WNBA Future Odds
WNBA futures betting provides sports fans with odds on predicting a team to win a season long competition or a specific sports event. You are ultimately predicting and betting on an outcome that will happen in the future, hence the term futures picks. Futures are also known as an outright bet, a season-long pick or ante-post bet.
Futures picks can be placed months or even years in advance of the competition end date and US sportsbooks will sometimes offer very high odds on a WBNA futures pick. If you’re someone that’s patient enough to place a long-term wager and are happy to shop around to find the best futures odds, then placing a WNBA futures bet is probably for you.
Predicting the future
Typical WNBA futures odds markets include:
- WNBA Finals – picking a team to win the overall WNBA Championship
- WNBA Conference champions – predicting the winner of the East or West conference
- WNBA All-Star Game – betting on the game between the best WNBA players
- WNBA MVP - picking the best player of the year (Most Valuable Player)
Betting on US Women’s Basketball
You can bet on futures for pretty much all sports and women’s international basketball is no exception. US sportsbooks will offer odds on FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup futures and also cover the biggest stage with summer Olympic basketball futures markets.
Futures bets for international sports are very popular across America, national pride is in play which encourages casual bettors to place bets on their nation and there’s always an appetite to place an Olympics futures bet since it only comes round every four years.
Future bets for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup found online at US sportsbooks will include things like qualification to the tournament, picking group winners and betting on the FIBA World Cup winner. When betting on the summer Olympics, you could bet on the American basketball team winning a gold medal.
Picking WNBA winners
Betting on WNBA futures gives you a sweat for the entire tournament and can be extremely rewarding if you find good odds, but what do you need to look at when making your picks? As soon as the WNBA odds lines are posted, you should be researching every single team and looking for good value. Looking at the strength and depth of each team, making notes of any new signings, assessing coaches and checking recent records. Research is always main when making any sports bets, but with future picks you need to think about the long-game and predict things that could happen in the future.
The WNBA futures market is available throughout the season and you can bet on an outright winner right up until the final game of the season. Which means the odds will also move during the season based results and you can make an informed pick once you have studied what’s been going on.
You might like the chances of a team to win the WNBA finals, but don’t want to place a bet at the start of the season because expect them to start slowly – a key player might be injured or the team starts with a tough run of fixtures, so your strategy might be to monitor them closely and place a bet once the odds drift in your favor.
Previous WNBA Finals winners
2019 Washington Mystics
2018 Seattle Storm
2017 Minnesota Lynx
2016 Los Angeles Sparks[c]
2015 Minnesota Lynx
2014 Phoenix Mercury
2013 Minnesota Lynx
2012 Indiana Fever
2011 Minnesota Lynx
2010 Seattle Storm
2009 Phoenix Mercury
2008 Detroit Shock
2007 Phoenix Mercury
2006 Detroit Shock
2005 Sacramento Monarchs
2004 Seattle Storm
2003 Detroit Shock
2002 Los Angeles Sparks
2001 Los Angeles Sparks
2000 Houston Comets
1999 Houston Comets
1998 Houston Comets
1998 Houston Comets
Number of WNBA Final wins
5: Houston Comets
4: Minnesota Lynx
3: Detroit Shock, LA Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm
1: Indiana Fever, Sacramento Monarchs, Washington Mystics