2022 WNBA MVP Odds: Wilson Takes Solo Lead Back

It's not surprising to see former MVPs A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart atop the WNBA MVP odds board. What is surprising, however, is that they are joined by Kelsey Plum — Wilson's teammate... and the biggest breakout of 2022.

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2022 1:05 PM ET Read Time: 5 min
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We're about to hit the home stretch of the 2022 WNBA regular season, with the playoffs just weeks away.

As such, it's a great time to check in on 2022 WNBA MVP odds — a race that will only heat up as the regular season barrels towards a conclusion.

With the Las Vegas Aces currently leading the WNBA Championship odds board, it's no surprise that their star A'ja Wilson also leads the MVP board.

But her lead is far from safe with a challenger lurking — find out who in our latest odds to win the 2022 WNBA MVP.

Odds to win 2022 WNBA MVP award

Player Team Odds to win
A'ja Wilson Las Vegas Aces -105
Breanna Stewart Seattle Storm +105
Kelsey Plum Las Vegas Aces +800
Sabrina Ionescu New York Liberty +2,000
Jonquel Jones Connecticut Sun +2,500
Arike Ogunbowale Dallas Wings +3,000
Candace Parker Chicago Sky +6,000
Elena Delle Donne Washington Mystics +6,000
Jackie Young Las Vegas Aces +6,000
Tina Charles Seattle Storm +10,000
Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles Sparks +10,000
Skylar Diggins-Smith Phoenix Mercury +10,000

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of July 27, 2022.

Favorites to win the WNBA MVP award

A'ja Wilson (-105)

The Las Vegas Aces are the class of the Western Conference at 18-8, have the best WNBA odds to win the championship, and are led by star forward A'ja Wilson.

The 2018 first-overall pick is averaging 19.4 points and a league-co-best 9.7 rebounds per game this season for the Aces, and was selected as one of two captains for the recent All-Star Game — her fourth All-Star appearance in five seasons.

 Wilson — who won the MVP award in 2020 — is also shooting a career-best .497 from the field and has added a 3-pointer to her arsenal, embracing the team-wide approach to the long-ball that has helped Vegas' offense become such a force this season. 

She was instrumental in Vegas' recent Commissioner's Cup win over defending champion Chicago, racking up 17 points, 17 rebounds, and a whopping six blocks.

Breanna Stewart (+105)

Seattle superstar (and 2018 MVP) Breanna Stewart is having another sensational year, averaging a WNBA-leading 21.3 ppg (second-highest mark of her career) for the 18-10 Storm.

Stewart, the other All-Star Game captain (also her fourth career ASG nod), is not just leading the league in scoring — she's doing it while playing the fewest minutes per game of her six-year career.

Seattle has won two WNBA Championships in Stewart's first five years (2018, 2020) and if it looks to make it three-out-of-six, the dynamic forward will most likely be the centerpiece.

Kelsey Plum (+800)

As good as Wilson is, the Aces are the biggest favorites to win it all because of their depth in elite talent, including breakout star Kelsey Plum. 

After averaging just 8.9 ppg through her first three seasons, Plum broke out but averaging 14.8 ppg last year... and has gone to a whole other level in 2022. Her 20.1 ppg is second in the league only to Stewart, also averaging a career-best 2.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game (the latter eighth in the WNBA). 

Also a former first-overall pick (2017), Plum earned her first career All-Star nod this year, as her prowess from beyond the arc (7.7 attempts per game at 41.5%) and ability to dish the rock make her one of the most lethal threats in the league.

While Plum's pace has been torrid, Vegas has lost a bit of its luster atop the league, and her odds have fallen a bit in recent weeks, while Stewart has taken on Wilson in what could be shaping up as a two-woman race.

Understanding WNBA MVP odds

Most sportsbooks will display odds in the American format as listed above.  If a player becomes a very strong favorite, their odds will be listed with a minus (-) sign ahead of the number. 

  • A'ja Wilson -110

The (-) means that Wilson is an odds-on favorite, and a bettor needs to wager $110 to win $100. Other contenders in the MVP race have plus (+) odds to win.

  • Breanna Stewart +300

Here, a bettor stands to profit $300 for a $100 wager on Stewart if she wins the award. 

If American odds aren't your thing, simply use a tool like our odds converter to switch the odds to decimal or fractional format. Most online sportsbooks also give you the option to change the odds format that you see.

WNBA MVP history

A quick look at the last 10 WNBA MVPs, their position, and the team they played for. Elena Delle Donne is the only multiple winner over the last decade, with six players (Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, Lauren Jackson, Cynthia Cooper, Candace Parker, and Delle Donne) ever having won more than one WNBA MVP.

Year Player Team Position
2021 Jonquel Jones Connecticut Forward
2020 A'ja Wilson Las Vegas Forward
2019 Elena Delle Donne Washington Forward
2018 Breanna Stewart Seattle Forward
2017 Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Center
2016 Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles Forward
2015 Elena Delle Donne Chicago Forward
2014 Maya Moore Minnesota Forward
2013 Candace Parker Los Angeles Forward
2012 Tina Charles Connecticut Center


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