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WNBA MVP Odds 2024

Last Updated: May 20, 2024

Another WNBA season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be the most exciting yet. The league has reached new heights since we saw the Las Vegas Aces defeat the New York Liberty in last year’s Finals, and there’s a slew of new fans ready to get in on the action.

While the WNBA Rookie of the Year race may already be a foregone conclusion, the MVP race is anybody’s game. Breanna Stewart took home the award last year — her fifth-straight top-three finish — but she’ll have to navigate a crowded pack if she wants to repeat.

Here are the latest WNBA MVP betting odds for the 2024 season.

WNBA MVP 2024 Betting Odds

WNBA betting odds are current as of Friday, May 10.

  • A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces (+120)
  • Breanna Stewart, New York Liberty (+550)
  • Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun (+1000)
  • Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever (+1200)
  • Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm (+2000)
  • Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury (+2500)
  • Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty (+3000)
  • Nneka Ogwumike, Seattle Storm (+3000)
  • Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx (+3500)
  • Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces (+3500)

All other WNBA MVP candidates have (+4000) odds or longer.

2024 WNBA MVP Best Bet

Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun (+1000)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

These are incredible odds to get on last year’s MVP runner-up. Thomas received the most first-place votes but finished seven points shy of Stewart, ultimately falling just short of winning her first MVP award.

Thomas made huge strides with the Sun this past season, notching career-high marks in points (15.5), rebounds (9.9), and assists (7.9) per game. She also logged six triple-doubles in the regular season, establishing herself as the league’s all-time leader in the category.

The return of two-time All-Star Brionna Jones will cut into Thomas’ usage, but nonetheless, she looks poised for another monstrous season. If she keeps recording triple-doubles and maintaining her stellar play on the defensive end of the floor, she’ll be a mainstay in the MVP conversation all year.

At (+1000), Thomas is the best value bet you can make today. Don’t hesitate to make this your WNBA bet of the day.

2024 WNBA MVP Favorites

A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces (+120)

DraftKings Sportsbook

Wilson is the best player in the WNBA. She could realistically win MVP for each remaining year of her prime and no one would bat an eye. However, as we’ve come to find out, award voting doesn’t typically work that way.

Part of the problem with being the league’s best player is that fans, coaches, and media alike continuously set the bar higher and higher. As the face of the W’s active dynasty, you can understand why Wilson is expected to dominate the competition on any given night.

Wilson will likely deserve to be this year’s MVP, and there’s a good chance she’ll win it after narrowly missing out in 2023. However, at (+120), there’s not much margin for error.

Ultimately, it may come down to how motivated Wilson is to claim the trophy, and something tells me she has her eyes set on adding another championship ring to her hand.

Breanna Stewart, New York Liberty (+550)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 Units

Stewart earned MVP honors for the second time this past season, which also happened to be her first in New York. The 29-year-old averaged career-high marks in points (23.0) and assists (3.8) per game, and she ranked inside the top three in the league in total points, rebounds, and blocks.

Perhaps most impressive about Stewie’s 2023 campaign was her ability to step in and immediately lead her new team to one of the most dominant seasons in league history. The Liberty won 32 games with an 80% win-loss rate, both of which were franchise records.

Stewie will almost always be a threat to win MVP given her high-level ability on both ends of the floor. She’s a perennial All-WNBA and All-Defensive First-Teamer, and she also appeared in all 40 games in 2023.

Considering her reputation around the league, she’s likely due for another top-three finish. At (+550), that’s worth the gamble.

2024 WNBA MVP Contenders

Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever (+1200)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.25 Units

Only one rookie has ever won WNBA MVP in the same year — Candace Parker in 2008 — meaning Caitlin Clark will likely have a tough road ahead if she’s to pull off the feat in Year 1. Let’s not rule it out entirely, though.

The Fever went 13-27 in 2023, and Clark’s presence is projected to turn Indiana into a playoff contender and potential WNBA Finals sleeper. Should this squad reach its ceiling, Clark is bound to receive plenty of credit.

Clark would have to exceed her already extremely lofty expectations to have a real shot at winning MVP, but she’s as talented as they come, and she’ll certainly have fan support behind her. The Fever have a sneaky-good roster around her, too.

At (+1200), there probably isn’t much harm in throwing a smaller wager on Clark’s MVP campaign.

Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm (+2000)

DraftKings Sportsbook

Entering her 10th WNBA season, Jewell Loyd stands out as one of the game’s most lethal scorers. The Gold Mamba averaged a league-high 24.7 points per game this past season and has been named to the All-Star team every year since 2018.

With that said, Loyd’s career year was only good enough to land her at No. 7 in the MVP vote in 2023. The Storm also added Skylar Diggins-Smith and Nneka Ogwumike in the offseason, so any progress Seattle makes this year won’t be attributed to Loyd alone.

It’s hard to envision Loyd averaging 25 a game again in 2024, so she’ll have trouble standing out from the other front-runners. To put it simply, I don’t see a path for her to win this one.

2024 WNBA MVP Sleepers

Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury (+2500)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.1 Units

Brittney Griner is no stranger to the WNBA MVP conversation. The 33-year-old has never won the coveted award, but she’s finished among the top five in voting four times, with the most recent occurrence in 2021.

Phoenix looks poised for a bounce-back season, too, after going an ugly 9-31 in 2023. The Mercury added a veteran guard and staunch defender in Natasha Cloud and a terrific playmaker in Kahleah Copper, both of whom are WNBA champions.

Griner remains the best player on this roster, and the opportunity is there for her to lead the comeback. My only worry is Copper and Diana Taurasi stealing some of her spotlight, but at (+2500), I’m cool with a sprinkle.

Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx (+3500)

DraftKings Sportsbook

The Lynx are another team due for a breakout year, and Napheesa Collier is a big reason why. The 27-year-old UConn product finished fourth in the WNBA MVP vote this past year after averaging a career-high 21.5 points per game.

That alone makes this look like a strong value at (+3500), and I could certainly see Collier and Minnesota making an early-season push up the standings. If you intend to bet on her, now is probably the best time to do so.

With that said, this is a particularly crowded MVP race, and the Lynx may have a tough time getting recognition if they have a so-so start to the year. We may still be a year too early for Collier’s campaign.

Author

Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is the Lead NBA Editor for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided. He graduated from Ball State University in 2021.

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