Any reason to back the Phillies’ backstop is reason enough for us
The Phillies have won four consecutive games following a day on which they did not play for whatever reason (schedule, weather, virus, respect, etc.). And in three of those four games, J.T. Realmuto has homered. Any reason to back the Phillies’ backstop is reason enough for us.
And in Lesson No. 427 of Why We Shop Around, the odds at FanDuel on the combination of Realmuto to Homer and the Phillies to win are +460, nearly the same as the odds at William Hill for Realmuto to homer regardless of the outcome (+450).
Zack Wheeler has probably been the Phillies’ best pitcher to date and the club blew a 4-0 lead against these same Braves − and this same starter (Robbie Erlin) – in his last start. Neither Wheelers nor the Phillies are going to let that to happen again.
$13.50/$10 . . . Win (-135 WH)
$4/$6.00 . . . -1.5 Runs (+150 WH)
$3/$6.60 . . . -2.5 Runs (+220 FD)
$2/$6.40 . . . -3.5 Runs (+320 PB)
$1/$4.50 . . . . -4.5 Runs (+450 WH)
$5/$22.50 . . . Home Run (+450 WH)
$2/$28.00 . . . Hits 2 HR (+1400 PB)