How does Vegas view the Phillies after their recent drop in form when it comes to their World Series odds?
The 2023 MLB season is beginning to wind down and while the NL East is out of reach, a miracle World Series run certainly isn’t. After a torrid start to the season, the Phillies have been able to assert themselves as the leading NL Wild Card candidate, and, as a result, should have the opportunity to make some noise in the postseason. But how does Vegas view their chances of winning it all?
Phillies World Series odds slashed since All Star Break
MLB World Series Odds: Phillies odds now +1400
The Phillies were originally +1500 to win the World Series and rose to +2800 following their disappointing opening stint. At the All-Star break, that number was around +2400, and it’s now dropped to +1400 following another stunning Summer. While things have cooled off since, their spot in the MLB betting hierarchy appears to have stabilized.
There is every chance that the team can ignite another Red October. We’ve seen them upset the Braves before and although they weren’t able to topple them in the regular season, who’s to say history won’t repeat itself?
A historic month of August saw the Phillies The score 42 runs in the month’s final week. They also led the league in three categories through their most recent 6 games coming into September. Their team’s batting average of .329 and slugging percentage of .628 were the best in the league, while their 14 homers were second only to the Seattle Mariners.
The team is now 3.5 games clear of the wild card cut-line and there are only 13 games remaining in their 2023 regular season campaign. It’s hard not to imagine them making the postseason with ease. This should entice bettors to get behind the Phillies in-time for their push to make a second consecutive World Series.
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