Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cardinals Wild Card Series Odds, Props and Betting Preview

Written By Corey Sharp on October 6, 2022
Philadelphia Phillies wild card odds

The Philadelphia Phillies snapped an 11-year playoff drought this week when they defeated the Houston Astros 3-0 on Monday to clinch a wild card playoff berth.

National League Wild Card series odds against the St. Louis Cardinals have been revealed at Pennsylvania sportsbooks.

It’s been a long time coming for Phillies fans, who haven’t seen postseason baseball since 2011 when the same Cardinals eliminated the Phillies on their way to a World Series.

The Phillies overcame a 21-29 start, which included the firing of manager Joe Girardi in June. Interim manager Rob Thomson led the Phillies to a 65-45 record since he took over on June 3.

A best-of-three series begins October 7 in St. Louis. There are a number of ways to bet on the Phillies in the playoffs. They include spread, moneyline, series odds, props and futures betting.

Phillies vs. Cardinals Wild Card Game 1 odds

Phillies vs. Cardinals playoff betting betting preview

The Phillies won the season series against the Cardinals, 4-3. Both series took place in July. The Phillies took two of three at home and split a four-game series in St. Louis.

The schedule for the series is as follows:

  • Game 1: Friday, 2:07 p.m.
  • Game 2: Saturday, 8:37 p.m.
  • If necessary, Game 3 would be Sunday at 8:37 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. if NYM/SD is over

The Phillies are expected to start Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola in Games 1 and 2, respectively. Ranger Suarez would get the ball in Game 3 if necessary. The Cardinals are going with left-hander Jose Quintana in Game 1 and righty Miles Mikolas in Game 2. Should there be a Game 3, the Cardinals have a number of options, which include Adam Wainwright, Jordan Montgomery, and Jack Flaherty.

Eric Biggio, Head Baseball Trader at Caesars Sportsbook, shared his thoughts on the Phillies playoff chances on Sept. 16. He gave a possible forecast of a Phillies-Cardinals matchup.

“The Phillies are live if Bryce Harper stays healthy and Zack Wheeler comes back as the 2021 version. They could definitely win 2 out of 3. If they slip to the No. 6 seed that would actually be a more favorable matchup against the Cardinals, in my opinion, as I think a Nola and Wheeler combo is better than what the Cardinals have to offer for starting pitching.”

Here is how sportsbooks are pricing the series winner as of Oct. 6:

Phillies vs. Cardinals Wild Card prop bets

In addition to betting on the series and games, bettors can wager on prop bets for the wild card round.

DraftKings offers over/under in series total games, total runs and correct score.

Series total games

  • Over 2.5 (-110) /Under 2.5 (-110)

Series total runs

  • Cardinals: Over 8.5 (-110) / Under 8.5 (-110)
  • Phillies: Over 7.5 (-110) / Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over 16.5 (-105) / Under 16.5 (-115)

Series correct score

  • Cardinals win 2-0: +245
  • Phillies win 2-0: +290
  • Cardinals win 2-1: +215
  • Phillies win 2-1: +330

Phillies playoff odds line movement

It certainly hasn’t been a linear season in terms of the Phillies’ odds to make the playoffs.

Phillies odds to make the playoffs at DraftKings

  • Start of season: -130
  • June 3, Joe Girardi fired: +235
  • June 26 (Bryce Harper injury): +135
  • August 8: -295
  • Sept. 21: -370
  • Oct. 3: Clinched playoff spot

Phillies fan reaction to playoff berth

The Phillies going to the playoffs sent the fans into a frenzy. Reactions, stats, videos and memes went full force on Twitter.

Philadelphia Phillies World Series and NL Pennant odds

In March, the Phillies had odds of +1200 to win the National League and +4000 odds to win the World Series.

Lead image David J. Phillip/AP

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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