WNBA Power Rankings Based on Odds (Who is the Top Team Entering Second Half of Season?)

The Seattle Storm's late season addition of Tina Charles catapults them to the top tier with Las Vegas and Chicago for WNBA Championship contenders.
The Seattle Storm's late season addition of Tina Charles catapults them to the top tier with Las Vegas and Chicago for WNBA Championship contenders. / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

The WNBA doesn't mess around.

Fresh off Sunday's All-Star Game festivities from Chicago, the second half of the season gets underway quickly on Tuesday with a massive five-game slate.

As the final 12-14 games, including the WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship between the Las Vegas Aces and Chicago Sky take place, it's time to take another look at how each team stacks up against each other.

Ahead of jumping into this week's Power Rankings, let's first re-visit the latest odds to win the 2022 WNBA Championship over at WynnBET, as well as follow-up on where they were as of June 27.

WNBA Championship Odds

  • Las Vegas Aces +140 (+115)
  • Chicago Sky +275 (+375)
  • Seattle Storm +400 (+575)
  • Connecticut Sun +550 (+375)
  • Washington Mystics +1500 (+1500)
  • Minnesota Lynx +5000 (+7500)
  • Los Angeles Sparks +6000 (+10000)
  • New York Liberty +6000 (+3000)
  • Dallas Wings +8000 (+5000)
  • Atlanta Dream +10000 (+7500)
  • Phoenix Mercury +10000 (+10000)
  • Indiana Fever +30000 (+20000)

WNBA Power Rankings (Based on Vegas Odds)

1. Chicago Sky (16-6) +275 (Remain at No. 1)

The Sky are 8-2 over their last 10 games, including a tough road loss at Minnesota that would have locked up hosting the Commissioner's Cup game. Instead, they had to grit out a win on the road at Indiana on Thursday before the All-Star Game in their home building.

Chicago seems to do all the little things well, and are flowing exceptionally well on offense, ranking first in effective field goal percentage, points/scoring attempt, 2 and 3-point percentage, and free throw percentage.

2. Las Vegas Aces (15-7) +140 (Remain at No. 2)

The Aces' lack of bench depth really hurt them down the stretch after starting off red-hot. Five of their seven losses have come in the last 10 games, while losing their final two of the first half.

There's no better Big 3 in the league than Jackie Young, Kelsey Plum and MVP contender A'ja Wilson, but they need more from their bench, and must improve in offensive rebounding; ranking dead last in the league.

3. Seattle Storm (15-8) +400 (Up from No. 4)

The Storm will be dangerous come playoff time; especially picking up Tina Charles after leaving Phoenix. Seattle starts the second half winners of four of five, but mixed in a bad loss on the road vs. a struggling Atlanta team.

Breanna Stewart has played like an MVP, and Sue Bird still has plenty of magic left in her at 40-plus years old, but they need to find more consistency with this level of talent on the roster.

4. Connecticut Sun (14-8) +550 (Down from No. 3)

The Sun and the Aces were the two top teams throughout the bulk of the first half, but Connecticut's schedule got much tougher and the results have showed.

If Connecticut is going to remain in that second-tier of top teams in the league, they'll need more help for Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. They're 3-point shooting must improve as well; ranking 11th in the league.

5. Washington Mystics (14-10) +1500 (Remain at No. 5)

Washington's defense is back to an elite level, holding their last three opponents to 74, 74 and 66 points respectively to end the first half.

They're second to Seattle in overall defensive rating, and with a healthy Elena Delle Donne the rest of the way, this is another potentially dangerous team that could shut down a hot offense in the postseason.

6. Minnesota Lynx (8-15) +5000 (Up from No. 9)

After winning just three games through June 19, the Lynx are back healthy and playing their best basketball of the season. They knocked off the two best teams in the league in Las Vegas and Chicago to close the first half, and Sylvia Fowles has been on fire.

7. New York Liberty (9-13) +6000 (Down from No. 6)

Is there anything Sabrina Ionescu can't do right now? Not only did she record a triple-double vs. the biggest favorite to win the WNBA Championship last Wednesday, she set the all-time record for the first 30-point triple-double in league history.

8. Los Angeles Sparks (10-12) +6000 (Up from No. 11)

After winning four of their last five games, the Sparks were trounced 106-69 at home to the Storm to end the first half.

L.A. still remains in contention for a playoff spot, but they need to start winning more consistently at home (just 5-5).

9. Atlanta Dream (10-12) +10000 (Down from No. 7)

Atlanta for most of the first half was the top-rated defensive team in the league. Now, they're down to third and are sixth over the last two weeks.

Since starting 7-4, the Dream are crumbling fast; going just 3-8 over their last 11.

10. Dallas Wings (10-12) +8000 (Down from No. 8)

Like the Dream, the Wings got off to a 6-4 start, but are just 4-8 since.

They ended their three-game losing streak with a solid 82-71 home win vs. Connecticut, but begin their second half with four road games in their next five games; including two vs. the Sky.

11. Phoenix Mercury (10-14) +10000 (Down from No. 10)

Maybe it's not fair to move Phoenix down a spot after winning four of their last six, but after moving on from Tina Charles, and potentially more trades coming, this doesn't feel like a team looking to contend.

Things can always change, with eight of their final 12 games at home, but I need to see them ramp it up until moving them up to the middle of the pack.

12. Indiana Fever (5-19) +30000 (Remain at No. 12)

The Fever have lost six straight heading into the All-Star break, but gave the Sky everything they could handle in a 93-84 loss at home.

They get two more games at home to begin the second half, starting with the struggling Sun on Wednesday night.

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