The Philadelphia Phillies are apparently the favorites to win the National League this season. The betting odds according to Belmont have the Phillies on top of the National League.

Why is this?

The obvious answer is that the Phillies are the first team to 80 wins and have a 7.5-game lead in the division.

However, here are five more reasons on top of this one relatively obvious statistic as to why the Phillies are the favorites to win the National League.

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