As baseball’s most profitable team, the Colorado Rockies are becoming less of a surprise contender with each passing game. They continue to cash in thanks to one of the league’s top offenses and a young pitching staff that’s allowed the 10th-fewest runs per game along with a closer in Greg Holland who’s a perfect 19-for-19 in save opportunities.
If you had blindly bet $100 on the Rockies to win all of their games this season, you’d be up $1680. All that success at the betting window means oddsmakers will soon start to smarten up, meaning Colorado won’t be offering the same value they have been through their first 52 games. Don’t sweat it, though, because I have the exact spots to be on the lookout for when betting the Rockies.
This is The Blueprint: How to bet on the Colorado Rockies
Senzatela equals success:
If you haven’t been following baseball much this season, you probably have no clue who Antonio Senzatela is. The most important thing to know about him is that the Rockies have picked up wins in eight of his 10 starts this season, which makes him baseball’s second-most profitable pitcher.
It’s definitely helped that the rookie has received nine or more runs of support in five of his starts, but he’s also been successful at keeping runs from crossing the plate. In six of those 10 starts, he’s allowed two earned runs or less, and he’s been especially effective at hitter-friendly Coors Field where he sports a 3.00 ERA while holding batters to a .236 batting average.
If Senzatela can stay on par with what he’s done in the first two months of his career, expect him to continue to rack up the wins and expect your bankroll to grow if you back Colorado with him on the bump.
Back them after a loss:
The Rockies are a league-best 14-5 in games after a loss. Betting $100 on them in each of their games following a loss would have profited you $982. With everything clicking for Colorado, they’ve lost two or more consecutive games only four times this season, with their longest losing streak being three games.
Most impressive about this after-a-loss trend is that they’ve lost consecutive road games just ONCE this season which puts them at 6-1 in road games following a loss in their most recent road game. They still haven’t lost a road series and their 18 road wins is the most of any team in baseball. All that success on the road has led to a 10-7 record as a road underdog which translates to a profit of $575.
Free Money after Three Innings:
What if I told you I had a guaranteed way for you to make money? Well, I’d be lying because there’s no such thing as a lock in sports betting, but I have something that’s close. The Rockies are now an amazing 26-1 when leading after three innings and a perfect 31-0 when leading after seven.
Simply taking them on the moneyline in these spots in your in-game betting won’t exactly be the most lucrative way to make a profit, but consider that they have a run differential of +3.93 when leading after three innings. This means you can look to grab them on the -2.5 or -3.5 in-game runline which you should be able to get a decent line on depending on how many runs they’re up by after three.
A few other spots to be on the lookout for:
- 13-3 in the opening game in a series
- 23-14 vs right-handed starting pitchers
- 15-6 as the betting favorite
- 5-0 in Kyle Freeland starts on the road
- 9-6 as a home underdog
- 21-12 as a runline underdog