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If you're looking for the best advice to beat the MLB baseball betting odds, you've certainly come to the right place. Here at Bookmaker sportsbook, we’re examining the history of the Colorado Rockies.
MLB baseball Betting Online: The Colorado Rockies are an expansion team that began play in 1993. The team plays at Coors Field, a place that was notoriously advantageous for hitters in the mid-1990s because of Denver’s high altitude, which let the ball fly much farther than at ballparks closer to sea level. Because of this, Colorado would often be near the top of the MLB offensive leader boards, but near the bottom of the pitching statistics. The Rockies had four players that were known as the ‘Blake Street Bombers’ - Larry Walker, Dante Bichette, Andres Galarraga and Vinny Castilla. Colorado made its first playoff appearance in 1995, but lost to the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. The offense was impressive the next two seasons, but the Rockies could not get back to the playoffs, and the core was disbanded near the end of the 1990s.
The fan base in Denver was always good to the Rockies early on, as the team led the league in attendance for several straight years. However, following a taste of the playoffs early on, Colorado ebbed and flowed between winning and losing seasons, unable to get back to the postseason until 2007. In 2007, the Rockies used an 11-game winning streak late in the season to grab the wild card spot, and then dispatched the Phillies and the Diamondbacks to make the World Series. Once there, though, Colorado dropped four consecutive games to the Boston Red Sox. Colorado made it back to the postseason in 2009, but lost to the Phillies in four games in the National League Divisional Series.
The Rockies finished over .500 in 2010, but did not make the postseason. However, led by stars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado has a solid lineup. Ubaldo Jimenez did not live up to expectations in the first half of the 2011 season, but Colorado does have some talent. The team has been up and down throughout its history, but does have enough to stay competitive in MLB baseball betting moving forward.
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Baseball Betting - How to bet on the Colorado Rockies
Money Line Betting
In a money line bet, the player is only concerned with which team will win the game. There is no run total, but a favorite and underdog is still selected by the sportsbooks and determined by different odds.
A tipical baseball betting line would look like this:
- Colorado Rockies -130
- Atlanta Braves +120
In this example, the Colorado Rockies are favorite to win over the Braves. The numbers provided are the odds that each team is given to win.
A $100 bet on the Braves would win $120. But a bet on the favorites, as they are more likely to win the game, would pay $100 for every $130 wagered.
Run Line Betting
The run line in baseball betting is the equivalent to a point spread in other sports. The run line is usually set at –1.5 or +1.5.
The tipical baseball run line would look something like this:
- Colorado Rockies -1.5 ( +110)
- Atlanta Braves +1.5 (-130)
In this example, the Colorado Rockies are a 1.5-point favorite, while the Braves are considered a 1.5-point underdog. The number signifies how much is to be added or subtracted from that teams’ run total at the conclusion of the game. In the example, 1.5 is to be subtracted from the Colorado Rockies' final score, while 1.5 will be added to the Braves’ final score. The numbers next to each run total are the odds the bettor will receive on a winning bet.
A bet on the Colorado Rockies means the team has to win the game by at least 2 runs. If the bet is placed on the Braves, the team can loose the game by one run ant the bet would still win.
Total (Over/Under) Betting
A bettor can make a single wager on whether or not the combined run total for the game will be over or under set ammount, which is determined by the sportsbook before the game.
this would be a tipical over/Under betting line:
- Colorado Rockies / Atlanta Braves O6½ -105
- Colorado Rockies / Atlanta Braves U6½ -115
The numbers next to each total are the odds the bettor will receive on a winning bet.
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