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BREAKING: Vegas Predicts Phillies to Be Terrible Next Year

Jim Adair - October 31, 2014

No one, not even the man currently in charge, is expecting the Phillies to contend this year, and rightfully so. So it’s no surprise that the Phillies’ World Series (super early) odds aren’t very high. But second lowest? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Last year, the Phillies tied with the Kansas City Royals at 33/1 odds to win it all (the WS Champ Giants were put at 18/1), but this year they’re second from the bottom— though four teams are tied with the worst odds. Here’s what the odds look like:

Chicago White Sox 40/1
Milwaukee Brewers 40/1
New York Mets 40/1
Chicago Cubs 50/1
Miami Marlins 50/1
San Diego Padres 66/1
Philadelphia Phillies 75/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 100/1
Colorado Rockies 100/1
Houston Astros 100/1
Minnesota Twins 100/1

Below the Mets. Below the Marlins. Well below the Nationals (tied for best odds at 15/2) and way behind the Braves (22/1). It’s gonna be a long, ugly, stretch, but a necessary one. It’s The Phillies Way!

The Sixers are By Far the Worst Team in the NBA, According to Oddsmakers

Jim Adair - October 2, 2014

Pictured: The high point of the 76ers season. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Pictured: The high point of the 76ers season.
Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

We all know this Sixers season is going to be … interesting. That’s a given. The team is at the beginning of a long rebuild, and we’re still a few years away (hopefully) from any real success, but this still feels a bit insulting. According to Vegas oddsmakers, the 76ers have the worst odds at the NBA Championship and the worst projected win total. And it’s not even close.

Oddsmakers Bovada have the 76ers chances of winning the championship at 500/1, which sounds fine and accurate, but no other team’s odds are worse than 300/1 (where it’s a three-way tie between T’Wolves, Bucks, and Jazz). And in Westgate SuperBook’s projected win totals, they’ve got the Sixers at 15.5 — much nicer than USA Today‘s prediction — but the next lowest win total is the Milwaukee Bucks with 24.5, a whole nine games better than the Sixers.

It’s going to be a long season, but I figure the odds Sam Hinkie worries the most about are the odds that the NBA will change the lottery rules before next year’s draft.

Nerlens Noel Has the Same Rookie of the Year Odds as Julius Randle

Jim Adair - June 27, 2014

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In all of the hype and uncertainty around Joel Embiid and Dario Saric — who will not play in the NBA this year or next — you may have thought to yourself, “Well, there goes any chance of the Sixers having back-to-back Rookie of the Year winners.” That’s wrong, because you forgot about Nerlens Noel, last year’s draft pick who is still technically a rookie because he’s yet to step on the court. Noel is all ready to go this year, with an even taller haircut and 9/1 odds at winning RotY. Plus, he should spend a lot of time on the floor since Bryon Mullens won’t be bogarting his minutes.

Oddsmakers Put Sixers’ Championship Chances Next Year at Nonexistent

Jim Adair - June 18, 2014

BetVega released their odds for next year’s NBA Finals, because it’s never too early — even with LeBron’s future uncertain and the draft next week — and way, way down at the bottom, there’s this:

“Milwaukee Bucks 200/1
Philadelphia 76ers 200/1”

And we’re 100% fine with that, as long as the odds for 2017/2018-ish are much, much better.


Vegas Likes The Eagles in 2012

Kyle Scott - February 6, 2012

It seems like someone appreciates the fact that Juan Castillo is working hard. Whom, you ask? VEGAS BABY. VEGAS!

The 2013 Super Bowl odds are out, and tied for third place with the Steelers, at 6-1 odds, are your Philadelphia Eagles, who come in just ahead of the Super Bowl champs: 

New England Patriots 5-1

Green Bay Packers 11-2

Pittsburgh Steelers 6-1

Philadelphia Eagles 6-1

New York Giants 8-1 


Don’t put too much stock into this, though. On September 12, the Eagles were third, behind the Patriots and Packers, at 7-1. The Giants were 14th… at 40-1.

via Bloomberg 

Phillies are Second Favorite to Win it All in 2011

Kyle Scott - November 2, 2010 released it's 2011 World Series Winner odds.  The Yankees are number one at 4:1, followed by the Phillies at 6:1.

Poor Pirates, coming at 150:1.

Full rankings after the jump.

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