The Phillies are a vibe right now, mashing homers and celebrating every moment like a team of destiny.
Las Vegas agrees.
After destroying the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of the NLCS to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, Philadelphia is the new betting favorite to win the World Series. Depending on what book you're looking at, they're currently between +110 and +120 to win the title, but no matter where you look, the Phillies are favorites over the Texas Rangers.
Phillies World Series odds
The Rangers were betting favorites before last night. They're up 2-0 on the vaunted Houston Astros. The biggest difference is the Rangers won both games on the road, whereas the Phillies won the first two games at home. Either way, the Phillies usurped them atop the standings with their dominant 10-0 win in Game 2.
It's impossible to argue with those odds with the way Philly is playing. The Phillies have hit 16 home runs in their last five games, the most in MLB postseason history. They've hit three home runs in each game against the Diamondbacks and have a .575 slugging percentage in the postseason thus far.
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The Phillies are currently -750 to win the NL pennant, which gives them an implied probability of 88.2% to make the World Series.
While +120 odds aren't the biggest payout, it's hard to bet on anyone but the Phillies right now. They have plenty of experience in this situation having advanced to the World Series final last year and the camaraderie they're displaying is unquestionable. They're having fun together and dominating opponents both at the plate and on the mound. That's a dangerous combination.
There's a reason Vegas has tabbed the Phillies as the betting favorite and I don't see their odds getting any shorter than this the rest of the way. The Phillies feel inevitable right now and the betting gods agree.
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