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WNBA Rookie of the Year Odds 2024: Caitlin Clark Has Not Won Yet

Written by: Travis Pulver
Fact-checked by: James Whitelock
Published June 10, 2024
10 min read
  • Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark opened as a heavy favorite to win the award this season

  • Her odds at FanDuel on April 25, 2024, gave her an 87.5% chance of winning (-700)

  • One of Clark’s teammates, Aaliyah Boston, was the unanimous winner last season

With roughly 25% of the 2024 WNBA season in the books, this year’s rookie class has had a chance to make an impression on ROY voters and bettors alike.

No. 1 picks often get a leg up on the competition because of their draft position, and six of the last ten winners were taken first in the draft. In the 26 seasons the award has been given, 14 were the first players selected in the draft, and 25 winners were inside the first six picks.

Crystal Dangerfield, the No. 16 pick in the 2020 Draft, is the one outlier and the only winner not taken in the first round of the draft. So, while history certainly favors Caitlin Clark, it also shows us that we do not want to overlook anyone else just yet.

WNBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Here are the odds for the 11 players listed at Caesars Sportsbook. To place a bet, click on the words ‘Bet Here’ located below the player’s odds. Bettors new to Caesars can claim a $1,000 First Bet by signing up for a new account using our promo code WSN1000.

PlayerOdds
Caitlin Clark-750
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Cameron Brink+700
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Angel Reese+1100
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Rickea Jackson+2500
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Aliyah Edwards+5000
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Kamilla Cardoso+5000
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Alissa Pili+6500
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Jacy Sheldon+7500
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Leila Lacan+7500
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Marquesha Davis+10000
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Nyadiew Puoch+10000
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2024 WNBA Rookie of the Year Predictions

WNBA Rookie of the Year Predictions and Favorites to Win

Signs pointed to Caitlin Clark winning Rookie of the Year honors before the Indiana Fever selected her with the No. 1 pick in the 2024 Draft. With her record-setting college career and the national acclaim she enjoyed in her final season at Iowa, she was at the forefront of voters' minds before she was even in the WNBA.

Being selected with the No.1 pick gives her a leg up historically, but she still has to earn the award. While she has generated some decent stat lines, her team is struggling to compete. It is an individual award, of course, so the Fever's struggles should have no bearing on her eligibility.

But it is hard to ignore when other rookies are thriving on more competitive teams. Let's take a look at Caitlin Clark and some of the other top contenders:

Caitlin Clark, guard, Indiana Fever (-750 at Caesars)

  • No. 1 pick in the 2024 Draft

  • 15.6 ppg, 5.1 RPG, 6.4 APG, 29.7% 3FG (through 11 games)

Clark would lead the Fever to the playoffs in a perfect world by hitting bomb after bomb from behind the arc. Of course, we are not in such a world; the Fever are off to a 2-9 start, and Clark has the lowest three-point percentage among rookies, averaging one attempt per game.

However, while her struggles have been front-page sports news, she is still having a good season. She leads all rookies in several statistical categories (i.e., points, defensive rebounds, assists, etc.). But she also leads all rookies in turnovers with 5.4 per game.

Bet on Caitlin Clark (-750) at Caesars 

Cameron Brink, forward, Los Angeles Sparks (+700 at Caesars)

  • No. 2 pick in the 2024 Draft

  • 8 ppg, 5.4 RPG, 2.6 BPG, 44.8% FG (through eight games)

Brink does not have the kind of stat line that screams "award-worthy," but that is because it is much harder to quantify a player's defensive contributions. She is averaging 2.6 blocks per game, tied for second in the league (and first amongst rookies).

It would certainly help her case if she scored more, but she needs to be on the court to do that. Brink often gets into foul trouble, resulting in more time on the bench and off the court. But if she were to start playing closer to 33 minutes per game like Clark, her stat line might do more than scream she's worthy.

Bet on Cameron Brink (+700) at Caesars 

Angel Reese, forward, Chicago Sky (+1100 at Caesars)

  • No. 7 pick in the 2024 Draft

  • 10.9 ppg, 9 RPG, 1.9 APG, 33.8% FG (through seven games)

Reese has received more media attention for things other than her game, which is a shame because she is arguably having the most complete season among rookies this year. She's had her struggles on the court as she adjusts to the WNBA, which is not uncommon.

She is the only rookie close to averaging a double-double (10.9 points and nine rebounds per game). With 1.9 turnovers per game, she is tied for second lowest among rookies, averaging over 20 minutes per game.

However, she also has the lowest field goal percentage among rookies playing 20+ minutes. Since she is averaging the second most attempts a game (ten to 13 for Clark), that results in quite a few misses—which turns voters away quickly.

Bet on Angel Reese (+1100) at Caesars 

Rickea Jackson, forward, Los Angeles Sparks (+2500 at Caesars)

  • No. 4 pick in the 2024 Draft

  • 9.1 ppg, 3 RPG, 46.7% FG (through eight games)

Jackson is off to a solid start, but it will be hard for her to get noticed when she is third in scoring for a team with a 2-7 record. That could change if she plays more (23.1 minutes per game). It would also help if Jackson could start sharing the ball more (.4 assists per game).

Bet on Rickea Jackson (+2500) at Caesars 

WNBA Rookie of the Year Winner - My Pick

Angel Reese +1100 at Caesars Sportsbook

Caitlin Clark will probably win. But there is no value in betting on her at -750 (which would require you to risk $750 to win $100). She is playing well enough to remain at the forefront of the ROY conversation, but if someone were to come on strong…

Angel Reese has the best chance to do just that. She is already playing a solid game and will likely improve as the season progresses. Now that Kamilla Cardoso is healthy and playing, defenses will need to game plan for her, which could free Reese up to make more plays.

Cameron Brink is already getting a lot of attention for her defense. If she can make a few more baskets….

If you like rolling the dice on long shots, give Kamilla Cardoso some thought. At her odds (+5000), it may be worth skipping your morning latte and bagel a couple of times to put some money on her.

Bet on Angel Reese (+1100) at Caesars 

WNBA Rookie of the Year History

The WNBA has named a player the WNBA Rookie of the Year each season since 1998. A panel of writers selects the winner by casting a vote for first (worth five points), second (three points), and third (one point). Whoever has the highest point total wins, regardless of how many first-place votes they receive.

Candace Parker is the only player to win Rookie of the Year honors and MVP in the same season. Minnesota holds the mark for most winners with five.

The following is a list of WNBA Rookie of the Year winners:

SeasonPlayerTeamDraft Position
1998Tracy ReidCharlotte Sting7
1999Chamique HoldsclawWashington Mystics1
2000Betty LennoxMinnesota Lynx6
2001Jackie StilesPortland Fire4
2002Tamika CatchingsIndiana Fever3
2003Cheryl FordDetroit Shock3
2004Diana TaurasiPhoenix Mercury1
2005Temeka JohnsonWashington Mystics6
2006Seimone AugustusMinnesota Lynx1
2007Armintie PriceChicago Sky3
2008Candace ParkerLos Angeles Sparks1
2009Angel McCoughtryAtlanta Dream1
2010Tina CharlesConnecticut Sun1
2011Maya MooreMinnesota Lynx1
2012Nneka OgwumikeLos Angeles Sparks1
2013Elena Delle DonneChicago Sky2
2014Chiney OgwumikeConnecticut Sun1
2015Jewell LoydSeattle Storm1
2016Breanna StewartSeattle Storm1
2017Allisha GrayDallas Wings4
2018A'ja WilsonLas Vegas Aces1
2019Napheesa CollierMinnesota Lynx6
2020Crystal DangerfieldMinnesota Lynx16 (second round)
2021Michaela OnyenwereNew York Liberty6
2022Rhyne HowardAtlanta Dream1
2023Aliyah BostonIndiana Fever1

How to Read WNBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Rookie of the Year is a futures market with odds listed as three-digit numbers with a + or – sign in front. When the odds are plus-money odds, the number is how much bettors win if they risk $100. But for odds that are minus money, the number is how much bettors need to risk to win $100.

For example:

  • If Cameron Brink were to go on to win, bettors that put $100 down on her at +700 will receive an $800 payout, the stake plus $700 in winnings.

  • If Caitlin Clark goes on to win, bettors would need to risk $750 for an $850 payout, the stake plus $100 in winnings.

Bettors don't need to risk $100, of course. To see how much you can win with any stake, check out our odds calculator.

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