Colorado Rockies underperformed on betting odds in 2020 as well

Gamers look at the odds board before making bets at the opening of the William Hill Sports Book at the Tropicana Evansville Thursday. The sports-book features a 16-by-9 feet video wall, ten 65-inch viewing monitors, and 12 odds boards, September 12, 2019.09 12 19 Sportsbook 4
Gamers look at the odds board before making bets at the opening of the William Hill Sports Book at the Tropicana Evansville Thursday. The sports-book features a 16-by-9 feet video wall, ten 65-inch viewing monitors, and 12 odds boards, September 12, 2019.09 12 19 Sportsbook 4 /
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If you took the under for the Colorado Rockies regarding win totals in 2020, you may have been mocked by your buddies and some on social media at the time of the bet, but yet you were actually in the majority … and a winner at the end of the season.

There’s no question that the Colorado Rockies were a disappointment in 2020. In fact, Rockies fans believe their team will end the year as the most disappointing team in all of Denver sports. With injuries to 2019 All-Stars Nolan Arenado and David Dahl, the Rockies started off hot and looked like a lock for the postseason, but ended the season with no Rocktober in sight.

Looking back at the start of the 60-game 2020 season, the Rockies began the campaign with the over/under betting line for total number of wins in the season at 27.5, per BetOnline.ag. With a final record of 26-34, the Rockies finished on the “under” side of that bet.

According to BetOnline.ag, 59 percent of the public bet the under for the Rockies, while 41 percent bet the over.

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The Rockies, of course, weren’t the only team to finish “under” on the total win bet. In all, 14 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams finished under their projections, with Boston, Texas, and Washington all finishing 7.5 games below their betting lines and Arizona, Houston, and Pittsburgh all finishing 6.5 games below theirs.

Are you looking for the teams that did the best in beating the odds for their win totals? That would be Miami and Tampa Bay (6.5 games over projections) and San Diego (5.5 games over).

Inside the National League West, here’s how the preseason totals looked versus what it looked like at the end of the campaign.

Arizona (projected 31.5 wins, finished with 25) — UNDER

Colorado (projected 27.5 wins, finished with 26) — UNDER

Los Angeles (projected 38.5 wins, finished with 43) — OVER

San Diego (projected 31.5 wins, finished with 37) — OVER

San Francisco (projected 25.5 wins, finished with 29) — OVER

In all in the National League, just six of the 15 teams went over their projected win totals. Three of those, however, resided in the NL West.

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How about another interesting note? The entire American League Central went over the total, way exceeding expectations, while the whole NL Central (aside from the Chicago Cubs) went under the total.