Betting on the Rockies in Colorado

After a prolonged back and forth, baseball fans will get a 2020 season after all.

Major League Baseball is set to kick off a shortened 60-game season to be played over 66 days. Opening Day is tentatively scheduled for July 24, and players are expected to report to spring training at their home fields by July 1.

Can Bettors Wager On Rockies Games At Colorado’s Legal Sportsbooks? 

Colorado bettors can finally bet on The Rockies at licensed sportsbooks in the state. Because the Rockies are a professional team, all types of bets will be fair game, including outcome bets and prop bets. 

CO sportsbooks have already set futures lines for the shortened season. Check them out below.

2020 World Series Winner

 DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMFoxBetBetRiversBetMonarch
Los Angeles Dodgers+375+380+375+375+375+350
New York Yankees+400+400+350+350+400+350
Houston Astros+650+800+800+600+650+1200
Atlanta Braves+1300+1400+1400+1100+1300+1600
Minnesota Twins+1600+1600+1600+1800+1600+1600
Tampa Bay Rays+1800+1700+2000+2000+1800+2000
Washington Nationals+1800+1700+1600+1600+1800+1800
Philadelphia Phillies+2000+2500+2500+2000+2000+3000
St. Louis Cardinals+2000+2500+2500+2000+2000+3000
Chicago Cubs+2200+2800+2500+2200+2200+1700
Cleveland Indians+2200+2600+2500+2500+2200+2500
New York Mets+2200+2200+2500+2200+2200+1600
Cincinnati Reds+2500+2800+3000+5000+2500+2000
Oakland Athletics+2500+2500+2500+2800+2500+2000
Boston Red Sox+3000+4600+4000+2500+3000+3000
Chicago White Sox+3000+3300+3500+5000+3000+4000
Milwaukee Brewers+3000+3500+4000+3000+3000+4000
Los Angeles Angels+3300+3500+3500+4000+3300+1800
Arizona Diamondbacks+4000+4300+5000+5000+4000+5000
San Diego Padres+4000+4600+5000+5000+4000+4000
Texas Rangers+8000+7000+8000+10000+8000+8000
Pittsburgh Pirates+10000+50000+50000+10000+10000+20000
Toronto Blue Jays+10000+10000+15000+10000+10000+20000
Colorado Rockies+15000+22000+22000+15000+15000+15000
San Francisco Giants+25000+50000+50000+25000+25000+15000
Kansas City Royals+50000+50000+50000+50000+50000+30000
Seattle Mariners+50000+50000+50000+50000+50000+25000
Baltimore Orioles+75000+50000+100000+100000+75000+50000
Detroit Tigers+75000+50000+100000+100000+75000+50000
Miami Marlins+75000+50000+50000+100000+75000+20000

2020 American League Winner

 DraftKingsFanDuelFoxBetBetRivers
New York Yankees+175+175+150+175
Houston Astros+350+400+275+350
Minnesota Twins+800+750+800+800
Tampa Bay Rays+800+750+900+800
Cleveland Indians+1100+1200+1100+1100
Boston Red Sox+1300+2400+1200+1300
Oakland Athletics+1300+1200+1300+1300
Chicago White Sox+1500+1600+1600+1500
Los Angeles Angels+1500+1800+1700+1500
Texas Rangers+5000+4200+5000+5000
Toronto Blue Jays+5000+5000+4000+5000
Kansas City Royals+25000+50000+25000+25000
Seattle Mariners+25000+50000+25000+25000
Baltimore Orioles+35000+50000+40000+35000
Detroit Tigers+35000+50000+35000+35000

2020 National League Winner

 DraftKingsFanDuelFoxBetBetRivers
Los Angeles Dodgers+170+160+150+170
Atlanta Braves+600+700+500+600
Washington Nationals+750+800+800+750
New York Mets+900+1100+1000+900
St. Louis Cardinals+900+1200+800+900
Chicago Cubs+1100+1400+1000+1100
Philadelphia Phillies+1100+1300+900+1100
Milwaukee Brewers+1500+1800+1300+1500
Cincinnati Reds+1800+1400+1800+1800
San Diego Padres+2200+2400+2200+2200
Arizona Diamondbacks+3000+2100+3000+3000
Colorado Rockies+7000+12000+7000+7000
Pittsburgh Pirates+10000+25000+12500+10000
San Francisco Giants+12500+25000+10000+12500
Miami Marlins+35000+25000+50000+35000

What Types Of Bets Will Be Popular?

Like all other sports, bettors can wager on the outcome of a game. Moneyline bets like these are straightforward and common. Prop bets are available too, but they’ll be much more interesting than a bet on a coin toss winner. 

Baseball is full of long lists of stats that make for exciting prop bets. A bet that Nolan Arenado will steal more bases than Anthony Rizzo is a potential head-to-head prop bet. If a bettor thinks Anthony Rizzo will make more runs in the fourth inning than Nolan Arenado–he’d be wrong–but a fluke could win that bettor some money. 

These head-to-head bets create a breadth of betting opportunities that can enliven a long Rockies game. Hopefully baseball returns soon so Rockies fans can try their hands at these bets. 

Do The Rockies Have Any Partnerships With Sportsbooks?

In 2019, DraftKings announced its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB). This deal included some brand use rights, but the deal also gave DraftKings the rights to official MLB data. That data will improve DraftKings’ ability to generate odds for real-time bets. It’s also why the Rockies can partner with DraftKings to offer Rockies tickets to contest winners. Rockies fans who are particularly confident in their fantasy teams and gaming intuition should watch for contests like these. 

How Popular Will Betting On The Rockies Be? 

The Broncos will easily be the most popular Colorado team to bet on, but the Rockies are popular, too. 2.9 million Coors Field attendees don’t lie. The Rocky Mountain State loves its Rockies, and the delayed baseball season could be a competitive draw away from college sports. The Rockies could even be more popular than the Denver Nuggets. But if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that The Rockies will be more popular than The Avs and The Rapids. Hockey and soccer aren’t going to beat baseball. 

At least, not in Denver. 

Do All Legal Sportsbooks Offer Bets On The Rockies? 

Yes, all legal sportsbooks offer bets on The Rockies. DraftKings’ access to real-time MLB data will make for fantastic fantasy sports experiences and exciting in-game prop bets. However, FanDuel has a robust sportsbook, too. These online giants have also partnered with casinos to offer sportsbooks in person for bettors craving social contact after the coronavirus outbreak.  

Where Can Bettors Wager On The Rockies? 

After a string of stressful months, bettors looking for a change of scenery after weeks of social distancing can make the trek to Monarch Casino Resort Spa or the Saratoga Casino in Black Hawk; Dostal Alley in Central City; and Double Eagle Hotel and Casino, Brass Ass Casino, J.P. McGills Hotel and Casino, and Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino in Cripple Creek, all of which have either applied for or received sports betting licenses from the state.

DraftKings’ online sportsbook is another option for Colorado sports bettors, so anyone who wants to remain at home when baseball starts will have a remote option. However, DraftKings may run new contests when the Rockies play again to get people back to Coors Field after a long hiatus. It’s hard to turn down a chance to win Rockies tickets.

3 Takeaways For New Rockies Bettors

When baseball season returns, newly legal sportsbooks will be up and running. Anyone who wants to get in on the new sports betting action needs to know these three things: 

  1. Head-to-head prop bets will be among the most popular Rockies bets. 
  2. The Rockies’ partnership with DraftKings gives fantasy players the chance to win Rockies tickets. 
  3. Both casinos and online sportsbooks are now available statewide.

Once the need for social distancing has passed, the Rockies will return with a triumphant season. Charlie Blackmon and his legendary home runs are certainly worth waiting for.  

About the Author

Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a freelance writer tucked into the foothills in Colorado Springs. He works as a content writer, professional resume writer, and SEO professional articles in multiple industries.