WNBA Rookie Of The Year Odds: Can Angel Reese Upset Caitlin Clark?

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
WNBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese has set the WNBA record with 13 consecutive games with a double-double. She is averaging 14.1 points per game, 11.9 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game, which has helped her claim an All-Star selection as a rookie. While Caitlin Clark still remains the heavy frontrunner for WNBA Rookie of the Year odds, can Reese’s performance lead to an upset?

Angel Reese’s Historic Run Moves Her Up WNBA Rookie Of The Year Odds

Angel Reese opened with +4000 odds at BetMGM to win WNBA Rookie of the Year before the season began. Her odds have shortened drastically, with her now having the second shortest odds behind Clark to win.

Angel Reese ROTY Odds Movement Per BetMGM:

  • +4000 – Open
  • +850 – 2 weeks ago
  • +500 – last week
  • +275 – Now

Reese has the highest ticket percentage at 46.7% and also has the highest handle percentage at 53.3%. Because of this, she is the biggest liability for BetMGM.

Her 13th double-double came during an 84-71 loss to the Seattle Storm. Reese finished the night with 17 points and 14 rebounds. The previous record of 12 consecutive double-doubles was held by all-time great Candace Parker during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Reese is accomplishing a lot as a rookie; however, claiming the ROTY award would still be an uphill battle.

Caitlin Clark Remains Strong WNBA ROTY Favorite

As Angel Reese has seen her odds shorten throughout the season, Clark’s have remained short. Clark opened with -650 odds to win ROTY and saw her odds as short as -900. Even as her odds have gotten longer in recent weeks, likely due to the play of Angel Reese, Clark is still a heavy favorite.

Clark is averaging more points with 16.1 PPG while also averaging 6.0 RPG and 7.4 APG. Clark and the Indiana Fever also sit above the Chicago Sky in the standings as the seventh seed compared to the Sky as the eighth seed. The teams have faced one another three times this season, and Clark has the edge of 2-1.

Like Reese, Clark also made the All-Star Game. Additionally, Clark made history, becoming the first WNBA rookie to record a triple-double.

Reese has made the race more interesting, but Clark remains the big front-runner. If Reese continues her double-double streak and Clark sputters, Reese may pull the upset.