The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t been close to a championship since they went to back-to-back World Series in 2008/2009. However, there’s renewed hope among Phillies fans.
Those fans are back at Citizens Bank Park this year to support former NL Manager of the Year Joe Girardi, Bryce Harper and Aaron Nola in their push to put the Phillies back at the top of the NL East.
Does that mean it’s time to start betting on the Phillies again? That’s up to you, but you don’t have to go far to do so as New Jersey’s legal online sportsbooks have all the Phillies odds you can handle for the MLB season.
See below for our guide to betting on the Phillies including the best available odds for today’s Phillies game, current Phillies World Series odds, Bryce Harper prop odds, and more
See below for the best available odds at NJ online sportsbooks for today’s Phillies game. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and get your bets started.
Think this is the year the Phillies put it all together and return to the World Series? Below find the latest Phillies futures odds at NJ online sportsbooks, including winning the NL East, winning the NL pennant or winning the World Series. Click on any odds to head to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start locking your bets in:
The Phillies signed Bryce Harper to a 13-year, $330 million contract in 2019 — at the time the richest contract in baseball history. And Harper has delivered, for the most part. Whether that makes Harper a good bet to win a second NL MVP award in 2021 is up to you. See below for the best current Harper MVP and prop odds at New Jersey sportsbooks.
The MLB futures market is where you can bet on how the Phillies, or any other MLB team, will do for the season, and potentially postseason, as a whole. That means you can place bets on teams to win over or under a set number of regular season games, win their division, make the postseason, win the pennant or win the World Series. Most MLB futures odds are first available in the offseason and move around all year long based on how the things are playing out.
However, you lock in the current odds at the time you place your bet. Here’s how the Phillies futures odds looked at the start of the 2021 MLB season:
You can see above how the stand now. Of course, the MLB futures market also includes player futures. Look above for the latest Bryce Harper futures odds, or check with sportsbooks in New Jersey, which will likely have futures like:
These will obviously change throughout the year. To stay on top of the latest Phillies futures odds, check the feed above or check our dedicated futures odds feed here.
When Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004, it was branded as a great hitter’s park, but that may have been more about the hard hitting lineups the Phillies had than anything else. In each of its first few years, the ballpark was near or at the top for total home runs hit there. However, the walls were moved back in 2007, and Citizens Bank Park has been only a slightly above average offensive ballpark in more recent years.
Still, from 2010 to 2016, hitters at Citizens Bank Park produced 101 runs for every 100 runs in the average MLB ballpark and 117 home runs for every 100 home runs in the average MLB ballpark. That’s why it’s still considered a hitter’s park, which is something you should keep in mind when betting on games there.
Here is a look at how the Phillies have done against their rivals in the National League and NL East in particular:
Here’s a look at the Phillies’ starting pitching for 2021:
Manager Joe Girardi announced that Hector Neris would be the Phillies’ closer ahead of the season. Neris has been the closer since 2017, although he’s lost and regained the job more than once.
Neris has had 70 career saves and an 82.4% save conversion rate during the past three seasons. Righty Archie Bradley and lefty José Alvarado will be the setup men, but both have been closers before and could step in should Neris falter.
Neris posted two saves in two opportunities through the Phils’ first 18 games of 2021.
Most New Jersey sportsbooks will post game lines for Phillies games that will look like this:
The names in brackets are those of the starting pitchers. After that, you can see three basic game lines.
The first is the run line. Standard run lines are 1.5. A negative number means bets on that team win if it wins by two runs or more. A positive number means bets on that team win if it avoids losing by two runs or more. The odds on run line bets are in parentheses. Negative odds tell you how much you must bet to win $100 plus your bet back. Positive odds tell you how much you stand to win, plus your bet back, for every $100 that you bet. Alternative run lines at different odds should be available, as well.
The second line is the moneyline. This is where you bet on outright winners. The odds are also either negative or positive, telling you how much you stand to win.
Finally, the third line is the total, with the odds in parentheses. Here, you’re betting on whether the total combined score from both teams will be more or less than the line. In this case, with a line of 4.5, the over is five runs or more and the under is four runs or fewer. There is no chance of a push.
Live betting allows you to place bets during Phillies games, if you wish. That means you can hedge bets, make up for bad bets or increase your action at live Phillies betting odds that change with how the game is progressing.
While it’s mostly the same markets you can bet on before any game, live betting also opens up inning-by-inning betting and an increased number of game props at odds that change based on the score, the inning and who has the momentum. Of course, these are all factors that can change very fast, which means the odds change fast, too, making online sportsbooks and apps the only way to keep up.
If you’re going to bet on the Philadelphia Phillies with an NJ online sportsbook, you should probably go for one that offers a lot of value. The Fox Bet app could be it.
The Fox Sports-affiliated sportsbook became an authorized gaming operator of MLB in 2019 and was offering a boost on “Phillies to win the World Series’’ bets from +3500 odds to +4500 ahead of the 2021 season. While the Phils remain a longshot, the +1000 boost makes this a great value.
You can sign up with Fox Bet via the link provided.
While the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers and Flyers have all inked deals naming individual official sportsbook partners, the Philadelphia Phillies have not. However, Major League Baseball has a plethora of official partners among NJ online sportsbooks:
PointsBet also has a deal with NBC and its media channels, which means PointsBet ads air during Phillies games on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Here are the players who have led the Phillies in a number of key statistical categories over the past two seasons:
|Batting Average||Alec Bohm, .338||Jean Segura .280|
|Homeruns||Bryce Harper, 13||Bryce Harper 35|
|Hits||Didi Gregorius, 61||Cesar Hernandez 171|
|RBIs||Didi Gregorius, 40||Bryce Harper 114|
|Runs||Bryce Harper, 41||Bryce Harper 98|
|Wins||Aaron Nola, 5||Aaron Nola 12|
|Saves||Hector Neris, 5||Hector Neris 28|
The Phillies picked up four new prospects in the 2020 MLB draft:
Victory Bar and Grill is just 25 minutes from Citizens Bank Park across the Walt Whitman Bridge and into South Jersey. It’s known for its friendly service staff, comfortable atmosphere, quality food, fine beverages and selection of local craft beers. It’s also a great place to root for the Phillies, with games on the many flat-screen TVs. South Jersey Magazine voted Victory Bar and Grill its Best Sports Bar of 2013.
Phillies games are on TV on NBC Sports Philadelphia and radio on 94 WIP and WTTM 1680. You can also stream Phillies games on the internet with a subscription to MLB.tv, though blackout restrictions may apply.
It’s hard to say what the biggest bet on the Phillies has been, since sportsbooks don’t always release that data. However, we can tell you that a lot of money is being bet on the over for the Phillies’ win total of 80.5 in 2021, with local sportsbooks reporting close to 98% of the money bet in this market being on the over.
Philadelphia Phillies great Lenny Dykstra has had his share of financial and legal troubles since retiring from baseball, including bankruptcy, bankruptcy fraud, grand theft auto, drug possession and indecent exposure. He served time in federal prison. He was recently in court again, suing former teammate Ron Darling for allegations in Darling’s recent book that Dykstra made racist remarks toward Red Sox pitcher Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. The case was dismissed.
Famous Phillies fans include actor Bradley Cooper, who was born in Philadelphia; “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Rob McElhenney, who grew up in South Philadelphia; and actor Miles Teller, who has thrown out the first pitch at a Phillies game. You can also add Fresh Prince Will Smith to that list; after all, he’s from West Philadelphia, born and raised.
The average price of a Phillies ticket is around $48, but you can get tickets for as low as $19. Tickets are available in 2021 through MLB.com.
The Phillie Phanatic may well be the best mascot in sports. He has been voted best mascot ever by Sports Illustrated Kids and the best mascot in sports by Forbes Magazine. Plus, the Phanatic is a charter member of the Mascot Hall of Fame.
The Phillie Phanatic is the big, furry, green flightless bird who acts as the official mascot for the Philadelphia Phillies. According to an official bio, the Phanatic is from the Galapagos Islands and he is the Phillies’ biggest fan.
Harper actually lives just outside Las Vegas in a $2.7 million mansion in Henderson, Nevada, that he bought in 2016. It’s a five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 7,395-square-foot property off a golf course.
The Phillies’ Twitter account is @phillies. It laughingly calls itself “the Phillie Phanatic’s burner account” and boasts 1.8 million followers. The account has been around since July 2009.
To no one’s surprise, Bryce Harper is the top-rated Phillies player in The Show. He’s got a 91 rating, but J.T. Realmuto is right behind him at 90.