Seattle Storm Lead WNBA Future Odds
May 09, 2011
The Storm (+250) won the WNBA title last season in a sweep and they will be solid again this season led by last season’s MVP Lauren Jackson.
Swin Cash and Sue Bird are great complimentary team players and Seattle is one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the league. Repeating will not be easy since the Western Conference is stacked this season and the WNBA future odds at Bodog reflect this reality.
The Dream (+500) were swept in the finals last season, but just getting that far was a surprise since they were the 4th seed. Angel McCoughtry was third in the league in scoring and G/F Iziane Castro Marques had a breakout season averaging 16.9 ppg.
They have a good young core of players and they now have a ton of confidence heading into the season.
The Sparks (+750) were swept out of the playoffs in the first round last season and Tina Thompson (16.6 ppg last season) and DeLisha Milton-Jones (15.5 ppg last season) are the team leaders.
The playoffs showed L.A. must play good defense since they are not a high scoring team. Jantel Lavender may have been the steal of the draft with the fifth pick and she is a solid post player that was the Big 10 Player of the Year four times.
The Lynx (+750) missed out on making the playoffs last season, but they got the number one pick in the draft taking Maya Moore from UCONN. She has a lot of high expectations and she will need to score right away, as last season Seimone Augustus was the only Minnesota player that ranked in the top 20 in scoring in the league.
Amber Harris was the fourth pick of the draft and she averaged 18 ppg and 10 rpg in her last season at Xavier.
The Mercury (+750) lost in the conference finals last season and they will be a run and gun team again with last season’s league scoring leader Diana Tauras, Penny Taylor, and Candice Dupree. The Mercury have to play better defense this season, especially if they make the playoffs.
The Mystics were the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, but were swept in the first round by Atlanta. Washington wins with their defense and their offense is led by Crystal Langhorne (16.3 ppg last season) and Monique Currie (14.1 ppg last season).
The Mystics lost to Atlanta in the playoffs last season because they played bad defense and they have to step up on D this season to win the title since they will not score a ton of points.
Here are the odds at Bodog as of May 9th to who will win the WNBA title.
Seattle Storm +250
Atlanta Dream +500
Los Angeles Sparks +750
Minnesota Lynx +750
Phoenix Mercury +750
Washington Mystics +800
Connecticut Sun +900
Chicago Sky +1000
New York Liberty +1000
Indiana Fever +1000
San Antonio Silver Stars +1000
Tulsa Shock +1500