Last Updated: 2019-08-13
What was seen as a two-horse race at the All-Star break in late July has tightened up a little bit and Connecticut and Los Angeles have seen their odds take a drop, turning it into a four-team battle.
Here are the current odds as of August 13 at 5Dimes.
The Mystics moved from +170 to +195 in the latest odds and the Mystics still deserve to be the favorite. They now own the best record in the league and several of the team’s losses can be attributed to the absence of Elena Delle-Donne, who should capture the MVP award, as the Mystics are a different team when she’s not in the line-up.
Las Vegas +330
The Aces are moving the wrong way and went from +290 to +330 over the past two weeks and are now in fourth place in the league standings. Las Vegas has the pieces but hasn’t been able to put it together, but have been playing without A’ja Wilson and will for a while longer.
The Sun have dropped their last two games, but still have seen an odds drop over the past two weeks and are in second place in the overall league standings behind the Mystics.
Los Angeles +560
A five-game winning streak has seen the Sparks move from +825 to +560, as they’ve moved a few percentage points in front of the Aces for third place in the league standings, both 1.5 games behind Washington. It was expected to Sparks would do better in the second half of the season due to playing five more road games than they did home games. Their last four victories have all come at home.
The Storm continue to play well despite their injury problems and you have to give the team credit for battling each night when it would have been easy to pack it in. Seattle took a big odds drop from +2600 two weeks ago to +1460.
The Mercury saw another increase in their odds, as they simply haven’t been very good without Diana Turasi, who has missed all but one game.
A pretty big move in the odds for Minnesota, who was +4600 a few weeks ago. The Lynx didn’t really do a whole lot to see such an odds drop, going 4-6 in their last 10, so a bit of a surprise.
The Sky continues to play well and is in fifth place in the standings. Not sure if they’re ready to make any noise in the playoffs, but they are a team on the upswing.
The Fever made a bit of a move, climbing up from having the highest odds of any team two weeks ago to having the best odds out of any of the teams outside of the playoff picture at the moment.
New York +9540
The Liberty have lost five in a row and are three games out of the playoffs right now, but still managed to see a small climb in the odds, having been 160-to-1 at the All-Star break.
Dallas finally picked-up a victory on the road and now have seven wins on the season, which was enough to move them back in front of Atlanta, which isn’t saying a whole lot.
The Dream have the worst record in the league and you can’t argue about them being here.
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