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WNBA Betting Odds & Women's Basketball Betting Tips

The WNBA – Women's National Basketball Association – is a professional basketball league for women based in the United States.

The NBA officially sanctioned the league at the start of the 1996/97 season, and it started with just eight teams.

Inspired by a breathtaking campaign by Cynthia Cooper, the Houston Comets won the first-ever WNBA title in 1997. They would go on to win the next three titles, dominating the league in each of its first four seasons before the franchise folded in 2008.

In recent years, Seattle Storm has been the team to beat, winning the championship in 2018 and 2020, adding to their 2004 and 2010 triumphs.

Whether you're a basketball fan or a casual sports bettor, read on to learn how to bet on the WNBA at Stake.com and discover how you can live stream basketball action for free on our online live streaming platform.

Major WNBA Games & Tournaments

Much like the men's NBA, the WNBA features a regular and post-season season. The post-season is the business end of proceedings as the playoffs get underway.

The WNBA finals bring the season to a close in a best-of-five series format between the two playoff semi-final winners.

The WNBA Commissioner's Cup is also held throughout the regular season, while the WNBA All-Star Game has been held since 1999.

You can bet on all regular season and post-season WNBA games at Stake.com.

WNBA Teams & Players

There are currently twelve WNBA teams – six in the Eastern Conference and six in the Western Conference as follows:

Eastern Conference

  • Atlanta Dream

  • Chicago Sky

  • Connecticut Sun

  • Indiana Fever

  • New York Liberty

  • Washington Mystics

Western Conference

  • Dallas Wings

  • Las Vegas Aces (Current champions)

  • Los Angeles Sparks

  • Minnesota Lynx

  • Phoenix Mercury

  • Seattle Storm

The Las Vegas Aces (formerly the San Antonio Stars) are the current WNBA Champions after their triumph in the 2022 season.

The most successful teams in WNBA history are the Houston Comets (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000), Minnesota Lynx (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017) and Seattle Storm (2004, 2010, 2018, and 2020), with four titles apiece.

As for players, the Storm's Breanna Stewart is perhaps the pick of the current crop of WNBA stars. The forward had two brilliant seasons in 2020 and 2021 for the Storm, though an untimely injury hampered her progress in 2022.

Jonquel Jones of Connecticut, A'ja Wilson of Las Vegas, and Sylvia Fowles of Minnesota are all WNBA star performers. Wilson was named the 2022 MVP for her leading role in the Las Vegas Aces' title-winning season.

Types of Bets for WNBA

Now that you know a little bit about the history of the league and the leading teams and players, let's take a look at some of the different WNBA bets you can place on basketball games throughout the season:

  • Moneyline /Winner (Inc. Overtime) - this is a bet on a team to win a specific WNBA fixture and is perhaps the easiest way to bet on women's basketball.

  • Handicap (Inc. Overtime) - a bet on a team to win a fixture. However, the favourite has a points handicap they must overcome for your bet to win.

  • Total (Inc. Overtime) - a bet on the total number of points you think will be scored in an NBA match ( over/under the points line set).

  • Winning Margin – a wager on the number of points that you think a team will win a fixture by.

  • Will there be Overtime – a self-explanatory basketball bet on whether or not you think a period of overtime will be played.

  • Quarters/Half - proposition bets you can place on the action in a specific quarter or half (e.g. which team will win the first quarter).

  • Player Props – player prop bets are wagers you can place based on individual player performance on the court (e.g., the highest point-scoring player or the most rebounds). Learn more about the different basketball player props you can place here.

Betting Tips & Strategies for Successful WNBA Betting

If you're new to sports betting, here are some top tips that will help you as you place bets on the WNBA action throughout the season:

  • Always research and look at a team and player's statistics before backing them in a wager.

  • If you support a WNBA team, it's best not to back them! The old saying goes, "Bet with your head, not your heart!"

  • Always look for the latest promotions and offers available to boost your bankroll before placing WNBA bets.

  • Refer to our helpful basketball betting guide or our ultimate sports betting guide for more tips and insight that will help you make winning WNBA selections.

  • Learn about the different deposit and withdrawal methods available at Stake.com to add funds to your account.

  • Take advantage of all types of women's basketball tournaments, basketball leagues and basketball competitions, including women's college basketball (NCAA) .

Live Stream WNBA & Live Betting Markets for Women's Basketball

You can live stream a host of WNBA and basketball matches at the Stake Sportsbook. You don't even need to log in to your account – simply search for upcoming fixtures available at Stake.com and look for the live-stream button next to the fixture to watch live.

While watching basketball at Stake, you can then place a range of live bets as the action unfolds. If you're new to live betting, learn about the differences between pre-match and live betting before making your selections at Stake.com.

Check out our guide to streaming sports for free on Stake for more information.

WNBA Betting Odds & Payouts

Stake.com is a sports betting site that is home to the best basketball odds online, with various NBA and WNBA markets and odds available throughout the season.

As a fiat and crypto sportsbook , you can expect instant access to your funds when you process a withdrawal at Stake. Alternatively, you can store your crypto in the Stake Vault to keep it safe and to fund future sports betting opportunities.

Why Bet on WNBA & Women's Basketball on Stake.com

Stake.com is the perfect place to bet on WNBA fixtures throughout the season. We offer the best value odds, a range of bet types, and instant withdrawals.

You can also live stream women's basketball for free at Stake.com, offering you the perfect opportunity to place a range of live basketball bets.

Ultimately, Stake is the best online sportsbook for WNBA odds, so browse your options and place your bets today.

An Interesting Fact About the WNBA

Did you know? The Minnesota Lynx have the most appearances in the WNBA Championship finals (six) and have won four (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017).