The 2 WNBA Playoff Spots Up For Grabs

Published: 09/07/21
The 2 WNBA Playoff Spots Up For Grabs

Welcome to WNBA playoff month, where four teams are battling for the final two playoff spots. Eight out of 12 teams make the postseason. Here’s what’s at stake for everyone.

Will the Wings make the playoffs?

At -1300 (bet $1300 to win $100) to clinch a postseason berth, odds look good!

The Dallas Wings want to give Arike Ogunbowale a chance to shine on the WNBA’s mainstage for her first playoff run ever. You probably remember Ogunbowale hitting this game-winning shot in the 2018 Final Four followed by THIS game-winning shot in the championship game. We absolutely *need* to see Playoff Arike.

Will the Mystics make the playoffs?

At -180 ($180 → $100) … possibly.

The Washington Mystics want to build a dynasty after winning the 2019 championship. Injuries and covid opt-outs shattered their momentum in 2020, but there’s no doubt if Tina Charles and Elena Delle Donne get healthy, D.C. is a scary playoff contender.

Will the Liberty make the playoffs?

At +200 ($100 → $200) … maybe.

The New York Liberty want to put a historically bad 2020 season (2-20) behind them and show they’re building something special with All-Star Betnijah Laney, 2019 Defensive Player of the Year Natasha Howard and 2020 No. 1 pick Sabrina Ionescu.

The 2 WNBA Playoff Spots Up For Grabs

Will the Sparks make the playoffs?

At +500 ($100 → $500), it’s a longshot.

The Los Angeles Sparks want to show that even after two of their best players, Candace Parker and Chelsea Gray, left in the offseason, they’re built to compete with Nneka Ogwumike.

The Takeaway

The battle for the final few playoff spots will make the end of the WNBA’s regular season must-watch TV. Right now, the Wings and Mystics have the best odds to clinch, but the Liberty are close behind and the Sparks have a chance. If Washington can’t stay healthy, New York could snag the final spot.

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