The Colorado Rockies have generated a lot of attention in the betting market early on this season, so why is that?
The first initial concept that becomes evident is that they boasted one of the worst World Series odds, while their division odds were extremely low as well.
The public likely saw the MLB odds they presented at +4000 to begin the year to win the NL West, and figured with the additions of Kris Bryant and Randal Grichuk, that their offense could be much more competitive and keep the team in the ball games.
One of the coolest things I’ve ever witnessed. Broncos QB Russell Wilson throws a perfect strike to Kris Bryant in front of a raucous Coors Field crowd. Chills. pic.twitter.com/vVjx6br5aH
— Will Petersen (@PetersenWill) April 8, 2022
With all things being considered, that hasn’t been the case early on this season, but the Rockies also haven’t been that bad either in such a strong division, where they own a record of 20-24 near the end of May.
Even with a start like that though, it hasn’t really kept the Rockies in the race in the NL West, with the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting 10 games ahead of them at 30-14.
If the Dodgers’ great start doesn’t worry you enough in regard to the Rockies, the San Diego Padres have shown up and played the type of baseball everyone expected last season, boasting a record of 28-16.
With that being said, bettors like the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies own the highest amount of tickets at 35.8% to win the NL West, while the Arizona Diamondbacks are behind them at 28%, followed by the Dodgers at 16.6%.
With the Rockies drawing a lot of interest in tickets, they’ve also managed to have the most money placed on them, boasting the highest handle in the NL West at 42.4%, which is slightly ahead of the Dodgers at 39.2%.
NL West Odds
|Team||Opening Odds||Current Odds|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-150||-250|
|San Diego Padres||+275||+325|
|San Francisco Giants||+350||+550|