Philadelphia Phillies and Wheeler Are Favorites at PA Sportsbooks; Harper MVP Odds Move

Written By Katie Kohler on August 9, 2021

What a difference a week makes. On August 1, the Philadelphia Phillies were in third place in the NL East, 4 1/2 games behind the New York Mets. Their odds to win the division was +450 and long odds of +2800 for the National League Pennant.

On August 8, after Zach Wheeler tossed a complete game shutout, the Phillies sit in first place in NL East and lead the Atlanta Braves by two games. The quick trip from four games out to first marks the first time a team has accomplished the feat in 105 years.

The Phillies are now +115 to win the NL East and +1000 to win the NL Pennant at Pennsylvania sports betting apps. Two of their players are also in the discussion to win awards, too.

Philadelphia Phillies NL East odds 2021

Winning the NL East is the Phillies best chance to make the playoffs and end the National League’s longest playoff drought.

 Opening oddsApril 1May 1 June 1July 15August 1August 9
(After sweeping Mets)
Phillies NL East+850+875+450+1100+1800+450+115

2021 Philadelphia Phillies odds

Winners of eight straight (their longest streak since 2012), the Phillies are 59-53 with 50 games remaining. Here’s a look at the Phillies odds at some PA sportsbooks.

NL East odds

NL Pennant odds

  • BetMGM: +1000
  • DraftKings: +1400
  • FanDuel: +1000
  • BerRivers: +1250

World Series odds

  • BetMGM: +2500
  • DraftKings: +3500
  • FanDuel: +4500
  • BetRivers: +2500

Phillies odds to make playoffs at DraftKings

  • DraftKings: No (-140)/Yes (+105)

At the start of the season, the Phillies odds to make the playoffs: No (-385)/ Yes (+285)

Wheeler NL CY Young odds

At the All-Star break, New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was the runaway favorite to win the NL Cy Young award. On July 2, his odds were -700. Phillies’ Zach Wheeler was at +2200 not so much due to his lack of dominance but because of deGrom’s otherworldly numbers. However, deGrom landed on the injured list with a forearm issue in mid July and is out until at least September. In 15 starts, he went 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA and a 13.27 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

With deGrom on the shelf, Wheeler has emerged as a favorite for the NL Cy Young.  In 23 starts, Wheeler leads the majors with 181 strikeouts and 156 innings pitched. His record is 10-6 with a 2.42 ERA. At the start of the season, Wheeler was +6000 to lead the league in strikeouts and +3300 to win the CY Young award.

Zach Wheeler CY Young odds

  • BetMGM: +200
  • DraftKings: +185
  • FanDuel: +200
  • BetRivers: +225

Harper NL MVP odds

Bryce Harper opened the season at +1500 to win the NL MVP. After battling a variety of injuries, Harper has a .397/.548/.730 slash line in 20 games since the All-Star break. Harper currently trails Fernando Tatis (-110) for NL MVP.

Bryce Harper NL MVP Odds

  • BetMGM: +400
  • DraftKings: +450
  • FanDuel: +400
  • BetRivers: +450

2021 Philadelphia Phillies betting statistics

The Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers (67-45) for three games starting on Tuesday.

Phillies betting stats

(Via DraftKings)

  • Home: 34-21
  • Road: 25-32
  • Run line: 55-57
  • O/U: 57-53-2
  • Avg. runs for: 4.6
  • Runs against: 4.7
  • Avg. winning margin: 3.3
  • Losing margin: 3.8
  • Avg. total runs: 9.3
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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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