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The 2020 WNBA regular season and championship is on the horizon. It will most likely be a wide-open race, according to bookmaker’s 2020 WNBA winner predictions. However, four teams have great potentials to go all the way to the finals. They are CT Sun, Washington Mystics, as well as Las Vegas Aces and LA Sparks.
The 2020 WNBA was originally scheduled to begin on May 15 and run all the way until September. However, with the current situation, it will most likely be postponed for around a couple of months. As per online sportsbook news in the United States, 12 teams will be competing in the league. Each team will play 36 regular-season games, in an increase of two games from last year’s 34. The regular season will be followed by the championship with eight qualified teams.
The 2020 WNBA winner predictions as for now consider LA Sparks and the defending champions Washington Mystics the co-favorites. The other two teams including Las Vegas Aces and CT Sun have a strong chance to make some upsets. However, as the season progresses the predictions and odds might fluctuate. Therefore, it is better not to count out anyone too soon, and keep an eye on our review about Bovada Sportsbook for updates.
CT Sun were awfully close to win last season
CT Sun were a quarter away from a championship last year. They have got awfully close to winning but fell short in just one game. This was their first WNBA Finals appearance in 15 years. For the upcoming season, CT Sun made two major moves to get on the top and win the first title in team history. They brought DeWanna Bonner who won two championships with the Pheonix Mercury. They also brought the point guard Briann January.
Upgrading the roster might help CT Sun to get right back where they were in the final. If that happens, the 2020 WNBA winner predictions expect them this time to win, with +400 odds at the Bovada Sportsbook.
Las Vegas Aces have a very tough roster
Las Vegas Aces are one of the very tough teams that can control the rim on both sides. Last season they have reached the playoffs but failed to progress further. During the offseason, the Aces retained three-time all-star center Liz Cambage which is the arguably best player in the WNBA. They also brought Angel McCoughtry who missed almost the entire 2019 season rehabbing a knee injury. Such a strong roster add-on makes their value of +350 impossible to ignore.
The Mystics look to capture the back-to-back title
The champions Washington Mystics have won the 2019 title in five games over the CT Sun. They are co-favorites with LA Sparks to win again with +300 odds. Last season the Mystics had the best offense in women’s basketball history. However, they lost Kristi Toliver to the LA Sparks and that might hurt the team. Despite that, the Mystics remain a very tough team on both ends of the floor. Thus, it is hard to expect they will slip down easily.
LA Sparks are co-favorites to win
Los Angeles Sparks who won the league in 2016, finished on top of the Western Conference last season. However, they got swept 3-0 in the semifinals by the CT Sun. For the 2020 season, LA Sparks are hopeful to turn things around by adding veteran depth to their team. They brought Kristi Toliver who played with the Mystics for the last three seasons. They also signed the four-time WNBA champion, Seimone Augustus coming over from Minnesota. It remains to be seen whether they will go all the way to the finals, but online sportsbooks in the United States value them with +300 odds.