Another exciting season of elite US women’s basketball is fast approaching. According to the 2019 WNBA betting predictions, 2018 champions Seattle Storm will most likely have to give up their title. Washington Mystics are the front runners for the 2019 basketball title with the Los Angeles Sparks following closely behind.
|Los Angeles Sparks||+500|
|New York Liberty||+10000|
Washington Mystics to qualify for WNBA Playoffs and win the 2019 WNBA Final
Washington Mystics will start of the new WNBA season with the best chance to win the women’s basketball championship. The 2019 WNBA betting predictions foresee a comfortable title win for club with odds sitting at +250.
They were set to win the title last year, however, they were defeated 3 series to 0 by Seattle Storm at the 2018 WNBA Final. Fortunately, Washington Mystics have the best odds to win the 2019 title making them a safe bet on 888sport. A bonus for the club is the absence of Breanna Steward, a Seattle Storms forward that caused problems for them in 2018.
Los Angeles Sparks could claim a 4th WNBA title this year
Los Angeles also stand a good chance to be the 2019 WNBA title holders. The 2019 WNBA betting predictions expect Los Angeles to go big this year, and claim a 4th WNBA title. This will be crucial as the Sparks can close the gap between Minnesota Lynx who currently have 4 WNBA Finals wins.
The club trail behind strong title contenders Washington Mystics with good odds at +500. This means they can pick up from where they last left off following a loss at the 2018 WNBA Semifinals. If they can live up to their favorable odds, then they might feature in the 2019 WNBA Final against Washington Mystics.
Seattle Storm’s title hopes are challenged by two obstacles: the loss of a star player, and the uncertainty of their head coach’s health
Seattle Storm fans are expecting their team to hold on to the WNBA title for at least another year. However, the online sportsbook news in the United States say otherwise. They secured a comfortable win at the 2019 WNBA Final crushing Washington Mystics 3-0 in the Best-of-Five series. The chances of the club reaching and winning this year’s WNBA Final are looking unlikely with odds at +1000.
Earlier, Seattle Storm seemed to have a solid chance to retain their 2018 title. They were confident at the 2019 Draft, as they only looked to strengthen their bench and develop their young players. Unfortunately, soon after the Draft, they learned that their forward Breanna Stewart would miss the 2019 season following an Achilles injury.
Breanna Steward was one of the top performing forwards in the regular season with an impressive offensive rating of 111.3%. Luckily, the club still have good offensive options that could help to cover the loss of Steward. One player that faces the difficult task of replacing the star player is Crystal Langhorne.
The club also announced that their head coach, Dan Hughes would undergo surgery due to terminal illness. According to the 2019 WNBA betting predictions, the storms starting off the new season under new leadership could go both ways. However, a playoff appearance is still feasible following the loss and the uncertainty over key members of the club.
Minnesota Lynx likely to struggle in the upcoming season according to the 2019 WNBA betting predictions
Minnesota Lynx (+2500) were last WNBA champions not too long ago in 2017. Unfortunately, the 2017 winners failed to defend their title in the following year. Fast forward to 2019, and their chances of claiming a WNBA Finals victory are slim, particularly with their odds on 888sport. Be sure to read about 888sport, the bookmaker where you can bet on the 2019 WNBA hopefuls.
Their head coach, Cheryl Reeve will be tested this season without Lindsey Whalen, Alexis Jones, Maya Moore and potentially Rebekkah Brunson. They do however have a strong playoffs record appearing in all the elimination tournaments since 2011. Qualifying for the WNBA Playoffs is well within reach for the club. However, with their high odds, they will need to pull out all the stops if they’re to make the 2019 finals.
New York Liberty should focus on rebuilding following their weak 2018 WNBA season
New York Liberty’s overall WNBA record and their poor 2018 WNBA performance season justify their high odds on 888sport. Their 2019 WNBA title chances currently stand at +10000 meaning they might have to aim low this year.
The club should however focus on rebuilding and regrouping following their undesired season ending performance last year. In the regular season, the club had a low winning percentage of .206% from 7 wins and 27 losses. To make matters worse, the club ended the season with a 13 game losing streak. A spot at the 2019 WNBA Playoffs also looks doubtful, making New York Liberty a risky club to bet on.