The WNBA season is on break until Aug. 15 due to the Olympic Games, but just more than halfway through the 36-game regular season schedule, the Las Vegas Aces (15-6) and Seattle Storm (16-5) are leading the league as expected. Those two Western Conference powers are joined by the surging Minnesota Lynx, who won seven straight games before the break including a thrilling overtime win over the Aces.
The Aces currently have the best odds to win the 2021 WNBA championship at +220, while the Storm are nearly even with odds set at +230, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Connecticut Sun are next with the best record in the Eastern Conference and odds of +600. The Sun have beaten the Aces twice this season and lost to the Storm on the road in overtime.
The Aces and Storm met in the WNBA Finals last year and Seattle prevailed with a series sweep.
During the WNBA season break, three players from the Seattle Storm are playing for team USA in the Olympics - guards Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd, and forward/center Breanna Stewart.
The Aces Olympians include guard Chelsea Gray and forward A'ja Wilson. The Lynx players on the women's Olympic team include guard/forward Napheesa Collier and center Sylvia Fowles.
The Phoenix Mercury also have three women playing on the USA Olympic team, guards Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi, and center Brittney Griner. Two Washington Mystics women complete the USA Olympic team with guard Ariel Atkins and center Tina Charles.
The 25th anniversary season of the WNBA resumes Aug. 15 and the regular season concludes Sept. 19.
Here's a look at FanDuel Sportsbook's updated 2021 WNBA Championship odds list.
2021 WNBA Championship Odds
1. Las Vegas Aces (+220)
2. Seattle Storm (+230)
3. Connecticut Sun (+600)
4. Minnesota Lynx (+750)
5. Chicago Sky (+1200)
6. Washington Mystics (+1500)
7. Phoenix Mercury (+2000)
8. Dallas Wings (+3000)
9. New York Liberty (+5500)
10. Atlanta Dream (+10000)
11. Los Angeles Sparks (+10000)
12. Indiana Fever (+25000)
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