Colorado Rockies: 2021 regular-season bets, odds, props, and more
By Kevin Larson
PLAYER AWARDS/LEAGUE LEADER LINES
We’ve got some pretty other interesting options available to us on DraftKings and Fanduel that are longshots, but they’re fun to entertain. Let’s look at a few interesting ones:
Trevor Story to Win National League MVP (+2500)
This is a fun line to consider and is probably one that I would recommend placing a small amount on in a normal year. But we live in crazy times as a society and even stranger times as Rockies fans. Even if Story has the best season of his career with both his bat and his glove, we will have one major caveat:
He’s probably getting traded and there’s no guarantee he’ll stay in the National League.
If he was to stay in the NL, then there might be something here. His glove won’t be getting worse and he has an opportunity to improve with his bat (and to prove me wrong on taking his under for his home run total). This is probably fun for something small, but expect to get this refunded to you when he does get traded.
Trevor Story to Lead the League in Stolen Bases (+1500)
I’m actually very intrigued by this line simply because of the value it comes with. Story led the National League in Stolen Bases in 2020. He’s going to have some very tough competition with guys like Adalberto Mondesi who absolutely fly on the basepaths (finished 2nd in 2019 and led the league in 2020).
Ultimately he will probably lose out. Mondesi has been racking up stolen bases hand over fist the past three seasons and is the obvious favorite here at -130. And he should be!
But, should anything crazy happen that opens up the field, Story could have a somewhat legit shot at taking this away. Additionally, since it’s DraftKings, we may even have a shot at an early cashout! AND…we don’t have to worry about if Story gets traded affecting him potentially winning this. It’s a longshot, but a longshot that could be worth throwing something small at.
Most Wins – Marquez (+2500)
Most Saves – Bard (+2000)
Trust me, I will be rooting hard for Marquez and Bard to succeed. You already know I’m not high on wins for Marquez because of the offense and bullpen and a lot of those same issues are why I’m not even enticed at this line for Bard. As well as he could be in the closer role, he actually needs opportunities to be able to get saves. The past few full seasons have had the saves leaders at 41, 57, and 47. The Rockies have finished second on this list twice (Greg Holland in 2017 and Wade Davis in 2018) but both of those years were obviously good years to be on the Colorado Rockies. The 2021 season will be much different and, while I’m anticipating the Rockies to not win more than 63 games, that’s an awfully small amount of opportunities for saves.
I’m not stoked on either of these lines, but they’re out there if you’re optimistic.