines, and 19-13 over the total.  The first in the scoring offense was the Aces calling card.  But Las Vegas finished 5th in the WNBA for points allowed.  The defensive lapses allowed opponents to sneak through the back door far too often.

To be exact, head coach Bill Laimbeer is one of the WNBA’s elite coaches.  His career record is 306-215 with three WNBA titles.  In 2020 Laimbeer led Las Vegas to the WNBA Finals.  In 2019 and 2021, he put the Aces in the WNBA semifinals.  Also, Laimbeer is a 2-time WNBA Coach of the Year awardee