Rockies About To Say Goodbye To Disappointing 2021 Season

Written By Ian St. Clair on 09/22/2021 - Last Updated on March 21, 2024
Rockies Larry Walker tribute

The curtain is about to drop on the 2021 Colorado Rockies.

And while the postseason isn’t in the cards (again), the Rockies weren’t as bad as some thought before the season started. Namely, they won’t lose 100 games. Yeah!

But as Colorado enters the final 11 games of the season with a 70-80 record, that doesn’t help either. So while they aren’t bad enough to lose more, they’re also not good enough to even sniff the playoffs either. Colorado is 11 games back in the NL Wild Card standings.

To make matters worse, the team the Rockies trail is Nolan Arenado and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Welcome to baseball in Colorado, where the MLB team isn’t bad enough to stink but not good enough to win to make the postseason. But, hey, at least the Rockies have a Rooftop Bar.

It’s not all bad in Colorado, especially for those betting on the Rockies. Despite being 10 games under .500, there is good value to bettors when they play at home.

As Ariel Epstein pointed out on Twitter, “I take the Rockies +1.5 at home a lot … they’re hitting at 66.7% when +1.5 at home.”

Of the final 11 games this season, eight are at Coors Field and they’re against teams that should be favored. Keep that MLB betting tip in mind if you think about wagering on Colorado.

Rockies promo at Betfred Sportsbook

For the latter, the Betfred online sportsbook has you covered.

If you wager $20 on the Rockies (one time) through the remainder of the season at the sportsbook, you get $100. Plus, all newly registered accounts will also receive a 100% first wager match of up to $500, win or lose.

Larry Walker Day at Coors Field

One of the games that fans could bet on is this Saturday against the San Francisco Giants.

That is when the Rockies will retire the No. 33 jersey for the recent inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Walker was inducted on Sept. 8 along with Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons.

The ceremony on Saturday will feature special pregame ceremonies for Walker that will include speeches from former players and an unveiling of his No. 33 in the Coors Field outfield.

Fans will also have the opportunity to take photos with Walker’s actual Hall of Fame plaque. It is only permitted to be outside of Cooperstown for this one day.

As the curtain draws on the 2021 season, some free money and honoring a Rockies legend will drown out the disappointment.

Photo by AP / David Zalubowski
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Ian is an award-winning sports journalist and a University of Northern Colorado graduate. He’s a Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. He broke into the gambling industry right as Colorado launched legal sports betting in 2020. Ian now manages the sites for some of the biggest gambling markets in North America and is an analyst for PlayColorado.

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