Connecticut Sun Favored to Win 2022 WNBA Championship

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  • The Connecticut Sun are the current +350 favorites to win the 2022 WNBA title.
  • Connecticut finished with the league’s best record last season but lost to the Chicago Sky in the semifinal round.
  • The Las Vegas Aces are the second favorites at +375 odds.

With the WNBA’s 2022 season set to begin on May 13th, the best WNBA betting sites have updated their 2022 championship odds boards.

In the latest betting board from BetOnline, the Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces have opened with the shortest odds to win their first-ever WNBA championship this season.

Connecticut Sun No. 1 in WNBA Power Rankings

Although experts agree that there is no obvious betting favorite to win the 2022 WNBA title, the Connecticut Sun opened on top of the ESPN WNBA Power Rankings. They also head to the season as the +350 betting favorites to win it all for the second consecutive year.

The Sun finished with the league’s best regular-season record last season. However, they bowed out in the semifinals for the second straight year, losing 3-1 to the eventual champions Chicago Sky. Connecticut is bringing back its key players from last season Jonquel Jones, DeWanna Bonner, Brionna Jones, and Jasmine Thomas.

Jones had an outstanding 2021 campaign as she averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while winning the 2021 WNBA MVP award. Four out of the five Connecticut starters averaged double-digit scoring and the Sun will have Courtney Williams back after spending the previous two seasons in Atlanta. Williams was a key member of the 2019 Connecticut team which took the Washington Mystics to the five-game distance in the WNBA Finals.

Has Mark Davis Built a Champion With the Aces?

The Las Vegas Aces have the second-shortest odds to win the 2022 WNBA title as expectations are high with new head coach Becky Hammon and new general manager Natalie Williams. The Aces lost Liz Cambag to the Los Angeles Sparks. But even with Cambage gone, the Aces will return six players who averaged double-digit scoring last season, including 2020 MVP A’ja Wilson who averaged 18.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game last season.

Despite winning the 2021 WNBA title, the Chicago Sky only have the third-shortest ods to win again this season at +425 via the BetOnline App. The Sky finished the regular season with a .500 record but picked up their game in the playoffs. No team has repeated as champion since the Sparks in 2001 and 2002 but with 2021 WNBA Finals MVP Candace Parker returning, the Sky have the talent to run it back again.

Breanna Stewart has been the barometer of the Seattle Storm’s success. When Stewart was healthy in 2018 and 2021, they won the WNBA title. But when she missed 2019 with an Achilles injury and last season’s end of the regular season and playoffs with a left foot injury, the Storm lost out on the championship. Sportsbooks are expecting her to make a full return this season by putting the Storm at +450 and the fourth-shortest odds to win the title this season.

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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