The 2009 World Series is set with a great match up – The New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees wrapped up their American League Championship Series in game 6 last night in New York to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 in the best of seven. Prior to that series the Yankees swept the Minnesota Twins in three games in the ALDS. The Phillies had been waiting a couple days to see who they were to face in the World Series after beating out the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games in the NLCS. The Phillies defeated the Rockies in their divisional series 3-1. Before the season had started a lot of people had predicted these two teams would make it deep in the playoffs, and a lot even had them meeting for the World Series. Check out the betting odds listed below for this Yankees vs Phillies World Series match up.
Yankees vs Phillies World Series Odds/Line:
Philadelphia Phillies to win World Series (+170)
New York Yankees to win World Series (-200)
$100 bet on Phillies to win pays out $270 total
$100 bet on Yankees to win pays out $150 total
Betting lines taken from www.5dimes.com
Early Game 1 Yankees vs Phillies Odds:
Philadelphia Phillies (+153)
vs New York Yankees (-163)
Yankees vs Phillies World Series Prediction:
Yankees win the World Series in 7 games
The two teams have met for one series this year in New York, with the Phillies coming out on top winning two of three. This was earlier in the season and it is tough to use that series as a preview of what will happen in the World Series. The Yankees haven’t been to the World Series since 2003 and would love to win it in the first year of the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have the better starting pitching, and clutch closer in Rivera. A-rod has been hot in these playoffs (for once) and that should scare the Phillies. Phillies are a VERY solid team, but won’t have enough to win back to back championships against the Yankees this year – Yankees in 7.
Game 1 prediction – Cliff Lee vs CC Sabathia – I like the Yankees to take game 1 of this Yankees vs Phillies World Series match up. CC has been lights out these playoffs and will be well rested. I will be writing up a full article on game 1 of the World Series, but for you early bettors take the Yankees at -163 in game 1.