Breanna Stewart favored in our 2023 WNBA MVP odds and picks

2023 WNBA MVP Odds: Breanna Stewart Favored With New Start In Brooklyn

The first-ever 40-game season of the WNBA regular season is about to tip off. With an extra four games, there's even more opportunity to showcase skill. 

On their way to winning the championship, Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson also picked up the award. The 26-year-old averaged 19.5 PPG and 9.4 rebounds per game. 

Wilson stays near the top of the oddsboard ahead of season but is not quite the favorite. 

Who Will Win The 2023 WNBA MVP?

Odds to Win the 2023 WNBA MVP
Breanna Stewart+250
A'ja Wilson+320
Elena Delle Donne+680
Kelsey Plum+820
Sabrina Ionescu +870
Brittney Griner+1600
Alyssa Thomas +3200
Rhyne Howard+3800
Nneka Ogwumike+4000
Jonquel Jones+4300
Skylar Diggin-Smith+4300

Odds as of May 18

Why Is Breanna Stewart Favored To Win WNBA MVP?

Stewart made headlines during the offseason after signing as a free agent with the New York Liberty. She joined Jonquel Jones, the 2021 MVP, and Courtney Vandersloot, who led the league in assists from 2017 to 2021. Big things are coming to Brooklyn

Not to mention, the 28-year-old led the league in points last year, dropping 741 across 34 games. Which was a 15-point lead over Aces' Kelsey Plum, who played a full season.

The former UConn Huskies product averaged a whopping 27 PPG and 9.5 rebounds per game throughout the playoffs in 2022. 

All this to say, she's continuously one of the best and with fresh, top-notch teammates helping her out on the court, I expect her stats to inflate even more. 

Value Pick: A’ja Wilson (+320)

A’ja Wilson was at the forefront of Las Vegas's success. Since being drafted by the Aces in 2018, Wilson has been steady and last year she had her best season with the team, shooting a career-high 50.1 percent from the field.

The University of South Carolina product is currently favored to win her third Most Valuable Player award. She won the MVP award back in 2020 when she averaged 20.5 points per game and led her team to the No. 1 spot at the end of the 36-game slate.

Last season, she stayed consistent with those numbers by averaging 19.5 PPG, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. But, she didn't have two-time MVP Candace Parker to help her out.

I'm thinking this year looks like clear and stiff competition behind the Liberty and Aces. With Wilson entering her sixth year in the league, she'll continue to be the face of women's basketball. But, if New York's group takes off, it might be snagged from her. We'll see once the season is underway. 

Last 10 wNBA MVP Winners

WNBA MVP Winners in last Decade
2022A'ja Wilson (Las Vegas)
2021Jonquel Jones (Connecticut)
2020A'ja Wilson (Las Vegas)
2019Elena Delle Donne (Washington)
2018Breanna Stewart (Seattle)
2017Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota)
2016Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles)
2015Elena Delle Donne (Chicago)
2014Maya Moore (Minnesota)
2013Candace Parker (Los Angeles)

How To Read WNBA MVP Odds

At an online sportsbook that would list WNBA MVP odds, they would look similar to this:

  • A’ja Wilson -200
  • Breanna Stewart +200
  • Kelsey Plum +1400

The minus sign (-) indicates who the odds consider the favorite. In this case, it’s the Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson at -200. Every other player who’s listed is considered an underdog.

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