There is no definitive answer on when the Colorado Rockies and the rest of Major League Baseball will return to the playing field in 2020. However, that isn’t stopping oddsmakers from putting out their thoughts on when it might happen.
In terms of which professional league will return to play first, BetOnline has MLB at 7/4 odds. Meanwhile, the National Hockey League (NHL) is at 9/5, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is at 5/2, and Major League Soccer (MLS) is at 4/1.
On Monday, Major League Baseball issued a statement which contained this passage:
“Following last night’s newly updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the opening of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back in accordance with that guidance.”
Is it possible that the season could not open before June? There is word that MLB is trying to play a 162-game schedule, but that seems unlikely with the pushed-back start date. Also, there is talk that there may not be an All-Star Game in 2020 because of the revised schedule.
So, speaking of that revised schedule, here are the odds set on whether or not the next/first MLB game will be played on June 1 or sooner.
If you’re betting “yes,” that’s a 3/1 bet (+300). If you’re going with “no,” meaning you think it will be after June 1 for the first MLB game, that’s a 1/5 bet (-500).
We have been asking Rockies fans on Twitter on their thoughts regarding the start of the season. Based on many of their comments, they are ready to take the “no” bet.
What do you think? Which way would you bet? Let us know in the comments below … and know that we are hoping baseball returns sooner than later.