The lockout ended and Major League Baseball is back. Free agency starts immediately followed by a full 162-game season that starts on April 7. Will the Philadelphia Phillies land a free agent who will have a big enough impact to move their odds? The collective bargaining agreement expanded the playoff field to 12 teams. The Phillies have not made the playoffs since 2011 and with high-priced talents like Bryce Harper and Zach Wheeler, a trip to the playoffs is overdue.
Philadelphia Phillies 2022 odds World Series, NL Pennant, NL East
Philadelphia Phillies win total odds
The Phillies finished 82-80 in 2021 and missed the playoffs. They have not won more than 82 games since 2011.
DraftKings PA Sportsbook: Phillies Over 83.5 (-105)/Under 83.5 (-115)
MLB 2022 team win totals
Philadelphia Phillies playoff odds
It will be the main narrative surrounding the Phillies. Can they make the playoffs? DraftKings currently has their odds at Yes (+125)/No (-150).
2022 MLB betting preview
The 1998-2000 Yankees are the last team to win consecutive World Series. Last year the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros in six games. Oddsmakers installed the Los Dodgers (+700) as the favorites to win the 2022 World Series followed by the Astros +1000 and New York Mets +1200. The Phillies are a middle of the pack +4000.
2022 World Series odds
2022 NL Pennant Odds
The Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 2021 NL Pennant. In 2022, bookmakers have the Dodgers as the favorite to win the NL Pennant followed by the Phillies NL East Rival, New York Mets. The Mets went on an offseason spending spree and signed Max Scherzer to signed the biggest contract ever for an average salary ($43.3 million).
2022 NL East Odds
The Atlanta Braves won the NL East last year and the Phillies finished in second, 6.5 games out of the lead. Sportsbooks list the Braves +150 and the Mets +150 and the frontrunners in the division followed by the Phillies +550.
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