Colorado Rockies talk with DraftKings: Early season trends and tips
By Kevin Larson
Why you should look at the Run Line on Rockies games
The Rockies are now 13-8 on the run line, making them a Top 5 team in the league. That puts them in surprising company with the Yankees (who you’d expect), Marlins, Orioles, and Royals (all of which you’re probably shocked at).
If you’re unfamiliar with the Run Line, it’s where you’re betting that the Rockies will either win by more than two runs (-1.5) or will either lose by a run or pull out a win (+1.5). Whether the Rockies are favorites or underdogs will determine which line you see here (favorites will be -1.5, underdogs will be +1.5). And if the Rockies are favorites, this is an option you should be looking at to make a little more money on.
“Sometimes the money line is so inflated,” said Buchanan, “whereas you can look at the run line and say ‘I think they’re gonna win by more than 2’ and get a little more juice.”
For example, the Rockies were -190 favorites over the Rangers on Saturday’s game with Marquez facing off against Gibson. But on the run line, the odds are set at -104. To show the difference in value, let’s say you’re going to put $10 on the game. If you did that on the money line at -190, you’d only make a profit of $5.30 with a Rockies win. But if you put that $10 on the run line at -104, you’re nearly doubling your money with a profit of $9.70 as long as they win by 2 or more runs.
“As sports betting gets more and more popular, I think the run line is going to start to be a more popular bet,” said Buchanan of the line that you should absolutely be taking when you want to bet on the Rockies to win (when they’re favorites) as nine of their 12 wins have been by 2 runs or more.