WNBA Future Odds

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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

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