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Bovada releases over/under for Rockies’ 2017 win total

Will you take the under or the over?

The most promising part of spring training is only tangentially related to the games on the field (unless, of course, you get to go). For most of us it’s the promise that a new season of baseball is upon us. Part of that promise is the prospect of wagering American currency on various possible outcomes. Earlier this month we looked at the RockiesWorld Series odds, and earlier this week Bovada released their MLB win total over/unders.

Bovada Opening MLB Win Total Over/Unders

Team Over/Under
Team Over/Under
Arizona Diamondbacks 77½
Atlanta Braves 73½
Baltimore Orioles 80½
Boston Red Sox 92½
Chicago Cubs 95½
Chicago White Sox 69½
Cincinnati Reds 70½
Cleveland Indians 92½
Colorado Rockies 80½
Detroit Tigers 82½
Houston Astros 89½
Kansas City Royals 76½
Los Angeles Angels 79½
Los Angeles Dodgers 93½
Miami Marlins 76½
Milwaukee Brewers 69½
Minnesota Twins 74½
New York Mets 88½
New York Yankees 82½
Oakland Athletics 73½
Philadelphia Phillies 73½
Pittsburgh Pirates 82½
San Diego Padres 66½
San Francisco Giants 87½
Seattle Mariners 85½
St. Louis Cardinals 84½
Tampa Bay Rays 77½
Texas Rangers 84½
Toronto Blue Jays 84½
Washington Nationals 90½

The oddsmakers in Vegas have set the Rockies over/under for the 2017 season at 8012 wins. As we noted last time, these shouldn’t be viewed as predictions or projections from this faceless group, but moreso how they expect people (namely, their customers) to evaluate and bet on teams. As expected the Cubs (9512) have the highest over/under and the Padres (6612) have the lowest. I’ll let you decide in the comments if any others are particularly interesting, but see if you can spy our beloved Rockies.

An over/under at 8012 is a proclamation of mediocrity for the Rockies. But after five straight losing seasons, a lot of us would gladly take that! If you believe in the depth of the lineup and pitching staff and like the direction the Rockies are taking, you’re probably going to take the over. If you’re skeptical about whether this team has improved that much over the one that won 76 games a year ago, you might take the under.

Which one are you going to take?