Fresh off of the franchise’s first back-to-back postseason appearances, oddsmakers were optimistic of the Rockies’ chances in 2019.
In February, the team entered the 2019 season at 18-to-1 odds to win the World Series. After hitting the all-star break with a record of 44-45, oddsmakers are less confident of Colorado’s chances.
The Rockies had 66/1 odds, according to Bovada on Sunday, the 17th best among major league teams. Colorado is eighth among National League teams to win the NL pennant at 30/1, and second to win the NL West at 40/1 odds, well behind the heavily favored Dodgers (1/75).
Speaking of the Dodgers, Los Angeles is favored to win it all at 27/10, followed by the Yankees (10/3), Astros (15/4) and the Braves (8/1). Baltimore, Detroit, Kansas City and Miami are bringing up the rear at 400/1.
— Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post
What’s on Tap?
- MLB: MLB All-Star Game, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, KDVR-31
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World Cup: United States 2, Netherlands 0
Gold Cup: Mexico 1, United States 0
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