With the calendar turning to September, there are some new betting odds on the Colorado Rockies and some of their players for the annual awards.
At the time the season was postponed on March 12th, the Colorado Rockies had 100/1 odds to win the World Series and 50/1 odds on winning the National League pennant. Now, entering September, even with a sub-.500 record, the Rockies odds on both of those are much improved, as a result of the expanded, 16-team playoffs.
According to SportsBetting.ag, the Rockies odds at winning the National League pennant are 28/1 and their odds at winning the World Series are 50/1. Their National League ranking are tied for ninth with the reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals, who currently stand in last place in the NL East.
Ahead of the Rockies in the NL picture are the Dodgers (7/4 odds), Padres (5/1), Braves (7/1), Cubs (8/1), Reds, Phillies, Cardinals (all three at 20/1), Brewers, and Mets (both at 25/1).
For winning the World Series, the Rockies are tied for 14th with five other teams, including the Cardinals, Brewers, Mets, Phillies, and Nationals. The teams that are ahead of the Rockies are the Dodgers (4/1 odds), Yankees (11/2), Rays (9/1), A’s, Padres (both at 10/1), White Sox (14/1), Braves, Cubs, Astros, Twins (all of the quartet being at 16/1), Indians (18/1), and the Reds (40/1).
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For the NL Most Valuable Player Award, Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. leads the pack with 7/2 odds.
For the Rockies in the MVP race, Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon is tied for 5th along with Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager. Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is 11th in the MVP odds at 18/1, after starting the season at 25/1 odds.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, despite his down-season thus far, is tied for 16th with Mets outfielder Dom Smith and Nationals shortstop Trea Turner at 40/1 odds. Arenado was at 14/1 odds in mid-March.
For the Cy Young Award race, the Rockies do not have anyone in the top 15 but six of the 15 are pitchers on the Padres, Dodgers, or D’Backs. Overall, Yu Darvish of the Cubs leads the odds at 2/1.
The Rockies will look to get back to .500 when they take on the San Francisco Giants at 6:40 p.m. (Mountain time) in the first of a short, two-game series before going to Los Angeles and San Diego to face the Dodgers and the Padres in a crucial, six-game road trip.