The Philadelphia Phillies are coming into the 2023 MLB season with a target on their back.
The Phillies won’t be a surprise to anyone this season after winning the National League pennant in 2022, and falling two games short of the World Series.
Pennsylvania sportsbooks have upped the Phillies’ win total from a season ago after the additions the club made during the offseason. Pennsylvania bettors can bet on the Phillies’ odds to win the NL East, NL pennant, World Series and plenty of season-long props.
Phillies 2023 World Series futures odds
The Phillies shocked the baseball world and reached the World Series despite winning just 87 games, the least of any playoff team.
The additions of Trea Turner, Tijuan Walker, Gregory Soto and Craig Kimbrel have added to an already talented roster of pitchers and hitters.
The team is not expecting Bryce Harper back until the middle of the season because of Tommy John surgery and lost Rhys Hoskins for the year after tearing his ACL last week in Spring Training.
DraftKings PA Sportsbook placed the Phils with the ninth-best odds to win the World Series at +1800. The three teams the Phillies beat in the postseason in the Cardinals, Braves and Padres, each have shorter odds.
The Braves are favored to win the NL East at +105. The Mets are +170 and the Phillies are +425.
Phillies 2023 playoff odds
The storyline entering the 2022 season was: Could the Phillies make the playoffs for the first time since 2011? On Opening Day 2022, they were +125 to make the playoffs.
Since the Phils shattered those expectations, they are much more likely to make the playoffs this season. As Opening Day approaches, the Phillies are to qualify for the postseason.
Phillies regular season wins market
DraftKings had the Phillies win total last season set at 83.5. After the surprising run to the World Series, the Phillies’ win total for this year sits at .
Here are the win totals for the rest of the NL East:
- Braves: Over 94.5 (-110) / Under 94.5 (-110)
- Mets: Over 91.5 (-115) / Under 91.5 (-105)
- Marlins: Over 76.5 (-110) / Under 76.5 (-110)
- Nationals: Over 59.5 (-110) / Under 59.5 (-110)
Phillies 2023 season-long player props
DraftKings offers numerous markets of season-long props for players.
Here are some player props for key Phillies entering the 2023 season:
Kyle Schwarber props
- Home runs: Over 37.5 (-105) / Under 37.5 (-120)
- RBIs: Over 92.5 (-105) / Under 92.5 (-120)
Trea Turner props
- Home runs: Over 23.5 (-105) / Under 23.5 (-120)
- Hits: Over 176.5 (-110) / Under 176.5 (-115)
Aaron Nola props
- Wins: Over 13.5 (-105) / Under 13.5 (-120)
- Strikeouts: Over 212.5 (-105) / Under 212.5 (-120)
Zack Wheeler props
- Wins: Over 12.5 (-115) / Under 12.5 (-110)
- Strikeouts: Over 182.5 (-105) / Under 182.5 (-120)
Phillies 2023 specials at PA sportsbooks
DraftKings offers some of the best special markets among PA sportsbooks.
You can bet on just the month of April. Some of the April betting markets include:
Most regular season wins by end of April
- Braves: +185
- Mets: +205
- Phillies: +265
- Marlins: +600
- Nationals: +3500
Team with most wins by end of April
- Dodgers: +600
- Rays: +850
- Braves: +900
- Padres: +950
- Yankees: +950
- Mets: +1000
- Phillies: +1200
- Astros: +1200
DraftKings is setting the Phillies win total in April at Over 15.5 (+105) / Under 15.5 (-125). They play 29 regular games in March and April.
DraftKings also provides head-to-head odds for most regular season wins. If the Astros win 100 games, the Phillies would have to win a minimum of 93 games for a +7.5 bettor to win the wager.
DraftKings placed the Phillies against the Astros and Pirates:
- Phillies +7.5 wins (-115) / Astros -7.5 wins (-105)
- Phillies -21.5 wins (+100) / Pirates +21.5 wins (-120)
PlayPennsylvania’s best over Phillies bets
Here are the best over bets for the Phillies in the 2023 season:
Over 88.5 wins
PA bettors can get Over 88.5 wins at DraftKings for +105. With Harper expected back midseason and Hoskins done for the year with an ACL, their availability might not impact the win total all that much.
The team went 31-20 without Harper last season after he broke his thumb on June 27. Surprisingly, the Phillies were only 50-48 in games Harper started.
Darick Hall should be an adequate replacement for Hoskins at first base against right-handed pitching. As long as the Phillies’ pitching holds up, and it should with the additions, they should win more than 90 games.
Take the over.
Aaron Nola Over 205.5 strikeouts
Aaron Nola’s strikeout total is set at 205.5 (-113) at FanDuel PA Sportsbook. He’s made at least 32 starts over the last four full MLB seasons. In those four seasons, he’s easily cleared 206 strikeouts:
- 2018: 224
- 2019: 229
- 2021: 223
- 2022: 235
Nola struck out 96 batters in 71.1 innings during a pandemic-shortened season in 2020. Had Nola pitched 200 innings that season, he was on pace for 270 strikeouts.
Luckily, durability is the least of your worries when betting on Nola.
Bet the over.
PlayPennsylvania’s best under Phillies bets
Kyler Schwarber Under 37.5 home runs
BetMGM PA Sportsbook has Kyle Schwarber’s home run total set at Over 37.5 (-115) / Under 37.5 (-115).
In Schwarber’s eight seasons in the MLB, he’s hit more than 38 home runs only twice, once in 2019 (38) and last season (46). Those were the only two seasons that Schwarber has played more than 150 games in a campaign.
Schwarber is an easy player to root for and the unquestioned leader of the Phillies, but to hit 38 home runs and to have another relatively healthy season is certainly a gamble.
Bet the under.
Trea Turner Under 23.5 home runs
DraftKings has Turner’s home run total set at Over 23.5 (-105) / Under 23.5 (-125).
Turner has hit 24 or more home runs just once in his career, which came in 2021.
In the three seasons Turner has played at least 148 games, 2021 was the only season he hit more than 24. In 2018, Turner hit 19 home runs in 162 games and last season he collected 21 in 160 games.
Bet the under.