Massachusetts residents cannot currently wager on WNBA games, but they can still learn about WNBA odds in Massachusetts and the types of bets available. When sports betting finally launches in the state, Massachusetts bettors will be knowledgeable and ready to start placing wagers.
2022 WNBA Finals Odds at the Best Sportsbooks
|DraftKings Massachusetts||Las Vegas Aces +115||Connecticut Sun +350||Chicago Sky +400|
|BetMGM Massachusetts||Las Vegas Aces +110||Connecticut Sun, Chicago Sky +400||Seattle Storm +500|
|FanDuel Massachusetts||Las Vegas Aces +115||Connecticut Sun, Chicago Sky +400||Seattle Storm +600|
These were the odds as of June 28.
Sports Betting in Massachusetts
There are no legal in-person or online sports betting options in Massachusetts, but there are daily fantasy sports games and three casinos that are open in the state:
- Plainridge Park Casino (slots only), 301 Washington St, Plainville, MA 02762
- MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103
- Encore Boston Harbor Resort, 1 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149
These locations are operated by companies with sportsbooks. MGM (BetMGM) operates the casino in Springfield, Wynn (WynnBET) operates Encore Boston Harbor, and Penn National Gaming (Barstool Sportsbook) operates Plainridge. It’s possible they could open retail locations when allowed by the state.
DraftKings Sportsbook almost assuredly will get a Massachusetts license, too. FanDuel Sportsbook is another big sportsbook in the game that also offers fantasy sports in the state, so it is another likely option.
How Are WNBA Odds Calculated in Massachusetts?
There are a few factors that go into how sportsbooks create odds for the WNBA. Sportsbooks employ oddsmakers to analyze data to make the bets look appealing for both sides. Some of those factors are player injuries, a team’s form, hosting duties, travel time/distance for the visitors, and league statistics/trends.
What Kinds of Bets Can Be Placed on the WNBA in MA
These five types of bets are standard: moneyline, spread, total, future, and parlay bets.
Moneyline bets are popular because of how simple they are. They consist of picking outright winners without points mattering for the bet.
Spread bets are put on the margin of victory between two teams.
Totals consist of betting on the Over/Under of combined points scored in the game.
Parlay bets are the most difficult ones because they involve betting on multiple outcomes. In order to cash out on parlays, you have to bet on two or more outcomes and all bets have to hit.
WNBA Massachusetts Futures Odds
Future bets are popular ones to place for most sports. They involve betting on future outcomes like tournaments or championships and could produce large payouts.
WNBA Partnerships and Women’s Sports Betting
The WNBA is one of the most popular women’s sports leagues in the world and its popularity has continued to grow. The growth has led to partnerships with FanDuel, BetMGM, Bally, and PointsBet as authorized gaming operators.
In addition to BetMGM’s partnership with the WNBA, it also signed a multi-year deal with the LPGA in 2021 to become the official betting partner and operator of the LPGA Tour. As women’s sports continue to grow in popularity, there will be more women’s sports betting options in the near future.
One of the reasons why women’s sports betting options have been lacking is reduced visibility. Women’s sports are often not shown live on mainstream platforms consistently. The WNBA is working to change that. It struck a deal with ESPN to air games for the 2022 season. It also will have broadcasts on CBS Sports Network, Amazon Prime, and ABC.
Does Massachusetts Have a WNBA Team?
There are no WNBA teams in Massachusetts, so the closest would be the Connecticut Sun. The Sun calls Mohegan Sun Arena (1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382) home. In 2003, the Orlando Miracle was relocated to Connecticut forming the Sun. In 2021, the Sun had their best season to date with a 26-6 record, including a 14-game win streak.
There is also the New York Liberty, which plays at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The team was founded in 1997 as one of the original eight teams in the league.
WNBA Odds in Massachusetts FAQ
Yes. DraftKings currently has betting odds for the 2022 WNBA season.
DraftKings is only able to provide fantasy sports right now because of the sports betting laws in Massachusetts. If sports betting does get legalized, DraftKings would likely be one of the first operators to open because it is headquartered in Boston.
The WNBA does have partnerships with three different sportsbooks. FanDuel, BetMGM, PointsBet, and Bally have all been brought on as authorized gaming operators.
The WNBA is becoming a popular league to place bets on in a variety of sportsbooks. Women’s sports have gained increased popularity with viewership also growing.
Odds vary depending on the sportsbook, so it’s good to be able to compare and find the best one available.
No. Right now, like DraftKings, FanDuel isn’t legal as a sportsbook, as Massachusetts has yet to legalize in-person or online sports betting. FanDuel is able to provide fantasy sports but no betting at the moment.