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Aces, Liberty remain heavy favorites to win WNBA championship

New York's Breanna Stewart shoots over Las Vegas' Kelsey Plum on Aug. 28. (Evan Yu/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Aces and the New York Liberty remain the odds-on favorites to reach the 2023 WNBA Finals.

Defending champion Las Vegas remain the betting favorite to win the title at -145, per FanDuel Sportsbook. The New York Liberty are close behind at +145. The Connecticut Sun come in third at +1900 odds, a steep drop from the top two.

The top-seeded Aces also are heavily favored to win their first-round series, at -8000 to beat the eighth-seeded Chicago Sky. Meanwhile, the second-seeded Liberty (-600) are favored to win their own first-round series, but a healthy Washington Mystics team should present a tougher challenge.

FanDuel also offers the option to predict both finalists. A battle of the Las Vegas and New York superteams has the best odds at -210, followed by Las Vegas and No. 3 seed Connecticut at +500.

Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson is the favorite to win Finals MVP at +260 odds, while New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is a close second at +360 odds, according to FanDuel. DraftKings Sportsbook offers similar odds, with Wilson at +150 compared to Stewart at +300.

The reigning league MVP, Wilson has starred for the Aces again this season, averaging 22.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals. But Stewart has been right there with her, averaging 23.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Liberty.