A’ja Wilson Solidifies MVP Odds With Strong July 2022 Performance

Aja Wilson The Odds WNBA

  • A’ja Wilson’s MVP odds have moved from +160 to -200 with a dominant month of July.
  • Wilson has Per 75 averages of 28.3 points, 11 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.6 steals, and 2 blocks during the month of July.
  • Seattle’s Breanna Stewart has the second-best odds to win the 2022 WNBA MVP award at +200 odds with no other player having odds shorter than +1400.

Las Vegas Aces superstar A’ja Wilson has seen her league-leading MVP odds improve this month.

Wilson was the +160 2022 WNBA betting favorite at the best basketball sportsbooks earlier this month but after a strong performance, Wilson is now an even bigger -200 betting favorite to win her second MVP award.

On Another Level

Wilson was named last week’s Western Conference Player of the Week winner, marking the fourth time this season that she’s won the award. For the month of July, Wilson has per 75 averages of 28.3 points, 11 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.6 steals, and 2 blocks per game while shooting 54% from the field, 45.5% from three-point range, and 83.9% from the free throw line.

Prior to Sunday’s blowout win against the Indiana Fever where the Aces led from start to finish in an easy 25-point win, Wilson scored 20+ points in eight consecutive regular games, the longest such streak in Ace franchise history, besting the previous mark of 6-consecutive games set by her coach Becky Hammon. Wilson averaged 23.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game on 54% shooting during that 6-2 stretch for the Aces.

Wilson also had a monster game during the Commissioner’s Cup Championship, in which the Aces won 93-83 against the Chicago Sky. While it was Chelsea Gray who won MVP honors and Kelsey Plum who led the team with 24 points, Wilson dominated the game from both sides of the floor with 17 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocked shots. That performance was only the second 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 blocks performance in the WNBA this season. The other one? By A’ja Wilson too.

Stewart Sends Storm to Playoffs

Next on the odds board at +200 is Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart who made four free throws in the final 12 seconds to seal the win for the Storm during their July 30 game against the Washington Mystics. The win clinched a 7th consecutive playoff appearance for Seattle which currently trails Las Vegas by 3.5 games for the top spot in the Western Conference.

Stewart is the WNBA scoring leader at 21.0 points per game while also averaging 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per game this season. Just recently, Stewart and Tina Charles joined Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker (2008) as the only pair of teammates in WNBA history to put up 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks in the same game.

Wilson’s Aces teammate and 2022 WNBA All-Star Game MVP Kelsey Plum is next in the MVP odds board but at a distant +1400. Meanwhile, New York Liberty superstar Sabrina Ionescu is fourth at +2000 odds. Ionescu became the 4th player in WNBA history to record at least 16 assists, doing so on Sunday. 2021 MVP winner Jonquel Jones and Skylar Diggins-Smith are both listed at +4000 while Elena Delle Donne completes the latest betting board at +8000 odds.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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