The Philadelphia Phillies rode a late-season hot streak all the way to a National League Championship last season, ultimately falling to the Houston Astros in the World Series.
The Phillies ended with an 87-75 record and a plus-62 run differential in a tough NL East division and should be in for another tough battle in 2023. Unfortunately, they will be without former MVP Bryce Harper for much of the first half after the superstar underwent Tommy John surgery this offseason.
The good news for Philadelphia is that they reeled in a massive free agent this offseason in the form of shortstop Trea Turner, who should give the offense a tremendous boost at the top. In addition, right-hander Taijuan Walker will join a starting rotation led by Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler, and Ranger Suarez.
Can the Phillies capture lightning in a bottle twice? Or will they struggle to repeat their success in a competitive National League? Let’s look at our favorite sportsbooks to determine best bets and props for the 2023 season.
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Phillies Top Betting Odds 2023
Phillies MLB betting odds are current as of Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. from Caesars Sportsbook.
- World Series Winners: (+1300)
- Win National League pennant: (+650)
- Win NL East title: (+220)
- Win Total: Over 88.5 (-110) | Under 88.5 (-110)
If Philadelphia can stay afloat while Harper is out of commission, they have more than enough talent to make a deep postseason run. This makes a World Series wager a decent value at +1300, as well as a bet of the NL Pennant.
On the other hand, there is not much value in betting on the Phillies to claim the NL East crown at just +220 in what is expected to be a tight three-way race, including the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves.
2023 MLB Futures Odds
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Phillies Futures Bets 2023
Phillies To Win World Series (+1300) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
When healthy, the Phillies boast a lineup that includes Turner, Harper, Kyle Schwarber, J.T. Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, and Nick Castellanos. That is some serious firepower capable of hanging with any team in the majors.
If you add in an improved rotation that contains two legitimate Cy Young contenders, you have a solid World Series contender at the going rate on most sportsbooks.
Phillies To Win NL Pennant (+650) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
As mentioned above, Philadelphia has a stacked roster. At +650, a wager on the Phillies winning the NL Pennant is a solid value.
If you believe in this team, there is no reason to avoid doubling down on a World Series bet as well.
On the other hand, I would avoid investing in a wager for the NL East, given the current odds and competition.
Phillies Player Prop Bets 2023
Kyle Schwarber: Leads MLB in Home Runs (+1000) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Schwarber led the National League with 46 home runs in 2022, trailing only Aaron Judge (62) for the major league title. However, I think it’s safe to assume Judge will be a bit closer to the pack in 2023, making Schwarber a fine choice to lead the majors at +1000.
Aaron Nola: Wins NL Cy Young Award (+1000) at Ceasars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The Phillies ace led all major league starting pitchers with 6.3 WAR last season while posting a 3.25 ERA, 2.58 FIP, and 2.77 xFIP. Nola is a solid bet to provide 200 innings while providing strong strikeout totals.
How to Bet Phillies Moneylines
Moneyline bets are a simple way of wagering on MLB games. All you need to do is pick the winner of the game, and you’ll win your bet.
The odds are quite easy to understand, too. For example, if the Phillies are a (-200) favorite, you would have to bet $20 to win $10. If they’re a (+200) underdog, you can win $20 off a $10 bet.
These odds will change every day depending upon the Phillies’ matchup, so there’s always an opportunity for value every step of the way.
How to Bet Phillies Run Line
Run Line betting is another common way to bet on MLB games, and you’re probably already familiar with it. You may know it as how much a team is “picked by" to win.
If the Phillies are 1.5 run favorites over the Nationals, the Run Line would look something like this: Phillies -1.5 (-200) vs Nationals +1.5 (+200).
In this scenario, the Phillies would have to win by more than one run to cash your bet.
How to Bet Phillies Over/Unders
If you’re unsure about the Phillies’ moneyline or run line on a given day, you can still place a bet on the Over/Under — or total — in the matchup.
Sportsbooks will set a line for how many combined runs they project will be scored. From there, you can bet on the Over or Under.
For example, if you believe in the Phillies’ offense and think it’ll be a high-scoring game, then you’ll want to take the Over. However, if it’s supposed to be more of a pitcher’s duel, you should go with the Under.