This wasn’t the NLCS everyone predicted as the Phillies and D-Backs play for a World Series slot. Neither the Phillies or D-Backs won their division, and while the Phillies were in this spot last year, this is the first NLCS appearances for Arizona since 2007.
Philadelphia has one of the best homefield advantages in baseball at Citizen Bank Ballpark. Philly fans are loyal and loud. The Phillies haven’t lost at home this post-season.
BetRivers is one of the top Michigan sportsbooks and has deep markets on the NLCS. It has the Phillies favored to win Game 1 and +195 to win the World Series. It also has props on who the NLCS MVP will be. Caesars lists the Phillies -180 to win the NLCS, with the D-Backs at +155.
Let’s get to know the teams and look at the key factors that will decide the 2023 NLCS.