The betting odds in Vegas have been updated for some of the changes in baseball in the last few weeks and so have the odds for the Colorado Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies have not been a favorite of the Vegas oddsmakers in recent years and with the reigning World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and their eight-straight NL West titles and the up and coming San Diego Padres, coming off a playoff appearance of their own and the acquisitions of two starters that have won or come in second in Cy Young voting in recent years, it’s easy to see why.
Considering their back-to-back fourth-place finishes, you may expect the Rockies to be in exactly that spot right now or, since they have lost a few pieces (e.g. David Dahl, Kevin Pillar, and Daniel Murphy) this offseason, maybe even in last place.
That’s not the case, though, like the Rockies, according to new odds over at SportsBetting.ag, the Rockies have the third-best odds at winning the NL West. However, they are a very distant third behind the aforementioned Dodgers and Padres
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Here’s how the odds look for the NL West title.
- Los Angeles Dodgers -165
- San Diego Padres +150
- Colorado Rockies +2200 (which means that if you placed a $100 bet on the Rockies to win the West and if they did, you’d win $2200 plus the original $100 that was bet)
- Arizona Diamondbacks +3300
- San Francisco Giants +3300
Oddly enough, though, the Rockies are second-worst in the NL for winning the NL pennant, as only the Pirates chances (+10000) are worse than the Rockies chances (+6600).
The Rockies are tied for the fifth-worst odds to win the World Series, as their odds are +10000. Only the Tigers (+12500), Royals (+12500), Rangers (+12500), and Pirates (+20000) are worse than the Rockies.
So, the betting odds are a bit of a mixed bag for the Rockies. They seem to be a bit mixed on the Rockies odds at winning the division, which is understandable since they had a shortened season in 2020 and were a playoff team in 2017 and 2018. However, they don’t like the Rockies chances in the postseason, which is understandable considering how well they faired in the postseason in 2017 and 2018 when the team was undoubtedly better.