With the last day of the 2021 WNMA season approaching, it’s a good time to take a look at the updated odds on teams who will be on the hunt for the 2021 WNBA Championship.
At the start of the season, which kicked off in May, the top two teams from the 2020 season, the Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces were the favorites to take the title. The Storm swept the Aces in three games in 2020 behind the work of Finals MVP Breanna Stewart. Stewart was also the Finals MVP in 2018 when the Storm swept the Washington Mystics to claim their fourth title in four trips to the championship finals (2004, 2010, 2081, 2020).
Las Vegas and Seattle currently have the second and third-best records in the WNBA regular season behind the Connecticut Sun. The two preseason favorites still have the best WNBA betting odds to win the title in 2021, but Connecticut, who were a +1000 underdog at the start of the season, has climbed into contention on the strength of their regular-season showing.
2021 WNBA Championship Odds
A POSSIBLE REMATCH?
Seattle (+275) swept Las Vegas (+225) in the 2020 WNBA Finals, but the Las Vegas squad were without center Liz Cambage (COVID opt out), 2017 No. 1 overall pick Kelsey Plum (Achilles), and two-time Sixth Woman of the Year Dearica Hamby (knee injury).
Cambage is the Aces’ No. 2 scorer this season behind A’ja Wilson. Cambage has been averaging nearly 15 points per game. Plum is one spot behind Cambage at close to 13 PPG and Hamby has been contributing almost 12 points per game.
Stewart has been Seattle’s top player this season. She is among the top-five in the league in scoring at over 20 points per game.
THE SUN SHINE
The Connecticut Sun finished the 2020 season in the NO. 7 spot in the standings. The team’s record was 10-12 in the shortened season. Connecticut has made a huge jump in 2021. They are currently the top team in the league. They have been especially good at home, where they have only lost one game in 2021.
The Sun is being led by Jonquel Jones, who has averaged over 20 points per game this season. The 27-year-old is having a breakout season for the Sun. Her previous best PPG was 15.4 PPG during the 2017 WNBA season. Jones is the No. 3 ranked player in WNBA scoring this season.
The Sun, Aces, and Storm have all clinched playoff spots. The other team that has secured a playoff berth are the Phoenix Mercury, who are listed at +1800 to win the 2021 WNBA title. The Minnesota Lynx are in the running for a playoff spot as well. The Lynx are listed at +525 to win the 2021 championship.
The 2021 WNBA season ends on September 19. The first round of the playoffs begins on September 23 and the 2021 WNBA champion will be crowned no later than October 19.
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