Chicago Sky Now Betting Favorites to win 2021 WNBA title

Chicago Sky Vs Phoenix Mercury

    • The Chicago Sky are the new +140 betting favorites to win the 2021 WNBA title.
    • Chicago is currently listed at -140 to win the series while Phoenix is at at +115
    • The Sky are the -169 odds on favorite to win Game 4 in Chicago

The Chicago Sky are now the odds on favorite to win the 2021 WNBA title after beating the Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 of the 2021 WNBA Finals.

According to BetMGM, the Sky are now the -140 betting favorite to win their first-ever WNBA title while the Mercury are now the +115 betting underdogs after opening as the -125 odds on favorite to win the title series.

One Win Away From Their First WNBA Championship

With their victory on Friday night, Chicago took a 2-1 series lead and are now just one win away from winning their first WNBA championship and becoming the 10th franchise to win the WNBA title. The Sky left no doubt in Game 3 as they dominated the Mercury from start to finish en route to an 86-50 win, in the most lopsided WNBA championship game ever.

Every player on the Chicago side scored in Game 3 with Kahleah Cooper leading the way with 22 points. Courtney Vandersloot had 10 assists to pass Sue Bird for the most double-digit games in WNBA playoff history with 10. Vandersloot has also recorded a WNBA postseason record of 87 assists this season.

The Chicago defense shut down Brittney Griner to only four first half points on 1-8 shooting after she torched the Sky for 29 points during the Mercury’s overtime win in Game 2. Diana Taurasi was also held down to only five points on 5-10 shooting. Griner finished the game with 16 points but was unable to lead Phoenix to a second consecutive victory.

Chicago Can Clinch Championship on Sunday

With the Game 3 win, the Sky can now clinch their first WNBA title on Sunday. Game 4 of the 2021 WNBA Finals is set for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Sky’s Wintrust Arena. As of this writing, only online sportsbook 22Bet has opened the betting lines for Game 4 and they currently have the Sky as the -169 betting favorite to win the game and clinch the title.

The Sky played their best game of the season in perhaps the most crucial game of the series. Game 3 was the first WNBA title game in Chicago since the Sky made it to the WNBA championship round in 2014.

Meanwhile, the Mercury are currently listed at +128 for Game 3. Phoenix was just a three-point betting underdog in Game 3 but they ended up losing by 36 points, the largest margin of defeat ever seen in the history of the WNBA Finals. Given that they scored only 50 points in Game 3, it is expected that Griner and Taurasi are going to bounce back with a strong offensive performance to help extend the series to a deciding Game 5 in Phoenix.

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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