The 2021 season didn’t end with the Colorado Rockies in the postseason, but there was still good betting opportunities around the team. Since it appears the Rockies have the starting pitching, now it’s a matter of getting the lineup taken care of. Since half of the games are played at Coors Field, you would think that makes the job of new general manager Bill Schmidt a little easier. But there are some big questions around the Rockies as they head into the offseason. Who stays? Who goes? Who joins the team?
On this page we’ll guide you through betting on Rockies baseball with live odds for today’s game, Rockies World Series odds, prop odds for some of the Rockies best players and tips for how to get the most out of your Rockies betting.
Rockies baseball is basically an everyday affair from early April until October. Now that it’s the offseason, there’s clearly no Rockies odds to find. During the season, you’ll find the best available odds at CO online sportsbooks on the next Rockies game plus futures odds for the World Series and NL pennant plus game-by-game props for Rockies star Trevor Story. Click on any odds to jump over to the sportsbook and claim your bonus.
The futures market is the quickest and potentially most profitable way to bet on the Rockies. Odds are posted early in the off-season with constant adjustments based on team transactions and team perception. Once the season gets going, the odds in the futures market are adjusted based on the standings and the projection of how teams will fare moving forward.
You can bet on the Rockies to win the World Series through the futures market. You can also bet on Colorado to win the National League Pennant or to come out on top of the NL West at the end of the season. You can also attack their season long win total through the futures market. Additionally, you can bet on players through the futures market by betting on them to win awards or by betting on their season-long props.
The main advantage to betting the futures market is the increased odds they offer. The earlier you bet, the better. When things are unknown and the picture is murkier, there’s a higher chance of better odds.
For example, if you bet the Rockies to win the World Series in February, those Colorado Rockies betting odds might be 100-1. However, if they get off to a good start and look competitive, those same odds in July could be 40-1. Check the feed above for the best Rockies future odds.
Check for more daily Rockies player props below. If any Rockies participate in the festivities at the All Star Game, you can likely find Home Run Derby odds at your preferred Colorado online sportsbook.
Coors Field might be the most fun, unique park in baseball and that makes a tremendous impact on betting games that occur there.
Due to the increased elevation and the thin air, the ball flies out of the ballpark at a much higher rate than it does at other parks. To combat this, they moved the fences back.
This created another issue, as the ballpark is now huge which allows for a lot of doubles and triples. Even the backed up fences have not done much to lower the home runs either.
For this reason, totals are often inflated highly when games are at Coors Field. It allows teams to put up crazy crooked numbers. Therefore, it might be easier for a team to cover a run-line as runs aren’t as scarce.
With the recent legalization of sports wagering in Colorado, it’s now easy to get in on the action. Simply follow the steps below.
When betting on baseball games, there are three main markets to know about. Below is an example of a typical MLB betting line.
|Team||Run Line||Money Line||Total|
|Colorado Rockies||+1.5 (-140)||+140||Over 8.5 (-110)|
|San Diego Padres||-1.5 (+120)||-160||Under 8.5 (-110)|
Las Vegas has been the sports betting capital of the country for many years. Prior to the past few years, it was the only place where sports betting was legal. However, the landscape has changed and now betting on sports is legal in many states, including Colorado.
States like Colorado use many of the same practices that Vegas has used to set it’s lines. A lot of the same information is used by both parties. These sportsbooks use analytics, computer models, and stats to set their lines with some adjustments for public perception, injuries and current form. Therefore, it’s no surprise that lines are similar.
The main reason why sportsbook odds differ sometimes is due to local biases. In Colorado, teams like the Rockies, Broncos, Nuggets and Avalanche receive a lot of betting action. At times, sportsbooks might have a lot of liability so they need to attract action to the other side. This causes them to shade the line.
Here’s a list of the three teams that the Colorado Rockies have beaten the most in their franchise history:
On the flipside, these are the three teams that have beaten the Rockies the most:
The Rockies’ best winning percentage comes against the Washington Nationals (56.4%). Their worst mark is against the Los Angeles Angels (28.2%).
If things get hectic in your day-to-day life and you accidentally miss first pitch, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to get in on the action. Live betting has developed into a very fun and popular way to bet on baseball.
With live betting in Colorado, the odds are adjusted based on what has already occurred in the game up until the point of your bet. If the Rockies were underdogs to win the game before it started but they came out to a quick lead, they might now be favorites on the live line. If the game starts with the pitchers mowing down the hitters, the live total will be lower than it was prior to the game starting.
If you’re going to live bet, it’s best to do so through an app. With an app, you can bet from anywhere within state borders from the convenience of your cellphone. We always have our phones on us, so we can bet from basically anywhere.
The Colorado Rockies project to be a slightly below average team in 2021, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid them when it comes to betting their games.
With Coors Field often producing crazy games and high scores, watching Rockies games is fun. We enjoy watching the games we bet on and there’s no ballpark that will match the entertainment factor of Coors Field.
In addition, the Rockies should be substantial underdogs in a lot of their games against elite teams like the Dodgers and Padres. For this reason, we might be able to isolate some value and cash some bets where the Rockies can pull off the upset.
The Colorado Rockies have two official sports betting partnerships.
In September of 2020, the team announced a partnership with DraftKings Sportsbook. DraftKings is the team’s official daily fantasy operator and the first official sports betting partnership in the franchise’s history. DraftKings will receive stadium branding at Coors Field and a license to use the Rockies trademarks and logos.
In March of 2021, the Rockies entered a partnership with Betfred Sports. The terms of the deal include various digital and stadium assets at Coors Field, in addition to game-day experiences for baseball fans including ticket giveaways, game suites, in-game contests and more. Additionally, the sports betting operator will become a Proud Partner of the Colorado Rockies.
Below are the Rockies offensive leaders in some key stats over the past five seasons:
|Season||Hits||Runs||RBIs||Home Runs||Batting Average|
|2020||Trevor Story (68)||Trevor Story (41)||Charlie Blackmon (42)||Trevor Story (11)||Raimel Tapia (.321)|
|2019||Nolan Arenado (185)||Charlie Blackmon (112)||Nolan Arenado (118)||Nolan Arenado (41)||Nolan Arenado (.315)|
|2018||Charlie Blackmon (182)||Charlie Blackmon (119)||Nolan Arenado (110)||Nolan Arenado (38)||Nolan Arenado (.297)|
|2017||Charlie Blackmon (213)||Charlie Blackmon (137)||Nolan Arenado (130)||Arenado/ Blackmon (37)||Charlie Blackmon (.331)|
|2016||DJ Lemahieu (192)||Nolan Arenado (116)||Nolan Arenado (133)||Nolan Arenado (41)||DJ Lemahieu (.348)|
Here are the pitching leaders for the Rockies over the past five seasons:
|2020||German Marquez (81.2)||Yency Almonte (2.93)||German Marquez (73)||Antonio Senzatela (5)||Daniel Bard (6)|
|2019||German Marquez (174)||Scott Oberg (2.25)||German Marquez (175)||German Marquez (12)||Wade Davis (15)|
|2018||Kyle Freeland (202.1)||Adam Ottavino (2.43)||German Marquez (230)||Kyle Freeland (17)||Wade Davis (43)|
|2017||German Marquez (162)||Chris Rusin (2.65)||German Marquez (147)||German Marquez (11)||Greg Holland (41)|
|2016||Chad Bettis (186)||Tyler Anderson (3.54)||Jon Gray (185)||Chad Bettis (14)||Jake McGee (15)|
Here are the consensus top ten prospects in the Rockies’ organization:
|2||Ryan Rolison||Left Handed Pitcher||23|
|3||Michael Toglia||First Base||22|
|5||Aaron Schunk||Third Base||23|
|7||Helcris Olivarez||Left Handed Pitcher||20|
|8||Chris McMahon||Right Handed Pitcher||22|
|9||Elehuris Montero||Third Base||22|
The manager of the Colorado Rockies is Bud Black. Black has been the manager of the team since 2017, posting a record of 275-272 with the team. Prior to the Rockies, Black managed the San Diego Padres from 2007 through 2015 where he had a .477 winning percentage. Black won a World Series ring as the pitching coach of the 2002 Los Angeles Angels.
Mike Redmond is the bench coach of the Rockies and has been since 2016. Prior to this, Redmond was the manager of the Miami Marlins from 2012 to 2015. After a 13 year playing career, he got his start managing in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Scott Foster has been the pitching coach of the Rockies since 2014. Prior to getting the job, Foster served on the staff of the Kansas City Royals and Miami Marlins. He also scouted for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Serving as the hitting coach is Dave Magadan. Magadan was hired by the team in 2018. Previously, he has served as hitting coach for the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks. He has won a World Series with the Red Sox.
Prior to Bud Black, these are the five most recent Rockies managers:
|Walt Weiss||2013-2016||283-365 (.437)|
|Jim Tracy||2009-2012||294-308 (.488)|
|Clint Hurdle||2002-2009||534-625 (.461)|
|Buddy Bell||2000-2002||161-185 (.465)|
|Jim Leyland||1999||72-90 (.444)|
If you’re in the area for a Rockies game or just need somewhere to watch the game, Sports Column is the place to go. They have been voted the best sports bar in Denver by publications like ESPN and Sports Illustrated. The atmosphere is tremendous and it’s just a two-minute walk to the ballpark
They have an expansive food menu to get food before or after a game. They have great happy hour deals and an expansive choice of drinking options. There’s plenty of TVs to watch the Rockies on as well!
The Rockies’ play-by-play duties on television are handled by Drew Goodman who has been in the role since 2002. Jeff Huson and Ryan Spilborghs handle the color commentator duties. Huson has been a part of the broadcast since 2006 with Spilborghs joining in 2014. The pre and post game shows are handled by Jenny Cavnar, Marc Stout and Cory Sullivan.
On the radio side, Jack Corrigan handles play-by-play. He’s been occupying the role since 2010, but he’s been in the booth since 2003. His analyst is Mike Rice, who joined the booth in 2020.
You can catch the Colorado Rockies on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, the local affiliate of the team. On radio, games are broadcast on the flagship radio station of the Rockies, KOA 850 AM.
You can stream Rockies baseball through the AT&T SportsNet app. If you’re out of market, you can stream the games through MLB.tv.
The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are Rockies fans. Peyton Manning is also a Rockies fan.
You can purchase Rockies tickets through the team website or through secondary resale markets such as Stubhub. Tickets cost as low as $9 with an average price of $42.
Dinger the Dinosaur serves as the Rockies mascot. He loves running around the field and attempting to distract the opponent. He does good work in the community by promoting physical fitness.
You can follow the Rockies on Twitter at @Rockies.
In MLB The Show 2021, the highest rated Rockies player is Trevor Story at 91 overall. The highest ranked pitcher is German Marquez at 80 overall.
You can buy Rockies jerseys online through both the team and MLB website. You can also buy jerseys at the team store in the stadium.