Caitlin Clark favored in our wnba rookie of the year odds

2024 WNBA Rookie Of The Year: Clark Heavily Favored, Are Expectations Too High?

To top off a year filled with accolades, Caitlin Clark is the heavy preseason favorite to win the WNBA Rookie Of The Year.

Luckily for Clark, 14 first-overall picks have gone on to win the Rookie Of The Year since 1997.

Twelve teams will begin their battle to win the championship, and the worst of the previous season hope their selections from the stacked 2024 draft class can help bring them there. 

Who is favored to win the 2024 wNBA Rookie of the year?

Odds to Win the 2024 WNBA Rookie Of The year
Caitlin Clark (Indiana)-800
Cameron Brink (Los Angeles)+1400
Angel Reese (Chicago)+3000
Rickea Jackson (Los Angeles)+3500
Kamilla Cardoso (Chicago)+3500
Aaliyah Edwards (Washington)+3500
Alissa Pili (Minnesota)+7000
Nyadiew Puoch (Atlanta)+25000
Marquesha Davis (New York)+25000
Leila Lacan (Connecticut)+25000

Odds as of May 8

Caitlin Clark's chances are a no-brainer

It's been the year of Caitlin Clark. The first-overall pick has been the face of college basketball, winning back-to-back Naismith Awards, and now all eyes are on her as she makes her professional debut. 

Sharing the court with teammate Aliyah Boston, last year's ROY, Clark has boosted Indiana's win total to 21.5 (+100). To put that into perspective, the Fever had just 13 wins last season.

After breaking the all-time WNCAAB scoring record, expectations are high for the Iowa native. In her preseason debut, where she played a large part in selling out College Park Center, the 22-year-old dropped 21 points and a trio of three-pointers. 

But is all this attention setting Clark up for failure? All are expecting her to storm into the league and be a top player. If there's no grace for an adjustment period and Clark doesn't record elite stats, does that drop affect her chances? This oddsboard isn't an even playing field.

Value pick: cameron brink (+1400)

As soon as Brink steps on the court, she's noticeable. At 6-foot-4, protecting her basket comes naturally. Fresh off her Naismith Defensive Player of the Year win, Brink recorded 424 career blocks (14th in NCAA history) in her collegiate career. 

The 22-year-old will need to feel secure in her role, recording a mere 11 points, three rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes of playing time in her preseason debut. Still, her physicality and college success give me plenty of hope for her WNBA career. 

Last 10 wNBA Rookie of the year winners

winners of WNBA Rookie of the year last decade
2023Aliyah Boston (Indiana)
2022Rhyne Howard (Atlanta)
2021Michaela Onyenwere (New York)
2020Crystal Dangerfield (Minnesota)
2019Napheesa Collier (Minnesota)
2018A'ja Wilson (Las Vegas)
2017Allisha Gray (Dallas)
2016Breanna Stewart (Seattle)
2015Jewell Loyd (Seattle)
2014Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut)

How To Read WNBA Rookie Of The Year Odds

Online sportsbooks will list WNBA Rookie Of The Year odds to look would look similar to this:

  • Caitlin Clark -800
  • Cameron Brink +1400
  • Angel Reese +3000

The minus sign (-) indicates who the odds consider the favorite. In this case, it’s the Indiana Fevers Caitlin Clark at -800. Every other player who’s listed is considered an underdog.

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