The WNBA 2017 Season is almost upon us, and I’ll be returning with WNBA Tips for an 11th season.
If you’ve been following these tips you’ll know in terms of quantity etc I’ve really dropped off since the early days. I mean in 2009 I had 162 tips and in 2014 I had um…10. Yeah.
A lot of it was due to the lines not being as soft and it wasn’t as appealing to me. However I did well last season even without caring too much – I went 22-11 for 66.7% win ratio which is ridiculous.
That got me motivated again so I spent large parts of the off-season getting reacquainted with the WNBA and getting ready for the new season. My betting system is better than ever – I hope – and the WNBA Tips will return on a daily basis very soon.
In the meantime I wanted to have a quick look at some WNBA Futures Odds. I couldn’t find anywhere for Americans to bet it, so these odds are taken from Bovada. if I see somewhere where Americans can bet the WNBA Championship I’ll update this.
Here are the odds:
WNBA Championship Winners Odds:
LA Sparks: +240
Minnesota Lynx: +300
Washington Mystics: +550
New York Liberty: +550
Phoenix Mercury: +850
Seattle Storm: +1100
Indiana Fever: +1600
Connecticut Sun: +2200
Atlanta Dream: +2500
Dallas Wings: +2800
San Antonio Stars: +3500
Chicago Sky: +3500
So the LA Sparks are favourited to repeat however it’s no surprise that the Minnesota Lynx are in there. That franchise has been involved in 5 of the last 6 WNBA Finals with 3 victories in that time span.
WNBA Championship Betting Tips:
To be honest I’m not a fan of locking money up on something so risky for such a long period of time – I mean the odds aren’t that great and you never know what injuries are going to occur.
However if I was to pick one team it’d be the Washington Mystics.
I mean I like the Lynx. However I do feel the Mystics represent value.
Studying the offseason I felt they had the best move in picking up Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver.
These are two massive pickups. Delle Donne is an exceptional player and probably the best in the WNBA. The Mystics have improved a lot with these two pickups. Toliver has the experience with the Sparks and can help this team.
I know a lot of people will look to back the Lynx but I don’t like the lack of big movement during the off-season. I feel you need to freshen things up and that’s going to hurt them.
The Mystics are a team who have really said during the off-season “we’re going for it”. They’re the only current franchise with an actual finals appearance and they clearly want to change that.
I love everything they’ve did during the off-season and that’s who I will be backing.
You can bet the WNBA Championship at Bovada.