Philadelphia baseball fans can finally stop talking about labor disputes and start talking about 2020 Phillies World Series odds and props.
Many fans who partake in the PA online sports betting market, will finally have a major professional sport to wager on when Major League Baseball resumes on July 23-24.
It’s true that Phillies’ history hasn’t been all that kind. The team has won the World Series only two times in a mostly painful 138 years. Perhaps, though, a potentially powerful offense and the 1-2 punch of Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler atop the starting rotation will propel Joe Girardi’s squad to an unexpected title run in this season’s 60-game sprint.
That being said, let’s run through everything you need to know about the current Phillies world series odds and betting props.
2020 Phillies World Series Odds
Here are the current 2020 Phillies World Series odds at some of the top legal online sportsbooks:
Across the board, oddsmakers are surprisingly bullish on the Phillies’ title chances this season. In total, they have slotted the Phillies anywhere from tied for the seventh best odds (DraftKings Sportsbook) to tied for the ninth best odds (FanDuel Sportsbook).
While that seems fairly encouraging, it’s worth noting three National League East teams are positioned ahead of the Phillies at each sportsbook. For instance, at DraftKings, the Braves (+1300), Nationals (+1800), and Mets (+2000) each have better odds.
What makes the Phillies’ path particularly difficult is what projects to be a brutal schedule.
Beyond 10 difficult games with the three aforementioned division foes, the Phils will also have to deal with the likes of the Yankees, Rays, and Red Sox in the AL East.
What about the lowly Marlins, you ask?
The Phillies went only 9-10 against Miami a year ago. If they replicate such a mediocre performance again this year, they’ll have no shot to compete.
2020 Phillies World Series Odds Promos
So, where’s the best deal to bet on the Phillies to win the World Series?
There’s a few reasons for this:
- While the Phillies are currently priced at +2500 to win it all, FanDuel is also offering a World Series Win Bonus promo. Those who bet at least $50 on the Phillies (or any other team) to win the World Series will earn a $5 bonus for each win over their first 10 games.
- FanDuel is also running an odds boost on the Phillies to win the National League at +1800 (boosted from +1300), so there are multiple ways to take advantage of added value here.
DraftKings Sportsbook figures to add its own baseball-specific and Phillies-based promos but has yet to do so at the time of this post.
Phillies Odds to Win the National League
Of course, if you like the Phillies to make a run but aren’t sure they can take down an American League opponent to win it all, you can take them to win the National League pennant. Here’s a look at the current market prices:
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Currently, FOX Bet likes the Phils the best as it lists them at +900 to win the National League. Only the Dodgers (+150), Braves (+500), Nationals (+800), and Cardinals (+800) have better odds.
Phillies Division Odds
There’s plenty to bet on other than the Phillies 2020 World Series odds. Here are the Phillies’ odds to win the NL East this season:
- DraftKings Sportsbook: +325
- FanDuel Sportsbook: +320
Currently, DraftKings Sportsbook provides the biggest payout on the Phillies to win the National League East. At both cases, Philadelphia is behind the Braves, Nationals, and Mets. Here’s how it shakes out at DraftKings:
- Braves (+215)
- Nationals (+250)
- Mets (+275)
- Phillies (+325)
- Marlins (+20000)
The Mets, too? Really?
Yes, it’s the Mets, and it’s true that Noah Syndergaard will miss the season, but New York finished 46-26 over its final 72 games a year ago and still possesses a deep rotation with a talented bullpen that began to figure things out down the stretch.
The defending champion Nationals remain dangerous even without the services of Anthony Rendon, while the Braves are arguably the league’s most talented team.
The above obstacles are probably why some offshore books have set the Phillies’ preliminary win total at 31.5. This rather average number isn’t so much an indictment of the Phillies as it is a compliment to just how good the NL East might be.
- FanDuel: 31.5 (over -106, under -116)
- DraftKings: 31.5 (over -112, under -112)
Phillies Player Props
As is the case with other baseball betting markets, expect several wagering options to be added in the coming days. For now, here’s a look at what’s out there on the player prop market–all of which are available at FOX Bet.
National League Cy Young
The NL Cy Young market is led by top arms like Jacob deGrom (+350), Max Scherzer (+400) and Walker Buehler (+800), but Aaron Nola (+2200) and Zack Wheeler (+5000) are also in the mix.
In fact, FOX Bet is offering Aaron Nola at boosted +2800 odds to win this year’s Cy Young Award, presenting an opportunity to catch some additional value.
Nola struggled down the stretch a year ago, posting a 6.51 ERA in September/October, but also managed to put together some fantastic stretches. Wheeler, meanwhile, was outstanding in the second half last season, posting a 2.83 ERA. Many believe that Wheeler is poised to take a huge jump this season, finally capitalizing on his immense talent.
National League MVP
When you think about the Phillies and MVP candidates, it all comes back to one name: Bryce Harper. There’s a reason for that. Harper, who won the 2015 NL MVP, overcame an average start last season to post a .941 OPS and 19 HR in 67 second-half games.
With a year in Philly under his belt, it’s entirely reasonable to think Harper will carry that momentum into this season. Oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook wouldn’t be shocked if this happens as Harper currently has the seventh best odds to win the award at +1800.
Meanwhile, Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto each check in at +6600, while Didi Gregorius (+10000) and Andrew McCutchen (+12500) are long shots.