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2020 WNBA Championship Odds: Seattle Storm Cut Above The Rest

WNBA Championship Odds August 13 2020 Breanna Stewart drives the lane with an opponent guarding her

Like the NBA, the WNBA is also playing its season and playoffs in a bubble or “wubble,” and through the first half of the regular season, the Seattle Storm look like the team to beat.

The Storm are a dominant 8-1 SU through their first nine games of the shortened season and sit comfortably with +155 odds to win the WNBA championship. The Storm have their MVP, Breanna Stewart, back in the fold and she’s picked up where she left off after missing all of last season with a torn Achilles.

The best basketball betting sites have the Storm as the favorite but don’t discount the Las Vegas Aces or the Los Angeles Sparks, the next two teams on the oddsboard at +425 and +450 respectively.

For reference, each of the league’s 12 teams are playing a 22-game regular-season schedule that began on July 25 and runs until September 12. All games are being played in a bubble at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, with playoffs expected to run from mid-September into October. Dates for playoff games have yet to be finalized.

If you’ve never bet on WNBA basketball before, be sure to check out our How To Bet WNBA guide to get you up to speed.

Here are the betting odds on each team to win the 2020 WNBA championship:

Odds To Win 2020 WNBA Championship
TeamOdds
Seattle Storm+155
Las Vegas Aces+425
Los Angeles Sparks+450
Phoenix Mercury+800
Chicago Sky+900
Minnesota Lynx+1000
Washington Mystics+1000
Connecticut Sun+1200
Indiana Fever+4000
Dallas Wings+6000
Atlanta Dream+8000
New York Liberty+8000

Odds as of August 13 at Bovada

Why The Storm Are The Favorite

Having a dynamic duo in the WNBA is an easy way to get on the fast track to success and it’s hard to find a better pairing in the league than the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird.

Stewart has looked like her Achilles tear hasn’t had much effect on her play as she’s still putting up MVP numbers like 18.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while being a menace in transition.

Back in 2018, when Stewart was fully healthy, the Storm dominated with the best record in the league at 26-8 SU in 34 games and swept the WNBA Finals over Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics. The Storm won’t have to worry about contending with the reigning league MVP this year with Delle Donne injured, even though their only loss so far came to the Mystics, albeit when they didn’t have Bird in the lineup.

The real barometer to see if the Storm are for real and Stewart is fully recovered will be on August 22 when they face the Las Vegas Aces. The Aces have three players averaging double figures in points but may be missing center Liz Cambage more than they let on.

Past WNBA Champions

One of the more fascinating aspects of WNBA basketball is that there isn’t a dominant franchise that would be considered a dynasty. Sure, the Houston Comets claimed the first four championships when the league debuted in 1997 but since then, only one team has won back-to-back championships and that was the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001 and 2002.

The WNBA has seen a new champion crowned in each of the last four seasons, which shows that the futures market may have some great spots for you to jump on and grab a team that could climb the mountain.

For reference, here are the past five WNBA champions and their WNBA Finals opponents:

WNBA Champions - Last Five Years
YearWinnerOpponent
2019Washington MysticsConnecticut Sun
2018Seattle StormWashington Mystics
2017Minnesota LynxLos Angeles Sparks
2016Los Angeles SparksMinnesota Lynx
2015Minnesota LynxIndiana Fever

How To Read WNBA Championship Odds

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

  • Seattle Storm +155
  • Las Vegas Aces +425
  • Los Angeles Sparks +450
  • Phoenix Mercury +800

Since there is no minus sign (-) on any of the options, the team with the lowest odds would be considered the favorite. In this case, it’s the Seattle Storm at +155. Every other team that’s listed is considered an underdog.

If you believe the Storm will win the WNBA championship and you bet $100 and it happens, you would win $255 – your $100 is returned and you would gain $155 in profit.

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