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2023 WNBA Championship Odds & Predictions: New York and Las Vegas Lead the Way

  • Last year's champions, the Las Vegas Aces, are the favorite to win the 2023 WNBA title.
  • The 2022 runner-up Connecticut Sun failed to crack the top five.
  • After finishing tenth in 2022, the Atlanta Dream are fifth in odds to win the WNBA title in 2023.

The offseason is over, rosters are finalized, and the 2023 WNBA will tip off on Friday, May 19, 2023! After a stellar regular season campaign, the Las Vegas Aces won the 2022 WNBA Championship by defeating the Connecticut Sun 3-1 in the WNBA Finals.

Las Vegas enters the 2023 WNBA season as the favorite to win the title once again, especially after acquiring two-time WNBA MVP and two-time NBA Champion Candace Parker. The New York Liberty won't be denied, though, as they put together a tremendous offseason performance to reinforce their roster and boost them to second favorite for the WNBA title.

In what is set to be one of the most exciting WNBA seasons of all time, WSN is your go-to source for the best WNBA picks, previews, and predictions!

2023 WNBA Championship Odds

Odds taken from FanDuel Sportsbook

Las Vegas Aces+115
New York Liberty+125
Washington Mystics+1400
Phoenix Mercury+2500
Atlanta Dream+3800

2023 WNBA Championship Pick

  • New York Liberty to win 2023 WNBA Championship (+125)

While the Las Vegas Aces have quality and tenure on their side, every team in the WNBA hadn't seen an acquisition of talent like the New York Liberty in 2023, much like when their borough-neighbors, the Brooklyn Nets formed a super team, the New York Liberty now boasts four MVP-worthy talents. 

In a league with no room for error, the Liberty has the depth and talent to overcome any threat in the WNBA.



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2023 WNBA Championship Odds

Who is the Favorite to Win the 2023 WNBA Championship?

Las Vegas Aces (+115)

2022 WNBA season statistics

TeamRecordOff RtgDef RtgPacePTS Leader3PM/3P% LeaderREB LeaderAST LeaderBLK LeaderSTL Leader
LVA26-10111.9 (1st of 12)104.0 (6th of 12)80.6 (1st of 12)K. Plum (20.2)K. Plum (3.1)/ J. Young (.431)A. Wilson (9.4)C. Gray (6.1)A. Wilson (1.9)C. Gray (1.4)

Head Coach: Becky Hammon

Key Players: A'Ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, Candace Parker

After a tremendous 2022 WNBA season culminating in a championship for the Aces, general manager Natalie Williams, and head coach Becky Hammon dove into improving their squads.

Owning the top offense of the 2022 WNBA season, the Las Vegas Aces decided to add eventual hall-of-Famer, two-time MVP, and two-time WNBA Champion Candace Parker to their roster. Already one of the league's most dangerous three-point shooting teams, Parker adds an inside-outside threat to its already stacked roster.

The Aces will still be led by 2022 WNBA MVP A'ja Wilson and second-runner-up Kelsey Plum. However, their newfound depth and talent join a returning core that already dominated the WNBA offensively. A repeat is a realistic possibility for the Aces.

Who are the 2023 WNBA Championship Contenders?

New York Liberty (+125)

2022 WNBA season statistics

TeamRecordOff RtgDef RtgPacePTS Leader3PM/3P% LeaderREB LeaderAST LeaderBLK LeaderSTL Leader
NYL16-20101.1 (9th of 12)104.1 (7th of 12)77.9 (10th of 12)79.6 (9th of 12)S. Ionescu (2.3)/H. Xu (.444)N. Howard (7.3)S. Ionescu (6.3)R. Allen, N. Howard (1.0)N. Howard (1.3)

Head Coach: Sandy Brondello

Key Players: Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones, Courtney Vandersloot

The New York Liberty pulled off one of the most incredible off-season performances after a disappointing 2022 campaign. Reinvigorated by acquiring three of the WNBA's top performers, the Liberty suddenly leaped from mediocrity to championship contenders.

Through the 2022 WNBA season, the Liberty were average across the board despite the efforts of guard Sabrina Ionescu. Cue the offseason, general manager Jonathan Kolb and head coach Sandy Brondello brought three of last year's MVP-worthy players to Brooklyn Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones, and Courtney Vandersloot.

The Liberty boasts the most star power seen on a WNBA roster in recent memory. There's no guarantee that their roster will immediately succeed, but you certainly can't count out a team that walks out four of last year's top 12 MVP candidates.

WNBA Championships by Team

TeamTitles WonYears Won
Minnesota Lynx42011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Houston Comets41997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Seattle Storm42004, 2010, 2018, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks32001, 2002, 2016
Detroit Shock32003, 2006, 2008
Phoenix Mercury32007, 2009, 2014
Indiana Fever12012
Sacramento Monarchs12005
Washington Mystics12019
Chicago Sky12021
Las Vegas Aces12022

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WNBA Championship FAQs

Who Won the 2022 WNBA Championship?

The Las Vegas Aces won the 2022 WNBA Championship, defeating the Connecticut Sun 3-1 in the Finals.

When Does the WNBA Season Start?

The WNBA season will begin on May 19, 2023.

How Many Teams Are in the WNBA?

There are 12 teams in the WNBA as of 2023.

Which Team Has Won the Most WNBA Championships?

The Houston Comets, Minnesota Lynx, and Seattle Storm have won the most WNBA Championships, with four each.

When are the 2023 WNBA Playoffs?

The 2023 WNBA Playoffs are scheduled to begin on September 13, 2023.

How Many Teams Qualify for the WNBA Playoffs?

Eight of the WNBA's 12 teams qualify for the playoffs. The regular season determines the seeding of the teams.

What is the WNBA Playoff Format?

The WNBA Playoffs use an eight-team bracket. Each round uses a different hosting schedule.First Round: Best of three, 2-1.Semi-Finals: Best of five, 2-2-1.Finals: Best of five, 2-2-1.

When are the 2023 WNBA Finals?

There is no scheduled date for the WNBA Finals, but the last possible date is set for October 20, 2023.

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