The journey to the World Series continues tonight in Arizona as Game 3 of the National League Championship series kicks off between the Phillies and Diamondbacks.
With a commanding 2-0 series lead, the Phillies look to end the series on the road. The Diamondbacks are looking to get back into this series as they cannot afford to go down 3 games to none.
Game 2 of the NLCS featured an offensive outburst by the Phillies. Like most of their playoff run so far, the Phils have been able to score at will. This has been great for betting purposes, as Phillies props have been cashing with ease.
With Ranger Suarez and Brandon Pfaadt on the mound for their respective teams, I can see that being the case once again in Game 3.
As you’re watching the NLCS tonight, get in on the action by rooting for the Phils and your wallet.
Phillies: Alec Bohm 2+ TB (+105)
Defense has been the story for Alec Bohm in these playoffs. Despite batting fourth in the lineup, the Phils’ third baseman has struggled at the plate.
Bohm finally seemed like he was starting to get in a groove in Game 2. While the box score might not reflect that too much, Bohm hit two balls really hard for lineouts in that game. Seeing Alec square up the baseball is an encouarging sign.
Chase Field in Arizona is also one of the bigger ballparks in baseball. Doubles are easy to hit in AZ and Bohm is a doubles hitter. With the 2 Total Base prop, he doesn’t necessarily mean he even needs to hit double to reach this mark. 2 singles, a double, triple, or home run will cash in this betting prop for Alec Bohm and it is one I feel very comfortable with taking in this matchup.
You can get Bohm 2+ total bases at +105 on DraftKings. A $10 bet would pay out $20.50.
Phillies: Bryce Harper – 1+ RBI (+145)
After a quieter outing in Game 2, I expect Bryce Harper to be smacking the ball around the park again in Game 3.
Bryce has 7 runs batted in during this current playoff run and excluding the Marlins’ series, Harper has driven in a run in every other game. Since he did not have a RBI in Game 2, the math will show that he is likely to have one in Game 3.
The best part of this bet is that Harper doesn’t even have to rely on his teammates for the opportunity to score a run. Going deep in this game would get the job done and this is a safer way of taking Bryce to hit a home run.
While you can parlay both together, I would stick with just the 1+ RBI for Bryce Harper in this game.
You can get a Harper RBI at +145 odds on DraftKings. A $10 bet would pay out $24.50.
Phillies: Trea Turner – 1+ Stolen Bases (+380)
After flying around the bases in the Braves series, the Phillies have not been as aggressive in the NLCS.
Turner has been using his speed like a weapon, which is one of the many reasons they Phillies emptied their pockets for him this past off-season.
It has been 5 games since Trea snagged a bag, but he does have 4 in this playoff run. A lot of these recent games haven’t really called for Trea to be aggressive, especially with how hot this Phillies’ lineup is.
If Game 3 is a little tight late in the game, I can see Trea getting on with a single, following it up with a stolen base of second, and then coming around on a base hit by Bryce Harper (oh hey look, the Bryce RBI!)
You can get a Turner stolen base at +380 odds on DraftKings. A $10 bet would pay out $48.
All three of these props can be taken straight up or combined in a parlay. Taking each item in a parlay will net you +1000 odds.
A $10 bet pays out a total of $110 and could be a nice payday. If you throw in the Phillies money line, that spikes to +1500 with a $160 payout on that same bet.
Is this a risky play? My answer is any time you plan on betting you are taking a risk. But the truth of the matter is that these are all very plausible options and if the Phils are going to win this game, they might need a little parlay magic to guide them to a 3-0 series lead.
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