Phillies: 2019 season predictions and fun pop bets
+/- 86.5 wins
George (Over): In such a tough division you can go either way on how many wins the Phillies finish with this year. Because they play the Marlins so many times I expect them to rack up wins and be in a situation like the American League East was last year where three teams won at least 90 games.
I think the Phillies can win just about what the over/under we set is and finish with 88 wins in 2019. That would be a solid eight-game jump from last year after a historic 14 game leap from the year before.
Again, they’ll be right on the line, but I’ll take the over on wins.
John (Over): I am very confident about the number of wins this team will have. The team is projecting to finish around the 90-win mark, maybe one or two fewer. Either way, they should have 87 or more wins this season.
Before the team’s late August and September collapse last year, they were on pace to win 90 games. The new talent on the roster should prevent such a collapse and possibly even add onto that potential win total.
The only thing stopping this team from reaching the over is the division itself. The Braves, Nationals, and Mets could pose a significant challenge, but they all could have much worse seasons than predicted, as Washington did last year. Of course, the same could be true for the Phillies, but I don’t expect that to happen.
The 2019 Phillies not only have the chance to be the first winning team since 2011, but they will do their best to come close to the win total of that 2011 squad.