With the Major League Baseball lockout still in full effect and transactions (including free agent signing and trades) frozen, what do oddsmakers think of the Colorado Rockies and their potential for victories in 2022?
What is the current over/under for number of victories by the Colorado Rockies during the 2022 season?
Last season, the Rockies finished with a 74-87 record (one postponed road game against the Atlanta Braves was not made up). The last time Colorado played a 162-game schedule was 2019 when the Rockies completed the season with a 71-91 mark.
This year, there are still plenty of questions about the Rockies (and the potential for the 2022 regular season to not start on time) as the lockout continues to stall the sport. We know Colorado lost a starting pitcher to the Texas Rangers when Jon Gray inked a four-year, $56 million deal just before the lockout. It is also widely believed that All-Star shortstop Trevor Story will sign with a team other than the Rockies once the lockout ends.
So what will Colorado do to replace Gray and potentially Story? Which free agents will be signed by the team? Will the Rockies make any trades before spring training begins? All of these questions could well affect Colorado’s over/under total for wins.
Additionally, based on the over/under totals for other teams in the National League West, Colorado is predicted to finish fourth in the division. That would be the same spot the Rockies claimed during the 2021 campaign.
Here are the over/under numbers for the other four teams in the division.
Los Angeles Dodgers: 95.0
San Diego Padres: 91.5
San Francisco Giants: 85.5
Arizona Diamondbacks: 63.5
As a note, these totals will certainly change once the MLB lockout ends. Also, if you were to place a bet on any totals now, you will get +101 odds on that wager. That means that, on a $25 bet, your payout would be $25.25.