We’re just about at the midway point of the 2022 WNBA season, with the All-Star Break set for this weekend.
This also gives us a good time to look at the 2022 WNBA MVP odds — a race that will only heat up as the regular season barrels towards a conclusion.
With the Las Vegas Aces currently leading the WNBA Championship odds board, it’s no surprise that their star A’ja Wilson also leads the MVP board.
Who else is on Wilson’s tail? Find out in our latest odds to win the 2022 WNBA MVP.
|Player||Team||Odds to win|
|A’ja Wilson||Las Vegas Aces||-110|
|Breanna Stewart||Seattle Storm||+300|
|Kelsey Plum||Las Vegas Aces||+600|
|Sabrina Ionescu||New York Liberty||+1,500|
|Jonquel Jones||Connecticut Sun||+1,800|
|Candace Parker||Chicago Sky||+2,000|
|Arike Ogunbowale||Dallas Wings||+2,000|
|Jackie Young||Las Vegas Aces||+3,000|
|Elena Delle Donne||Washington Mystics||+4,000|
|Tina Charles||Seattle Storm||+4,000|
|Skylar Diggins-Smith||Phoenix Mercury||+5,000|
|Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles Sparks||+5,000|
|Alyssa Thomas||Connecticut Sun||+8,000|
|Chelsea Gray||Las Vegas Aces||+8,000|
|Courtney Vandersloot||Chicago Sky||+10,000|
|Jewell Loyd||Seattle Storm||+10,000|
|Diana Taurasi||Phoenix Mercury||+10,000|
|Sylvia Fowles||Minnesota Lynx||+10,000|
|Kelsey Mitchell||Indiana Fever||+10,000|
|Rhyne Howard||Atlanta Dream||+10,000|
|Ariel Atkins||Washington Mystics||+15,000|
|Liz Cambage||Los Angeles Sparks||+20,000|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of July 4, 2022.
Favorites to win the WNBA MVP award
A’ja Wilson (-110)
The Las Vegas Aces are the class of the Western Conference at 15-6, have the best WNBA odds to win the championship, and are led by star forward A’ja Wilson.
The 2018 first-overall pick is averaging 18 points and a league-best (and career-high) 10.1 rebounds per game this season for the Aces, and was selected as one of two captains for the upcoming All-Star Game — her fourth All-Star appearance in five seasons.
Despite scoring below her career 18.8 ppg average, Wilson — who won the MVP Award in 2020 — is shooting a career-best .486 from the field and has added a 3-pointer to her arsenal, shooting 2.2 triples per game at a respectable 34.8% clip.
Breanna Stewart (+300)
Seattle superstar (and 2018 MVP) Breanna Stewart is having another sensational year, averaging 21.3 ppg (second-highest mark of her career) for the 13-8 Storm.
Stewart, the other captain of the upcoming All-Star Game (also her fourth career ASG nod), is not just leading the WNBA in scoring — but she’s doing it while playing the second-lowest minutes per game of her six-year career.
The No. 1-overall pick from 2016 is hitting a career-high two triples per game and getting the easy points, averaging better than six free throws per game and leading the WNBA with 118 attempts this season.
Seattle has won two WNBA Championships in Stewart’s first five years (2018, 2020) and if it looks to make it three-out-of-five, the dynamic forward will most likely be the centerpiece.
Kelsey Plum (+600)
As good as A’ja Wilson is, the Aces are the biggest favorites to win it all because of their depth in terms of elite talent, including breakout star Kelsey Plum.
After averaging just 8.9 ppg through her first three seasons, Plum broke out but averaging 14.8 ppg last year… and has gone to a whole other level in 2022. Her 20 ppg is second in the league only to Stewart, while she is also averaging a career-best 3.0 rebounds per game and 5.7 assists per game (sixth in the WNBA).
Also a former first-overall pick (2017), Plum earned her first career All-Star nod this year, as her prowess from beyond the arc (7.7 attempts per game at 42.2%) and ability to dish the rock, makes her one of the most lethal threats in the league.
If Plum continues to score at a torrid pace — and Las Vegas continues to be the class of the league — she may even overtake Stewart and her teammate Wilson to nab the MVP honors.
Understanding WNBA MVP odds
Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above. If a player becomes a very strong favorite, their odds will be listed with a minus (-) sign ahead of the number.
The (-) means that Wilson is an odds-on favorite, and a bettor needs to wager $110 to win $100. Other contenders in the MVP race have plus (+) odds to win.
Here, a bettor stands to profit $300 for a $100 wager on Stewart if she wins the award.
If American odds aren’t your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.
WNBA MVP history
A quick look at the last 10 WNBA MVPs, their position, and the team they played for. Elena Delle Donne is the only multiple winner over the last decade, with six players (Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, Lauren Jackson, Cynthia Cooper, Candace Parker, and Delle Donne) ever having won more than one WNBA MVP.
|2020||A’ja Wilson||Las Vegas||Forward|
|2019||Elene Delle Donne||Washington||Forward|
|2016||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles||Forward|
|2015||Elena Delle Donne||Chicago||Forward|
|2013||Candace Parker||Los Angeles||Forward|