A'ja Wilson Remains a Value as WNBA MVP With Aces Dominating

Las Vegas Aces star A'ja Wilson.
Las Vegas Aces star A'ja Wilson. / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

The Las Vegas Aces are cooking and they have three-time All-Star and former MVP A’ja Wilson to thank. 

Wilson has been elite to start the 2022 season, and the Aces have benefitted with a league-best 9-1 start through the first 10 games. 

It’s hard not to look for a player on the Aces to win the WNBA MVP this year, as the team is the clear-cut favorite at WynnBET to win the WNBA title at +200 odds. 

While WynnBET has yet to re-release WNBA MVP odds, there’s value in taking Wilson, who is in the middle of one of her most impressive seasons to date. And that’s saying something. 

This season, Wilson is averaging 17.2 points, 10.4 rebounds (so far a career-high), 2.0 assists and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 51.2 percent from the field. 

Sure, the Aces also have star Jackie Young (18.5 points per game), but Wilson is the engine for this team, and has been since she broke into the league. 

Wilson won the MVP in the 2020 season, before coming back with another dominant season in 2021, only to see the MVP go to the deserving Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun. However, it feels like this is the year Wilson can get back to the top of the odds board, especially since the Aces have been so dominant. 

The “best player on the best team” cliche for the MVP is sometimes overused, but the Aces are on pace to be the best team in the WNBA by a long shot this season. 

They currently have a net rating of 14.0, which is more than two points better than the Sun (11.4), who they handled on Tuesday night in an 89-81 win. The Aces are also far and away the best offensive team in the league, posting an offensive rating of 108.9m per HerHoopStats. The Sun are once again second at 103.8. 

That’s straight dominance, and Wilson is at the forefront of it all, while also blocking over two shots per game. If you can bet her at plus money to win the MVP, pull the trigger sooner rather than later.

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