Kelsey Plum Injury Shortens WNBA’s Mystics Odds Over Aces

  • Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum is having Achilles surgery.
  • The Washington Mystics now have the shortest odds at +265 to win the finals.
  • The Washington Mystics are the reigning WNBA Champions

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Aces chances at winning the WNBA Finals have dropped tremendously with the sidelining of their starting point guard Kelsey Plum.

Plum tore her Achilles tendon which forced her into the season-ending surgery.

Now, the defending champions, the Washington Mystics, have the shortest odds to repeat as champions according to online sportsbooks.

The Las Vegas Aces now have the second shortest odds, after the number 1 pick announced her injury.

WNBA Championship Odds

The Washington Mystics dominated in the 2019 season, finishing on top of the league with a 26-8 record and taking down the Connecticut Sun in 5 games

With the Aces virtually out of the picture with Plum’s season over, the Mystics are expected to repeat with little resistance.

2020 WNBA Championship-Odds To Win

  • Washington Mystics +265
  • LA Sparks +400
  • Las Vegas Aces +350
  • Connecticut Sun +450
  • Phoenix Mercury +900

The Mystics are bringing back a core of that 2019 championship team, making them the favored threat in the league for the foreseeable future.

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Sports bettors were originally taking action on the Las Vegas Aces at online sportsbooks due to the offseason signing of Carolyn Swords and hiring ex-WNBA player Tanisha Wright as an assistant coach.

All of that optimism went out the window when star guard Kelsey Plum tore her Achilles tendon.

“All of Las Vegas is in Kelsey’s corner, and pulling for a quick recovery,” said Dan Padover, Aces General Manager. “We know that she will attack her rehabilitation with the same intensity with which she attacks the court, and we can’t wait to see her back at The House.”

Plum, who averaged 15.2 points, 7.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds and shot 52.9 percent from three in the 2019 WNBA playoffs is expected to make a full recovery but is forced to miss the 2020 WNBA season.