WNBA Draft 2020 Picks and Odds: Ionescu Is a Lock For No. 1

Updated February 9, 2023By Chris Boline

The 2020 WNBA Draft takes place online on April 17 and to say Sabrina Ionescu is a lock to be the number one WNBA Draft 2020 picks is an understatement to end all understatements. Our friends at BetOnline, where you can claim a $1,000 bonus, have Ionescu being -10000 to be the overall number one pick.

Obviously, theres no value in betting there, so well take you through some of the other WNBA draft picks bets you can make.

Ionescu Will Be The Overall No. 1 Pick

They say nothing in life is certain apart from death and taxes. Well, they need to alter that statement to include Sabrina Ionescu being the number one in the WNBA draft picks 2020. The Oregon Ducks star is the standout player of the 2020 WNBA draft and is all but guaranteed to be heading to New York Liberty.

BetOnline price this as -10000 so there is absolutely zero value in placing a bet on this happening. Why is this so certain to happen? Because Ionescu became the first-ever college basketball player to record 2,000 points and 1,000 assists and rebounds! She would likely have been the 2019 overall number one pick had she not returned to Oregon for her senior year.

There is no way on this planet New York Liberty is turning down the chance of taking Ionescu.

Who Will Be The Number Two Pick?

Betting on the number 2 draft pick is a little closer although we think this market is also nailed on. BetOnline makes Satou Sabally the -300 favorite, ahead of Lauren Cox +200 against anyone else in the field (+1000).

Dallas Wings have the choice of the second-round picks and they simply have to go for Sabally. She is an Oregon teammate of Ionescu and is highly rated. Sabally is extremely athletic and stands at 6-4, which is huge in the womens game.

Also going in favor of Sabally is she was named the nations top small forward last season, getting her hands on the Cheryl Miller Award as a result. Sabally is going to the Wings, mark our words. If you think differently, bet on Cox but avoid the rest of the field.

What Other Value Bets Are There?

One betting market, in particular, has caught out eye because it seems incredible value. BetOnline has a market for how many Oregon Ducks players are drafted in the top five. The options are two (-300), three or more (+150), One (+1600) and Zero (+10000).

We cant see anything other than exact two, those two being Ionescu and Sabally who will be the top two picks. Pick number three is also nailed on with it being Lauren Cox of Baylor going to the Indiana Fever. We believe Atlanta Dream will select Chennedy Carter of Texas with the Wings getting the fifth pick, probably Megan Walker of UConn.

In fact, the only other Oregon player that could possibly go in the top five is Ruthy Heberd, a point forward, but there are better options than her in this position. Jump onto the -200 offered for two Oregon players drafted in the top five and what that money come rolling in!

Weve chosen odds from BetOnline for the 2020 WNBA draft picks, but you can also find them at these other leading sports betting sites.

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Chris Boline
Chris Boline

As a devout aficionado of sports, Chris Boline has carved a career within the athletic realm. A skilled scribe, he boasts a decade-long portfolio that encompasses coverage of the NBA G League, the Los Angeles Chargers, football in the Mountain West Conference, and basketball. Beyond his professional pursuits, Chris is deeply invested in his community and dedicates his leisure hours to serving on boards, collaborating with community organizations, and cherishing the company of loved ones.

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