Chicago Sky 2024 Betting Preview: Futures Odds & Prediction

min read
LSU's Angel Reese, left, poses for a photo with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected seventh overall by the Chicago Sky during the first round of the WNBA basketball draft on Monday, April 15, 2024, in New York.
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm May 09, 2024, 4:20 PM
  • The Chicago Sky went 18-22 last year before focusing on a rebuild this offseason.
  • Chicago's win total is 11.5 in 2024.

The Chicago Sky won a title as recently as 2021, but those aren’t the expectations entering the new WNBA season.

Chicago is a long shot to win the championship or even make the playoffs via the latest odds at the online sportsbook.

Sky Futures Odds

Win total: 11.5
To make playoffs: +350
To miss playoffs: -450
Championship odds: +4000

The Sky were the last team to win a championship before the superteam era. They went 16-16 in the regular season before getting hot at the right time in the playoffs.

But those days are long gone, so more teams are rebuilding or forming their superteam. 

After last year’s 18-22 campaign, Chicago chose the former, opting to trade away Kahleah Copper to the Phoenix Mercury.

The Sky haven’t won fewer than 12 games in a season since their first year in the league in 2006, when they went 5-29. Bettors need to pay -120 vig to take under 11.5 wins this year.

Sky 2024 Betting Prediction

Prediction: Chicago Sky Under 11.5 Wins (-120)

The Sky selected talented former SEC foes Kamilla Cardoso and Angel Reese in the first round of this year’s WNBA Draft. 

But I’m skeptical of how well they will mesh together on the court since they offer similar strengths and weaknesses.

With Cardoso sidelined to start the year, Reese will get a chance to make the first impression. 

Still, teams relying on so much youth will struggle to compete in a top-heavy league.

In my preseason WNBA power rankings, I rated the Sky as the worst team, and if that’s true, I don’t see them cracking double-digit wins.

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

Sky Season-by-Season Records

YearRecordPlayoffs Result
202318-22Lost First Round
202226-10Lost Semis
202116-16Won Finals
202012-10Lost First Round
201920-14Lost Second Round
201813-21Missed Playoffs
201712-22Missed Playoffs
201618-16Lost Semis
201521-13Lost Eastern Conference Semis
201415-19Lost Finals

Visit the sportsbook today for updated WNBA odds. With live betting, parlays, prop bets, and more, there’s nonstop excitement for basketball fans.

If you don’t have a BetMGM account, check your eligibility for the sportsbook welcome bonus, one of many sportsbook promos for new and existing customers.

BetMGM First Bet Offer $1,500
About the Author

Shane Jackson

Read More @Sjacksonmgm

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.