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2020 WNBA Draft Odds


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2020 WNBA Draft Odds, Props, Picks

Odds provided by FanDuel (IN, NJ, PA & WV only)
Odds Subject to Change (T&C's Apply, 21+)

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Location: Digitally (can be viewed on ESPN at 7:00 p.m. ET)

WNBA No. 1 Overall Pick - New York Liberty

  • Sabrina Ionescu (-20000)
  • Lauren Cox (+1000)
  • Satou Sabally (+1000)
  • Chennedy Carter (+2000)
  • Megan Walker (+3000)
  • Ruthy Hebard (+3000)
  • Tyasha Harris (+3000)
  • Beatrice Mompremier (+5000)
  • Crystal Dangerfield (+5000)
  • Kiah Gillespie (+5000)
  • Te'a Cooper (+5000)
The sports world is on pause across nearly every league on the planet, but we will have drafts take place. The National Football League is figuring out how to present their 2020 Draft after having plans for a lavish showcase in Las Vegas scrapped. But don't forget about the ladies of the WNBA. They will have their draft Friday, April 17, and it will be done digitally, with ESPN streaming the draft at 7:00 p.m. ET. No guests or media will be at the event, as WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will simply announce the picks live over the air due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation. You can also watch via the ESPN App, if you wish to stream.

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 The ping-pong balls fell in the favor of the lowly New York Liberty. Unless the Liberty go all rogue and draft like their counterparts from the Big Apple, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, the 2020 Naismith Player of the Year from women's basketball, is going to be their choice. She is heavy chalk to go No. 1 overall and bettors risking $100 on her would get a return of 50-cent. The three-time Nancy Lieberman award winner saw her illustrious career cut show at Oregon due to the COVID-19 situation, canceling the NCAA Tournament, etc.

She was the unanimous choice for The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year, receiving all 30 votes from a national panel. She joins former Connecticut standout Breanna Stewart in that rare club. Ionescu was also just the eighth player to earn AP All-American honors three times, and she is the first player in college history to rack up at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. During the 2019-20 campaign for the Ducks, Ionescu posted 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds while amassing eight of her 26 career triple-doubles. The Liberty will be getting a player to help five-time All-Star Tina Charles, and it might be one of the best one-two combinations for the Liberty since either Becky Hammon and Teresa Witherspoon, or Witherspoon and Rebecca Lobo.

WNBA No. 2 Overall Pick - Dallas Wings

  • Satou Sabally (-420)
  • Lauren Cox (+300)
  • Chennedy Carter (+2000)
  • Sabrina Ionescu (+3000)
  • Megan Walker (+7500)
  • Tyasha Harris (+7500)
  • Ruthy Hebard (+10000)
  • Beatrice Mompremier (+10000)
  • Crystal Dangerfield (+10000)
  • Kiah Gillespie (+10000)
  • Te'a Cooper (+10000)
Unless the Liberty absolutely shock the world and leave Ionescu out there, Sabally and Cox were the two co-favorites to go No. 2 overall to the Wings but the odds have shifted as of draft night. Ionescu's teammate at Oregon, Sabally was born in New York City. She was named the 2020 Cheryl Miller Award winner for best small forward in the nation. She elected to forgo her senior season of eligibility at Oregon. The 6-foot-4 forward racked up 16.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, playing in the shadow of Ionescu in Eugene. But she has the tools to be a star in her own right, and it would certainly make those Wings-Liberty matchups in future years more exciting, although perhaps for selfish reasons, it would be nicer to see Sabally fall to No. 3 or No. 4, as Indiana and Atlanta are Eastern Conference teams picking in those spots.

That would mean more matchups against her Ducks teammate Ionescu, assuming New York does the right thing there. Perhaps the Wings could pass on Sabally, though, as Baylor product Cox is on the board and could put a few more fannies in the seats due to a more local following. Cox isn't just a player with local collegiate appeal, either. She is GOOD. Cox was named a first-team All-American by the AP, amassing 12.5 points and 8.4 rebounds while swatting 2.7 shots per contest. She appeared in 22 of 30 games for the Lady Bears last season, missing time early in the season due to a stress reaction in her foot.

WNBA No. 3 Overall Pick - Indiana Fever

  • Lauren Cox (-260)
  • Satou Sabally (+220)
  • Chennedy Carter (+700)
  • Megan Walker (+1800)
  • Tyasha Harris (+2500)
  • Kiah Gillespie (+5000)
  • Ruthy Hebard (+5000)
  • Beatrice Mompremier (+8000)
  • Crystal Dangerfield (+8000)
  • Sabrina Ionescu (+8000)
  • Te'a Cooper (+8000)
Ionescu was listed as a long-shot for the Fever, but that's assuming the Liberty and Wings were absolutely go kablooey and tab Cox and Sabally, or some others, as the top pick. It's not happening, so save your money there. The third pick is likely to be whomever isn't selected by Dallas at No. 2. They'll be pondering Cox for local appeal or Sabally. That will give the Fever a really nice player, or they could consider Texas A&M's Carter. Whatever they decide, help is certainly on the way for a Fever team which could desperately used an influx of talent. Cox or Sabally would each help out a Fever team which wasn't that terrible in 2019. Indiana was middle of the road in offense, posting 77.6 points per game to rank seventh in the league.

The Fever was also fifth in total rebounds with 35.1, so they're not far from not only punching a regular ticket to the playoffs, but legitimately contending for a WNBA championship. Both Cox and Sabally would help at the defensive end, too, which is where Indiana struggled a bit. They were tied for dead-last in the WNBA with just 3.7 blocked shots per game, while checking in with a 42.2 defensive field-goal percentage, No. 7 in the WNBA.

FanDuel is offering three other wagers on the 2020 WNBA Draft and one focuses on the Oregon Ducks.

WNBA No. 4 Overall Pick - Atlanta Dream

  • Chennedy Carter -260
  • Megan Walker +220
  • Lauren Cox +750
  • Ruthy Hebard +2500
  • Tyasha Harris +2500
  • Satou Sabally +4000
  • Beatrice Mompremier +10000
  • Crystal Dangerfield +10000
  • Kiah Gillespie +10000

WNBA Draft 2020 - Will Erica Ogwumike be Drafted?

Yes -250
No +190

WNBA Draft 2020 - How Many Oregon Players Drafted in the Top 5?

Over 2.5 +300
Under 2.5 -400

Odds provided by FanDuel (IN, NJ, PA & WV only)
Odds Subject to Change (T&C's Apply, 21+)

  
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