The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled in the last decade. Their last playoff appearance came in 2011 and 2019 was another disappointing year after entering with high hopes. However, the oddsmakers still project them to improve in 2020 and have an outside shot at making the postseason.
With that in mind, here's a full preview of the Phillies' 2020 MLB season potential outcomes and projected achievements, based on the odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Phillies Win Total
Under the assumption that 162 regular-season games would be played during the 2020 MLB season, the Phillies were originally projected to win 85.5 games, with -122 odds on the over and +100 on the under. That 85.5-win mark is tied with the Los Angeles Angels for 14th-highest in baseball.
Phillies Odds to Win NL East
After signing Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius, the Phillies are fourth in the division with +330 odds of winning the NL East crown. Those +330 odds reflect an implied probability of a 23.26 percent shot to win the division this year.
The Phillies' odds to win the NL East are only ahead of the Miami Marlins (+15000). Philadelphia trails the Atlanta Braves (+185), Washington Nationals (+250), and New York Mets (+300).
Phillies Odds to Win NL Pennant
Although the Phillies have the fourth-best odds to win their division, they have the sixth-best odds to win the National League pennant at +1300, only behind the NL East competition, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Those +1100 odds reflect an implied probability of an 7.14 percent chance to win the NLCS and advance to the World Series.
Phillies Odds to Win World Series
Philadelphia currently boasts the 11th-best odds to win the 2020 World Series at +2500, tied with the Oakland Athletics (+2500). Those +2500 odds reflect an implied probability of a 3.85 percent chance of winning the World Series.
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