WNBA: Team Coming to Toronto, Start Betting on the WNBA Now

WNBA: Team Coming to Toronto, Start Betting on the WNBA Now

Basketball in Canada continues to get bigger and better year after year. Oklahoma City Thunder guard and Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished second in the NBA’s MVP voting. The Canadian men’s basketball team are among the betting favourites to win gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Now, according to reports, a WNBA team is coming to Toronto.

Quick Take

  • WNBA team coming to Toronto in 2026
  • Start betting on the WNBA today
  • Caitlin Clark specials available

Toronto expansion team the newest addition to the WNBA

According to a report by the CBC, a Toronto expansion team is joining the Women’s National Basketball Association and will begin playing in the league in 2026. Last year, the WNBA announced an expansion franchise, Golden State, that will begin playing in 2025 as the WNBA continues to add teams and attempts to grow the league. An official announcement is expected to happen on May 23, but the WNBA has not confirmed the news yet, according to the report. "We continue to engage in productive conversations with interested ownership groups in a number of markets and the granting of any expansion teams requires a vote of the WNBA and NBA board of governors," the league said.

There are currently 12 teams playing in the WNBA this season. With a team heading to Toronto,  this is a great time for Canadians to start getting familiar with the league, especially for those planning on betting on the WNBA. Most sports betting sites offer betting markets for the WNBA, usually under the basketball category. The 2023-2024 NBA season is in the middle of the playoffs and nearing its end, but the WNBA season is just getting started.

Start betting on the WNBA today

The WNBA’s regular season begins on May 14. The season ends on September 19. Four games are scheduled for opening day. The New York Liberty will play against the Washington Mystics. The Liberty are heavy betting favourites to pick up the first win of the season with -1000 odds on BetRivers. The Mystics are +600 underdogs. Caitlin Clark makes her WNBA regular season debut with the Indiana Fever against the Connecticut Sun. Clark and the Fever are the underdogs. They have +180 odds to win the game. The Sun are the betting favourites. They have -235 odds. The Phoenix Mercury will play against the Las Vegas Aces, and the Minnesota Lynx will play the Seattle Storm.

The Aces won the 2023 WNBA championship following a 34-6 record during the regular season. The Aces also won the title in 2022. They are the betting favourites to win their third championship in a row at -110. The Liberty at +200 and Storm at +900 have the second and third best odds. At +2500, the Fever are tied for fifth with the Mercy and Dallas Wings. Like the NBA, BetRivers and other sportsbooks are taking bets for WNBA awards. Two-time WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson is the betting favourite to win this year’s MVP. Wilson has +140 odds to win the award. Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is the reigning MVP and has the second best odds. Stewart has +500 odds. Clark is fourth at +1000.

Bet on Caitlin Clark

Fever rookie Clark is already one of the most recognizable names in the WNBA. For those looking to follow and bet on Clark throughout her rookie season, a ton of betting options are available. BetRivers has a section for Clark bets only, the Caitlin Clark 2024 regular season markets that can be found through the WNBA section. With the Clark specials, you can bet on everything from her over/under average points per game during the regular season and whether her first field goal made will be from two or three to whether or not she will break the WNBA’s single-game scoring record of 54 points. The odds are +1700 for her to break the record.

The over/under betting market for average ppg is 22.5. The odds are +105 for Clark to average over 22.5 and -139 for under 22.5 points. A few more betting markets are available for Clark bets. Will Clark make more than 7.5 three-pointers in one game this season? Will Clark have more or less than 2.5 triple-doubles? Will Clark average more or less than 3.5 threes made per game?