The Philadelphia Phillies’ postseason odds are getting worse
The Philadelphia Phillies cannot get out of their own way, as evidenced by yet another abysmal weekend against a team that is supposed to be worse than them.
Colorado beat Philadelphia three times in four games, including two games that were decided by one run. The Rockies came into the series 63-77, and are leaving it 66-78, still 27 1/2 games out of first in the NL West. The Phillies, meanwhile, are once again perilously close to being below .500; after this series, they are 72-71.
The Phillies were never favorites to win the pennant, let alone the World Series, but their odds have not improved one bit as their September struggles continue.
They are now at +2,500 (bet $100 to win $2,500) in the pennant futures, and +5,000 (bet $100 to win $5,000) to win the World Series.
Which National League team will win the pennant?
Ahead of the Phillies in the pennant futures are the Dodgers (+130), Brewers (+325), Giants (+375), Braves (+700), Padres (+1,500), and Reds (+2000).
At this point, it’s a small consolation that the Mets are below the Phillies at +4,000, as they practically served up the division title on a silver platter to the Braves and Phillies, and the Phillies have essentially ruined their shot at winning their first division title since 2011.
Who will win the 2021 World Series?
The current favorites to win the World Series are the Dodgers (+275), followed by the Astros (+475).
While the Phillies have not yet ruined their chances at playing postseason baseball for the first time in a decade, their inability to beat bad teams has hurt them all season long.