WNBA Betting at Bally Bet Sportsbook

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is one of the fastest growing women’s sports leagues in the U.S. Now that basketball betting has been legalized in more than 20 states, you can place bets on all the biggest WNBA games before and when they happen.

When you join Bally Bet, you’ll be able wager on all kinds of outcomes of any regular season or postseason WNBA game. Whether you’re looking for moneyline, totals, or player prop bets, we’ve got all the angles covered!

Popular Types of WNBA Bets

If you’re wondering which WNBA betting market to choose, we’ve outlined the most popular WNBA bet types to help get you started.


Betting on the moneyline is one of the most straightforward routes to take with your WNBA betting, and it’s one of the easiest bets to get a handle on.

All you need to do is pick the winning team of an upcoming game. You will normally risk more money than you stand to win by betting on the pregame favorite.

Point Spread

The point spread in basketball betting is like handicap betting in other sports such as soccer. It’s designed to make the odds as close to even-money as possible, with pregame points handicaps applied.

The favorite usually has a minus symbol (-) next to them, while the underdog usually has a plus symbol (+) next to them.

So, let’s say you place a wager on the Aces to beat the Storm at +4.5. The Aces need to avoid defeat by five points or more for your bet to pay out.

Over/Under Points Totals

WNBA totals are some of the most popular betting markets around.

You can bet on game points totals as well as team points totals. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decide whether the total points of a match or team will be greater than or less than what the sportsbook predicts.

Sportsbooks set the benchmarks using their own analysis – if you think you can do better, take them on!

For example, a book may set the points total for an upcoming WNBA game at 176.5. If you bet the over, the game must end with 177 points scored or more to win.

Prop Bets

Prop bets are some of the most popular bets among sports bettors, and that’s because you can get creative and granular with them by betting on an individual’s performance as well as a team’s

WNBA prop bets let you wager on certain aspects of the game, like the first team to score and the team to be in the lead after the first quarter or half.

Futures Bets

Take a long-term outlook on the WNBA season with a futures bet.

Futures bets make it possible to wager on things like which team you think will win the WNBA Finals or even qualify for the WNBA Playoffs. Based on their regular season record, the top eight teams in the WNBA qualify for the WNBA Playoffs.

Live Bets

With reputable, licensed online sportsbooks like ours, you can also place live bets on WNBA games in-game. We offer live odds that change in real time based on what’s happening on the court.

Live bets on WNBA games cover most of the common markets, including the moneyline, points totals, and the spread.

So, let’s say you’re betting on the Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury game. If you watch the game and notice that the Storm have started strong, you may choose to back them on the moneyline as their odds have already been cut.

Parlay Bets

Why not combine multiple WNBA wagers into a single wager and enjoy combined odds? It’s even possible to create same game parlays, where multiple outcomes need to occur in the same game in order to pay out.

As a quick example, you might decide to bet on the Las Vegas Aces to win as well as Kierstan Bell netting 20 points.

WNBA Betting Tips

WNBA betting differs slightly from NBA betting because the dynamics of WNBA games aren’t the same as those in the NBA.

If you’re thinking of betting on the WNBA for the first time, we’ve put together some WNBA betting tips to put you on the right track:

Manage your bankroll sensibly

Rule number one: Always manage your bankroll responsibly. Don’t risk too much of your bank on a single wager.

Do what the pros do and split your bank up into units, usually of 100. If you have a $200 bankroll, you’d bet $2 a time to bet sustainably.

Don’t spend too much time looking for public consensus

Betting volumes on the WNBA aren’t yet significant enough to see the consensus significantly move the markets. You’re better off doing your own research rather than following the crowd in WNBA markets.

Do your research to seek out undervalued underdogs

One of the biggest points of note in WNBA betting is that heavy underdogs are mispriced all too often, especially on the point spread. Look out for opportunities to bet on underdogs – especially in road games – where the point spread seems overly in their favor.

Wait for value bets on the under

There are many reasons why basketball fans avoid betting the under. The main reason being that they want to be entertained by high-scoring WNBA contests.

The reality is that sometimes the under market is underpriced. This can happen if two WNBA teams have recently been involved in high-scoring games, resulting in a case of recency bias among the public.

Keep track of the scoring averages of teams to see when there’s a discrepancy in the markets.

Watch team injury reports and lineup announcements like a hawk

WNBA teams only have 12 players on their roster rather than the 15 players listed on those in the NBA.

If a key player is injured in the WNBA, it could have a bigger impact on the moneyline as there’s unlikely to be strong depth in reserve.

Only bet when you feel you have an edge

Last but by no means least, don’t place bets on the WNBA unless you’re confident in your analysis. In some cases, the best wager is not placing one at all. Maintain a “quality over quantity” approach and your strike rate may just improve over time.

The WNBA Story So Far

The WNBA is a much newer basketball league than the NBA. Founded in 1996, the WNBA was the culmination of many years of advocacy and effort to provide female basketball players with a professional platform to showcase their talents.

During the inaugural WNBA season, the league featured just eight teams, including now-iconic franchises like the New York Liberty, Los Angeles Sparks, and Houston Comets. Led by the likes of Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, and Rebecca Lobo, the WNBA quickly captured the imagination of basketball fans stateside, thanks to its fast-paced action and skilled play.

As time has passed, the WNBA has gone from strength to strength, welcoming new expansion teams, enhancing player development programs, and landing lucrative broadcasting deals that have become the lifeblood of the league. It’s also at the forefront of promoting gender equality and social justice, with players using their platform to advocate for important causes both on and off the court.

Notable milestones in WNBA history include the emergence of the WNBA All-Star Game, the launch of the WNBA Draft, and the formation of the WNBA Finals, culminating in an electrifying championship series every season.

Today, the WNBA stands tall as the premier professional women’s basketball league in the world, attracting top talent from all four corners of the globe.

WNBA Betting vs. NBA Betting

In most cases, there’s nothing between betting on the WNBA and the NBA.

Of course, the WNBA doesn’t attract as much betting volume as the NBA, but it’s still the leading female pro basketball league on the planet. At Bally Bet, you’ll get access to the same conventional basketball betting markets on WNBA games as you would from an NBA game.

Perhaps the biggest difference between betting on the WNBA and the NBA is the size of the leagues. In the WNBA, there are only 12 active teams. Each team plays 34 games across the regular season, compared with the 82 regular season games scheduled for NBA teams.

The WNBA moneyline is also more fragile than the NBA moneyline, as WNBA rosters are much tighter. With only 12 players listed compared to 15 in the NBA, this means injuries to key players can have a real say on a team’s performance both in the short and long term, given how brief the regular season is.

Popular WNBA Betting Questions

Yes, WNBA betting is gaining more popularity across the country due to the growing number of states legalizing retail and online sports betting.

You can bet on individual WNBA games or take a long-term view with WNBA futures right here at Bally Bet. Our deep coverage of WNBA betting markets is accessible on desktop and mobile devices.

You can bet on WNBA games legally with Bally Bet Sportsbook in several U.S. states, including Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Ohio, and Virginia.

If we’re not yet live in your state, worry not, we should be there soon.

WNBA public betting relates to how much money the public is wagering on specific WNBA teams or outcomes.

It’s always good to be aware of the public consensus on WNBA odds, as it may be better to play the devil’s advocate and oppose the consensus by taking odds on another team at higher odds for perceived value.

Parlay bets let you make several basketball bets and combine them on the same bet slip.

The potential winning odds will be much higher than betting on singles, but every outcome must win for your basketball parlay to pay out.

It’s also possible to combine WNBA and NBA bets with basketball parlays here at Bally Bet.

You bet it is.

At Bally Bet, we manage live betting markets across every second of the WNBA season. This is ideal if you prefer to watch WNBA games live and bet as the action unfolds.