Last Updated: 2019-09-09
The playoff field is set, so time for another check of the odds to win the 2019 WNBA championship and to the surprise of nobody, the Washington Mystics are overwhelming favorites to walk away with the crown and deservedly so. The Mystics have easily been the best team in the league this season when fully healthy.
Here are the current odds as of Sept. 9 at 5Dimes
The Mystics are now at even money, which all things considered probably isn’t all that bad. They should be favored by close to double-digits over anybody in the league at home and would likely be small underdogs or pretty close to even on the road in the semifinals and finals, where they have home court advantage.
Don’t read too much into the last two games for Connecticut, as the Sun pretty much packed it in after the Mystics claimed the regular season title. It began in the second half of their game against Chicago after the Washington score was final and the Sun can beat anybody at home, but take a step backward when they take to the road.
Las Vegas +517
The Aces are still getting a fair amount of respect here and have lower odds than Los Angeles despite finishing lower than the Sparks in the standings. Liz Cambage has a few days to rest and recover from a minor injury, but she looked fine in limited duty against Phoenix.
Los Angeles +615
The Sparks are the final team that is given a legitimate chance to win the title and they’re another team who can take care of business at home, but you have to wonder about their ability to steal a win on the road.
The Mercury come limping into the playoffs and didn’t look good in the process, so a bit surprising to see them here with lower odds than Chicago, who host Phoenix on Wednesday in the opening round of the playoffs. The Mercury have more experience than Chicago and are 6-0 in single-game elimination playoff games.
Chicago had a chance to get the No. 4 spot and a first-round bye, but couldn’t quite get there in what has been an impressive season for a team that wasn’t expected to do much this year. They have some nice young talent and have a bright future.
Minnesota wasn’t expected to do much this season in a rebuilding year, but the team battled hard and reached the playoffs. The Lynx could be better next season when everybody’s back, but hard to see them get past the second round.
The Storm exceeded expectations this year after losing a couple of their better players and host Minnesota in the first round of the playoffs. But much like Minnesota, it will be hard for them to get past Las Vegas on Sunday if they knock off the Lynx on Wednesday.
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