Unlike NBA betting sites, WNBA Future Bets require a bit more digging. Thanks to Bovada sportsbook, however, there are still some prime choices even during the middle weeks of August. After all, business slows down in August until college football starts. What do you know? The WNBA “favorite” still happens to be a Vegas team. Will we keep picking Las Vegas or will Chicago repeat and crash the party?
|WNBA Outrights 2022/23 Championship|
|Las Vegas Aces||+175||+175|
|New York Liberty||+4000||+3500|
The Las Vegas Aces found their way back to the top seed in the WNBA. Yes, the WNBA team has been one of the great storyline early in 2022. That was clear in their start, where Las Vegas won nine of their first ten games. They were a great WNBA Future Bets pick then and remain now against all odds. Why? Let’s take a look below at what happened.
Now, the Aces have struggled a bit from their daunting 9-1 beginning to 2022. Bumps in the road and the season took some toll on the Vegas team. They went 7-7 during the middle stretch of the season. At the All-Star Break, it looked like the Chicago Sky might run away with the top seed again. Even with four games left in the regular season, it appeared that Las Vegas might have to settle for second overall in the regular season.
So, the Las Vegas Aces exude their confidence from their coach. There is little doubt that Becky Hammon has Vegas playing a high-tempo style that tires teams out. The argument came that it did fatigue her team some during the season. Behind Kelsey Plum, Chelsea Gray, and A’ja Wilson, this team is born to run and press. Can this Las Vegas team be the first to deliver a professional sports title to “Sin City”?
Therefore, WNBA Future Bets focuses on the postseason question. Can Las Vegas pull the title off or will it be the defending champion, Chicago Sky? Could Seattle or Connecticut steal the trophy? Naturally, here at VegasBetting, our WNBA choices are below.
Granted, the Las Vegas WNBA Future Bets had better value a few weeks ago. One never truly can underestimate the Chicago Sky, Seattle Storm, and Connecticut Sun. However, the books started to relax their praise of the Aces when they were 16-8. At one point, the Aces were coming up more like Deuces at around +250 to +300. Thankfully, they are not in the EVEN to +125 range anymore. That is great for all bettors – whether from Vegas or elsewhere.
Now, can Las Vegas keep the momentum rolling in the second season? The strangest thing for the first round at least, is that the Aces are the only team being picked unanimously to advance. They play the Phoenix Mercury who went 15-21 and held on for dear life to make the playoffs. Losing six out of ten games did not help, but the Mercury needed losses from Minnesota and Atlanta just to see the second season.
Las Vegas runs a transition offense that could be vital in a deep playoff run. With players finding form and depth fully healthy, that has to be quite a matchup nightmare for the opposition. There is a nice way of saying this Aces team may have a game that tires out teams in the playoffs. Kelsey Plum keeps evolving her game which has led to the growth of A’ja Wilson’s as well.
Finally, Hammond masterfully pulls the strings on a team that can score in bunches. They scored 109 to close out Seattle in their final regulars season game. Honestly, home-court advantage for Vegas is one of the league’s best but they also went 13-5 on the road. Therefore, from a win and loss standpoint, the Las Vegas championship pick remains a safe choice for WNBA Futures Bets.
The WNBA Future Bets asks the betting world this. Could the Chicago Sky repeat as champions? They won the title last year. Sure, the Sky started off a bit slow but wound up 26-10 and the same record as the Las Vegas Aces. Now, the Aces carried the tiebreaker advantage, pushing the Sky to the second seed. The Sky have also won 15 of their 18 games against the East — like the Aces did in the West against arguably tougher opposition.
Again, Chicago has backed off from their season-best value of +300 but +250 is still more than solid for a team capable of winning again. Through the shifts of the season, ten games ago Chicago was a co-favorite. The Sky average 86.3 points per game. They possess six players, all averaging double figures per game. Led by Candice Parker, Emma Vandersloot, and Kahleah Copper, Chicago is dangerous.
Yes, with a rested team that has no starters averaging more than 29 minutes a night, the Sky are ready to take their last dance and make it a memorable one.
For the WNBA Final Futures Bets, picking the Chicago Sky at +250 is wise. In some cases, it may just be the “trendy wager” at this point in time.
Could any other teams like the Connecticut Sun (+400) and Seattle Storm (+600) surprise? They are two teams to keep on the radar. Connecticut may have a better shot stacking up better against Chicago.
Bovada has more in store for August. Now, bet on any sport from the FedEx Cup Playoffs and La Vuelta. A bettor possesses many options — even including some UFC online betting sites too.
Finally, there are MLB Vegas odds you can wager on, including big New York clashes in Atlanta and Philadelphia.
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