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Our 2022 WNBA Draft odds for top-5 picks

They’re hard to come by at the sportsbook, so we took a try at what they should look like.

Our 2022 WNBA Draft odds for top-5 picks

WNBA Draft odds are hard to come by at any of the major sportsbooks, so, using mock drafts, stats and projections, we came up with our own to show you what a website should look like.

No. 1 Atlanta Dream, Rhyne Howard -250 (bet $250 to win $100)

Atlanta clearly has their eye on a special prospect, and I have a feeling it’s the 6-foot-2 guard who is an impossible match for ANY defender on the perimeter with 284 career 3s! The Dream are redefining themselves, and Howard’s athleticism and size make her the type of player a franchise can build around.

No. 2 Indiana Fever, NaLyssa Smith +150 (bet $100 to win $150)

It’s a two-woman race at the top of the draft, and with Howard off the board, it’s Smith’s turn. Smith ranked second in the nation to National Player of the Year Aliyah Boston with 12.3 win shares, per Her Hoops Stats. AND Smith was one of just five women college basketball players to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds this season.

No. 3 Washington Mystics, Shakira Austin +300 (bet $100 to win $300)

Guess Washington was comfortable with any of the top 3 picks, and we don’t blame them… Austin has SERIOUS upside and can play a variety of roles on the floor. She can score from mid-range or blow past defenders in the paint.

No. 4 Indiana Fever, Nyara Sabally +700 (bet $100 to win $700)

Okay, yes, her injury history is cause for concern. But when Sabally is healthy, she’s a FORCE on both ends. The 6-foot-5 big is mean on the block, but can also shoot from deep, and loves to dish it out to her teammates. At her best, Sabally’s first-round talent is clear.

No. 5 New York Liberty Elissa Cunane +1000 (bet $100 to win $1000)

I love the potential pairing of 6-foot-5 center Cunane with veteran center Stefanie Dolson because the two are going to be a DYNAMIC duo. Cunane is extremely mobile for her size, a THREAT from behind the arc and has an incredible work ethic.

Scraps

  • Kierstan Bell being drafted in the lottery +300 (Bet $100 to win $300)
  • Kierstan Bell being drafted in the 1st round -250 (Bet $250 to win $100)

 

  • No. 1 Atlanta Dream, Ryhne Howard -250 (bet $250 to win $100)
  • No. 2 Indiana Fever, NaLyssa Smith +150 (bet $100 to win $150)
  • No. 3 Washington Mystics, Shakira Austin +300 (bet $100 to win $300)
  • No. 4 Indiana Fever, Nyara Sabally +700 (bet $100 to win $700)
  • No. 5 New York Liberty Elissa Cunane +1000  (bet $100 to win $1000)

Smith is a STRONG finisher, defender and rebounder, who is flawless in transition. Indiana would get a potential star with this pick 🤩

Lol at the Mystics trading the No. 1 pick to the Dream less than a week ahead of the WNBA Draft. Couldn’t be me reworking my draft.

Anywho, 

With Elena Delle Donne fully healthy, I have a feeling this team is about to be scary good!! 

The Mystics are about to have themselves a season with Austin alongside Delle Donne and Tina Charles!! Her skillset could start or make her a perfect sub in NY’s system from the jump.

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