Indiana Fever 2024 Betting Preview: Futures Odds & Prediction

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Iowa's Caitlin Clark, left, poses for a photo with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert, right, after being selected first overall by the Indiana Fever during the first round of the WNBA basketball draft, Monday, April 15, 2024, in New York.
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm May 10, 2024, 3:54 PM
  • Indiana selected Caitlin Clark with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft.
  • Clark is a -750 favorite to win Rookie of the Year.

After drafting Caitlin Clark with the No. 1 overall pick, the Indiana Fever should be one of the more exciting teams in the WNBA during the 2024 season.

But will that excitement lead to better results after a 13-27 campaign in 2023?

The latest odds at the online sportsbook expect a solid jump for the Fever this season.

Fever Futures Odds

Win total: 19.5
To make playoffs: -300
To miss playoffs: +240
Championship odds: +1800

The Fever are -300 favorites to make the playoffs, which they haven’t done since a first-round exit in 2017.

Indiana is fifth in championship odds at +1800. The franchise won its lone title in 2012.

Clark is also a contender in multiple awards markets. She is a -750 favorite in the latest WNBA Rookie of the Year odds and third in WNBA MVP odds with a +1000 value.

Fever 2024 Betting Prediction

Prediction: Caitlin Clark to win Rookie of the Year (-750)

I’m not recommending anyone place a -750 bet, but the Rookie of the Year award is Clark’s to lose this season.

That’s what history tells us, anyway.

Of the last 16 winners for this award, 11 were selected No. 1 overall in their respective drafts.

Clark was the slam-dunk pick at No. 1 this year after becoming the NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer in both men’s and women’s basketball. She was a two-time National Player of the Year for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Fever ranked sixth in the league last year in offensive rating and points per game.

Clark now gets the keys to the offense and will record plenty of counting stats in the process.

2023 WNBA Standings

TeamFinal record
Las Vegas Aces34-6
New York Liberty32-8
Connecticut Sun27-13
Dallas Wings22-18
Atlanta Dream19-21
Minnesota Lynx19-21
Washington Mystics19-21
Chicago Sky18-22
Los Angeles Sparks17-23
Indiana Fever13-27
Seattle Storm11-29
Phoenix Mercury9-31

Fever Season-by-Season Records

YearRecordPlayoffs Result
202313-27Missed Playoffs
20225-31Missed Playoffs
20216-26Missed Playoffs
20206-16Missed Playoffs
201913-21Missed Playoffs
20186-28Missed Playoffs
20179-25Missed Playoffs
201617-17Lost First Round
201520-14Lost Finals
201416-18Lost Conference Finals

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Shane Jackson

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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.