Betting baseball expectations are still high for the Rockies entering the 2011 season as many gamblers believe they are still capable of making the baseball wagering post season.
The Colorado Rockies will meet the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday in spring training exhibition action with a starting time of 3:10 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to open your account today. This is a matchup of National League West Division rivals that are very familiar with each other.
Colorado finished last year with a record of 83-79 which was far below what was expected of them. The Rockies were one of the biggest money losers on the board because they were a favorite most of the time and did not win enough to cover the consistent overlays.
Colorado reverted back to its old form of being a solid offensive team as they ranked 8th in Major League Baseball for run production but we ranked 20th for staff earned run average. The Rockies were also 8th for home runs. Carlos Gonzalez was a key asset with the baseball betting odds for Colorado as he led the team with 34 home runs as well as a .336 batting average.
Matt Lindstrom was a welcome and much needed off season addition to the bullpen. The starting staff of course is led by the sensational Ubaldo Jimenez who was 19-8 with a 2.88 earned run average.
Arizona is going to be very much of a rebuilding team this year as they cleaned house midway through last season. The Diamondbacks finished 65-97 and ranked a horrible 28th in the major leagues for staff earned run average.
New general manager Kevin Towers and field manager Kirk Gibson will have the task of trying to build a new contender out of a very young roster. Towers made an impressive move in acquiring JJ Putz as the closer from the White Sox.
Number one starter Daniel Hudson was 7-1 with a 1.69 earned run average to become a key asset with the baseball lines after arriving from the White Sox midway through 2010.
Colorado was a +2000 choice at Sports-Gambling to win the World Series while Arizona was a +8000 betting baseball longshot.