Tonight, marks the annual WNBA All-Star game, led by Team Stewart and Team Wilson. Team Wilson won last year 134-112, and Team Stewart is looking for revenge. The team captains include Breanna Stewart, of the New York Liberty, and A'ja Wilson, of the Las Vegas Aces. It's been an exciting weekend for the WNBA, including the skills challenge and 3-Point contest. Sabrina Ionescu, of the New York Liberty, set an all-time NBA and WNBA record with 37 points. Both Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum, of the Las Vegas Aces, were the winners of the Kia WNBA Skills Challenge. If you're betting on the All-Star game, it will be held at 8:30 PM EST, located at Michelob ULTRA Arena, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Furthermore, the matchup will be aired on ABC. If you are looking for the best betting odds, stats and analysis, here is information to know.
2023 WNBA All-Star Game Odds
*Odds courtesy of DraftKings*
Team Stewart: +180
Team Wilson: -210
Over/Under: 249.5 (-110)
Spread: Team Stewart: +5.5 (-110), Team Wilson: -5.5 (-110)
Captain: Breanna Stewart, New York Liberty
|Breanna Stewart||New York Liberty|
|Brittney Griner||Phoenix Mercury|
|Jewell Loyd||Seattle Storm|
|Satou Sabally||Dallas Wings|
|Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles Sparks|
|Courtney Vandersloot||New York Liberty|
|Sabrina Ionescu||New York Liberty|
|Ezi Magbegor||Seattle Storm|
|Napheesa Collier||Minnesota Lynx|
|Kelsey Mitchell||Indiana Fever|
|Kahleah Copper||Chicago Sky|
Breanna Stewart- Forward, New York Liberty- Captain.
PPG: 23.1 | FG: 47.7% | 3 PT: 41.1 % | FT: 86.3 % | REB: 9.8 | AST: 4.1 | STL: 1.7 | BLK: 1.4 | TO: 1.9
Breanna Stewart is easily one of the best basketball players in the world. She shocked the league when she left Seattle for New York in free agency and is having a career season. So far, Stewart is averaging a career-high in points, rebounds, and assists. In addition, the Liberty have the second-best record in the WNBA, and Breanna can do it all. Stewart is a 2x WNBA Champion, 2x WNBA Finals MVP, MVP in 2018, and a 5x All-Star. "Stewie " is in the prime of her career and is playing at an elite level.
Brittney Griner- Center, Phoenix Mercury
PPG: 19.5 | FG: 60.6 % | 3 PT: 20 % | FT: 77.4 % | REB: 6.6 | AST: 1.7 | STL: 0.6 | BLK: 1.9 | TO: 2.4
It's great to see Brittney Griner back, and she is having a fantastic season. Standing at 6 foot 9, Griner gives Team Stewart the edge on height and size. Griner is averaging nearly 20 points per game and is shooting a career-high 60.6 percent from the field this season. Although Brittney Griner isn't much of a three-point shooter, she is a force inside. The Mercury center recorded the first dunk of the WNBA season, and the 25th of her career just a few days ago. I admire her strength, and Griner will be a force in the paint, offensively, and on the glass. I expect Griner to be a defensive presence tonight.
Jewell Loyd- Guard, Seattle Storm
PPG: 25.7 | FG: 39.4 % | 3 PT: 40.5 % | FT: 87.3 % | REB: 4.5 | AST: 3.2 | STL: 0.9 | BLK: 0.6 | TO: 3.1
Jewell Loyd is in her ninth season with the Seattle Storm and leads the WNBA in points scored (25.7). With the retirement of Sue Bird, and the departure of Breanna Stewart, the #1 overall pick is certainly showcasing her talents. Loyd is a five-time All-Star, however, was ruled out with a foot injury against the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday. If Loyd is able to suit up, Team Stewart is getting a player who is averaging career highs in points, and 3-point percentage. Although the Storm are 4-16, Loyd is playing at a high level, surrounded by a ton of youth. Although Loyd's field goal percentage is down, she gets to the free-throw line, and can hit her threes.
Satou Sabally- Forward, Dallas Wings
PPG: 17.5 | FG: 42.3 % | 3 PT: 34 % | FT: 87.8 % | REB: 9.2 | AST: 3.5 | STL: 1.6 | BLK: 0.3 | TO: 2.9
Satou Sabally, is in her third season in the WNBA, all with the Dallas Wings. The Dallas forward stands at 6 foot 4 and adds to an already loaded frontcourt on Team Stewart. Sabally is a 2x All-Star, and is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, minutes played, field goal and three-point percentage. In addition, Sabally is averaging 5 more rebounds than last season, and is shooting over 10 percent better from the three. She has grown stronger to overcome injuries and has nearly averaged a double -double on a nightly basis. Satou Sabally is extremely athletic for her size, is a fantastic rebounder, can score inside, rejects screens and attacks inside.
Nneka Ogwumike- Forward, Los Angeles Sparks
PPG: 19.8 | FG: 53.2 % | 3 PT: 32.4 % | FT: 90.1 % | REB: 9.6 | AST: 2.8 | STL: 1.6 | BLK: 0.7 | TO: 2.4
Nneka Ogwumike is in her 12th WNBA season, all with the Los Angeles Sparks. An WNBA Champion, 2016 MVP, and 8x All-Star, Ogwumike brings veteran leadership and size to the loaded frontcourt. Furthermore, Ogwumike is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, and free-throw percentage. In fact, Nneka may be having her best WNBA season at 33 years old.
Sabrina Ionescu- Guard, New York Liberty
PPG: 16.4 | FG: 39.7 % | 3 PT: 44.6 % | FT: 88.5 % | REB: 5.8 | AST: 5.1 | STL: 0.9 | BLK: 0.3 | TO: 2.5
It's hard not to talk about Sabrina Ionescu after the performance she had last night. Ionescu made NBA and WNBA history with 37 points in last night's three-point contest. In her fourth season with the New York Liberty, Ionescu is averaging career highs in three-point percentage. Ionescu is on a very talented Liberty team, including Breanna Stewart and Courtney Vandersloot. Perhaps Sabrina may be overshadowed a bit by Stewart, however, she is an incredible player. In addition, she ranks 2nd in the league in 3-pointers made (3.4) per game. If Jewell Loyd isn't healthy to play, look for Sabrina Ionescu to step up.
Napheesa Collier- Forward, Minnesota Linx
PPG: 21.3 | FG: 48.4 % | 3 PT: 32.9 % | FT: 86 % | REB: 7.7 | AST: 2.6 | STL: 1.7 | BLK: 1.1 | TO: 2.4
Napheesa Collier is in her fifth season with the Minnesota Linx and is having an incredible season. Collier ranks fourth in the league in points per game (21.3), which is her career high. The Linx forward adds size to this roster, will be teaming up with former UConn teammate, Breanna Stewart. Collier is having an MVP caliber season and is a big presence on the defensive side of the court (1.7 steals, 1.1 blocks).
Kahleah Copper- Guard- Chicago Sky
PPG: 17.3 | FG: 44 % | 3 PT: 41.9 % | FT: 68.3 % | REB:4.8 | AST: 1.9 | STL: 0.6 | BLK: 0.2 | TO: 2.6
Kahleah Copper is in her 7th season with the Chicago Sky, and Copper is averaging career highs in points. If Jewel Loyd is out with an injury, both Copper and Ionescu will be extremely important in the backcourt. Along with Sabrina Ionescu, Copper is shooting extremely efficient from the three-point (41.9 percent) and is averaging 17 points a game. I absolutely think Team Stewart will need Copper's three-point shooting capabilities in the backcourt.
Captain: A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces
|A’ja Wilson||Las Vegas Aces|
|Chelsea Gray||Las Vegas Aces|
|Jackie Young||Las Vegas Aces|
|Aliyah Boston||Indiana Fever|
|Arike Ogunbowale||Dallas Wings|
|Kelsey Plum||Las Vegas Aces|
|Allisha Gray||Atlanta Dream|
|Alyssa Thomas||Connecticut Sun|
|Cheyenne Parker||Atlanta Dream|
|DeWanna Bonner||Connecticut Sun|
|Rhyne Howard (Replacing Elena Delle Donne)||Atlanta Dream|
A'ja Wilson- Forward, Las Vegas Aces- Captain
PPG: 19.7 | FG: 53.2 % | 3 PT: 23.5 % | FT: 77 % | REB: 9.3 | AST: 2.1 | STL: 1.1 | BLK: 2.1 | TO: 1.5
A'ja Wilson is the captain of this team and is in her 6th season with the Las Vegas Aces. In 6 seasons, Wilson is an WNBA Champion, 2x WNBA MVP, defensive player of the year, and 5x WNBA All-Star. In fact, Wilson just recently won the ESPY's Best WNBA Player. A'ja is on a superior Aces team and is one of the most dominant offensive and defensive players on the court. Wilson stands at 6 foot 4 and is nearly averaging a double double this season. The Aces forward is averaging career highs in blocks and field goal percentage. Look for Wilson to stand out on both sides of the court.
Chelsea Gray- Guard, Las Vegas Aces
PPG: 14.8 | FG: 51.8 % | 3 PT: 45.5 % | FT: 95.2 % | REB: 3.5 | AST: 6.5 | STL: 1.4 | BLK: 0.5 | TO: 2.5
Chelsea Gray is in her 9th WNBA season, and 3rd with the Las Vegas Aces. The Aces are 19-2, and Gray plays on a complete stacked WNBA roster. The Vegas guard ranks 3rd in assists and three-point percentage, right behind teammate Jackie Young. Chelsea is a 2x WNBA Champion, Finals MVP, First Team, Second Team, and 5x WNBA All-Star. Gray, one of the best guards in the league, is averaging a high field goal and three-point percentage. She is athletic when attacking the basket, has toughness, and will have no problem dishing out dimes tonight to her teammates. In another words, Chelsea Gray is an absolute baller.
Jackie Young- Guard, Las Vegas Aces
PPG: 19.1 | FG: 57.3 % | 3 PT: 48.5 % | FT: 79.7 % | REB: 3.9 | AST: 3.8 | STL: 1.4 | BLK: 0.1 | TO: 1.7
The most dominant backcourt in the WNBA is comprised of Jackie Young, Chelsea Gray, and Kelsey Plum. In fact, all three of them are on Team Wilson in tonight's All-Star game. Young, in her 5th season with the Las Vegas Aces, is averaging career highs in points, field goal, and three-point percentage. Jackie Young is one of the best shooters in the WNBA, is an WNBA Champion, and 2x WNBA All-Star. Young excels in the catch and shoot, including shooting and moving around screens. She's incredible at reading defenses, and it will be fun to watch Chelsea Gray throw dimes to Young tonight.
Aliyah Boston- Forward, Indiana Fever
PPG: 15.4 | FG: 61 % | 3 PT: 66.7 % | FT: 81.6 % | REB: 8.4 | AST: 2.3 | STL: 1.0 | BLK: 1.3 | TO: 1.7
As a fellow UConn fan, I really saw how special Aliyah Boston was throughout her college career, and in the Championship game against Connecticut. Boston is in fact a rookie, and this will be her first WNBA All-Star appearance and start. In 20 games, Aliyah Boston leads the WNBA in three-point percentage (66.7), which is incredible. Standing at 6 foot 5, Boston gives Team Wilson size, and is incredible on the boards, and the defensive side of the basketball. Tonight, will be exciting for the rookie, and look for Boston to make some headlines tonight, and space the floor. In addition, Boston is shooting over 60 percent from both the field and the three, something NO other player has done this season.
Arike Ogunbowale- Guard, Dallas Wings
PPG: 21.6 | FG: 39.3 % | 3 PT: 29.3 % | FT: 88.5 % | REB: 3.2 | AST: 4.8 | STL: 1.8 | BLK: 0.2 | TO: 2.9
Arike Ogunbowale is in her 5th season in the WNBA, and all with the Dallas Wings. Ogunbowale is averaging over 20 points a game, and career highs in assists, blocks, steals, and free-throw percentage. In fact, Arike is a 3x WNBA All-Star, and has a ton of athletic and finishing moves.
Rhyne Howard- Guard, Atlanta Dream (Replaced Elena Delle Donne).
PPG: 18.5 | FG: 43 % | 3 PT: 39.6 % | FT: 77.4 % | REB: 4.8 | AST: 3.5 | STL: 1.2 | BLK: 0.4 | TO: 1.9
Rhyne Howard, in her second season with the Atlanta Dream, will replace Elene Delle Donne, of the Washington Mystics on this year's roster. Rhyne is a 2x WNBA All-Star, Rookie of the Year, and is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists, field goal and three-point percentage. Howard could be an x-factor in his All-Star game and is entering tonight with a 32- and 43-point performance this month. Not only is Howard a force on the offensive end, but she also plays elite defense. In fact, Howard has 13 steals in the last 6 games played.
Kelsey Plum- Guard, Las Vegas Aces
PPG: 19.1 | FG: 50 % | 3 PT: 37.9 % | FT: 89.6 % | REB: 2.6 | AST: 4.1 | STL: 1 | BLK: 0 | TO: 2.1
Kelsey Plum is the THIRD Aces player to be selected on Team Wilson and is one of the most popular guards in the WNBA. Plum is in her 6th year with the Aces, after they relocated from San Antonio in 2018. Kelsey is nearly averaging 20 points a game and is shooting a career high 50 field goal percentage. Additionally, Plum is an WNBA Champion, 2x All-Star, and the 2022 WNBA All-Star MVP. She also became the first player in Aces history to drop 40 points in a game, which came against the Minnesota Linx. She can shoot the three, attack the basket, and is a great facilitator.
The Las Vegas Aces are the reigning WNBA Champions, currently lead the WNBA in wins, and four players are on Team Wilson. The combination of A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, and Jackie Young is just too lethal. Team Wilson has the better of the backcourt, and on paper it seems this team will completely dominate, like last year. Team Stewart has some incredible players, and a strong frontcourt in Griner, Stewart, Sabally, and Ogwumike. Jewell Loyd is coming off an injury, in which her status hasn't changed. I like the addition of Courtney Vandersloot, who leads the WNBA in assists, and I think Ionescu will have a dominant game. Overall, it doesn't seem fair to me, and the two teams are mismatched in my opinion. Team Wilson has the better overall talent and players. Give me Team Wilson -5.5, OVER 249.5, or Team Wilson Money Line.
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