The 2023 NLCS is here and Philadelphia Phillies fans have a return trip to the World Series on their minds. Thankfully, this team has a great chance to make history and superstar slugger Bryce Harper is a major reason why.
Harper, who turns 31 years old on Monday, is in the middle of an iconic postseason for the NL East powerhouse. In the NLDS, the Phillies dominated the Braves, knocking Atlanta out of the playoffs. Harper was a savage in that series, with this three-run bomb being a major highlight. Seriously, what a dinger:
Bryce Harper and the Phillies have the top World Series betting odds
With the way Harper is playing, along with Nick Castellanos, Trea Turner and others, the Philly fanatics indeed have a title on their minds. A tough series is on the way with the Diamondbacks, as they're looking like serious threats to win the NLCS as well.
However, no one can deny that the Phillies have the upperhand in this one, especially after they were able to take care of business against the Braves in such convincing fashion.
Entering the postseason, Atlanta had the top World Series betting odds, as Brian Snitker's guys were looking like the real deal. Now, though, the Phillies hold the top Las Vegas odds and people across the globe are jumping on the bandwagon.
A lot of pressure is on Harper to deliver, as he is yet to win a World Series title in his incredible career. He has MVP honors to his name, but a Fall Classic triumph is something he's been wanting ever since he was a little kid.
Could you imagine if Harper helps power the Phillies to the glory and hits a monster homer in the deciding game? The stands at Citizens Bank Park would go WILD if that goes down. Keep an eye on Harper the rest of the postseason. Something tells us he's going to be putting on a show in the NLCS and then in the World Series.