The Philadelphia Phillies have taken their fans on a roller coaster ride this year. As the calendar turns to September, PA sportsbooks feature updated odds for the Phillies and their chances to make the playoffs in 2022.
They’ve had their ups, and they’ve had their downs. And it seems that they had found their groove. While not necessarily expected to contend for the National League East division title, there were expectations.
Currently, the Phillies sit in third place in the NL East, 9.5 games behind the New York Mets. The Braves are in second, two games behind the Mets.
DraftKings Sportsbook PA has the Phillies listed at +50000 to win the NL East. The Mets are the odds-on favorite at -330, while the Braves are +270 to win the division.
Phillies playoff odds at PA sportsbooks
The Phillies had the reigning NL MVP back and healthy. They also had the Cy Young runner-up primed to lead an impressive pitching staff.
Philadelphia got out to a less-than-stellar start, going 22-29 through the first month and a half. Eventually, manager Joe Girardi was fired, just 51 games into his third season with the club.
Then the Phillies rattled off eight wins in a row, appearing to get their season back on track. Since firing Girardi, the Phillies have looked much better. Despite their winning ways, the Fightin’ Phils haven’t gained much ground on the first place Metropolitans.
However, the Phillies have put themselves in position to earn one of three Wild Card spots for the playoffs. They currently sit with four games of cushion in the second Wild Card.
Right now, the Phillies are to make the playoffs at PA online sportsbooks.
NL East odds
If you think the Phillies can leapfrog the Braves and finish second to the Mets, DraftKings has that available as a straight forecast with odds of +2000. That’s probably a tall order to ask at this point, however, with the Phils 7.5 games back of Atlanta.
The positive news is outfielder Bryce Harper is back after missing nearly two months with a broken left thumb. Philadelphia’s won four straight games, but the addition of Harper back in the lineup as a DH will be massive.
It seems unlikely that the Phillies can snag the division this season, although, anything is possible. Unfortunately, they won’t face the Mets again, having played them the total 19 times already. New York won the season series with a record of 14-5.
A better option could be the Phillies’ individual win total. Their current regular season wins over/under total stands at .
Since it seems they’ll be fighting throughout this last month or so for a postseason position, every win will matter.
Phillies futures odds at PA online sportsbooks
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- Regular season over/under win total:
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- Phillies odds to win NL East:
Phillies next game odds at PA sportsbooks
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