WNBA MVP Odds 2024: A’ja Wilson Opens as Betting Favorite

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Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson (22) looks on against the Seattle Storm during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 20, 2023, in Seattle.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm May 09, 2024, 5:09 PM
  • A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces is favored to win WNBA MVP.
  • New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart won the award in 2023.

After a compelling three-player race for the 2023 WNBA MVP award, Las Vegas Aces superstar A’ja Wilson is the betting favorite at the online sportsbook to win this year’s award.

In the table below, you can find the latest basketball odds heading into the 2024 season:

Odds to Win 2024 WNBA MVP

PlayerTeamMVP Odds
A’ja WilsonLas Vegas Aces+120
Breanna StewartNew York Liberty+550
Caitlin ClarkIndiana Fever+1000
Alyssa ThomasConnecticut Sun+1100
Brittney GrinerPhoenix Mercury+1600
Jewell Loyd Seattle Storm+1800
Sabrina IonescuNew York Liberty+1800
Kelsey PlumLas Vegas Aces+2500
Arike OgunbowaleDallas Wings+3000
Nneka OgwumikeSeattle Storm+3000

WNBA MVP Odds: A’ja Wilson is Betting Favorite

Wilson is the clear preseason favorite with +120 odds to win her third award. That gives her an implied probability of 45.45% of claiming the trophy.

That might seem like too much respect before a single game has been played, but there is some context to why she’s such an overwhelming favorite.

This award has typically gone to the best player on the best team, at least until last year. 

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart became the first person to win the award without playing for the best regular-season team since 2016. The Liberty finished second to the Aces.

Wilson finished third in last year’s MVP voting behind Stewart and Alyssa Thomas of the Connecticut Sun. In addition to the impressive team record, Wilson averaged 22.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, and 1.6 assists per game.

Voters realized they made a mistake by putting Wilson third, especially after watching her lead the Aces to a second straight title. She’s the best player in the league, as highlighted in my WNBA player rankings, and deserves to be the betting favorite.

Can Caitlin Clark Win MVP in Rookie Season?

Caitlin Clark hasn’t played a single regular-season minute in the WNBA yet, but she’s already the league’s biggest story.

Clark was drafted No. 1 overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 WNBA Draft following a historic collegiate campaign with Iowa. Clark is the NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer in both men’s and women’s basketball and was a two-time national player of the year with the Hawkeyes.

As a result, Clark enters the 2024 WNBA season with the third-best odds to win the MVP award at +1000. She actually moved from +1200 to +1000 after her preseason debut.

Candace Parker is the only player to win MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season. She accomplished the feat in 2008 as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks.

List of Recent WNBA MVP Winners

YearPlayer
2023Breanna Stewart
2022A’ja Wilson
2021Jonquel Jones
2020A’ja Wilson
2019Elena Delle Donne
2018Breanna Stewart
2017Sylvia Fowles
2016Nneka Ogwumike
2015Elena Delle Donne
2014Maya Moore

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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.