American League Betting Lines

The younger of the two leagues in the MLB is the American League, which was established in 1901. They joined with the National League in 1903, operating as separate entities under the rule of Major League Baseball. American League betting lines tend to feature slightly different stats that the National League, which typically has less scoring, altering the numbers on bets like over/unders and spread wagering. The fact that the designated hitter is allowed to hit for the pitcher makes a huge difference in run production.

American League Betting Lines Today

This widget gives you the listing of all the games in that include American League teams on today’s MLB lineup. Go over the moneylines to see which matchup offers the best value.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 14 August
FT Cleveland Indians 7 - 3 Boston Red Sox -114 +110 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 4 New York Yankees +165 -164 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 Toronto Blue Jays -105 -102 Odds
FT Giants 3 - 8 Miami Marlins +144 -152 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 6 Texas Rangers +103 -110 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 15 Chicago Cubs +200 -208 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 0 - 3 Colorado Rockies +104 -114 Odds
FT Houston Astros 0 - 2 Diamondbacks +151 -161 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 6 - 2 Oakland Athletics -108 -102 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 11 - 3 Seattle Mariners -118 +110 Odds
FT Phillies 4 - 7 San Diego Padres +110 -120 Odds
Tuesday 15 August
Houston Astros 15:40 Diamondbacks -110 +105 Odds
New York Mets 19:05 New York Yankees +125 -130 Odds
Los Angeles Angels 19:05 Montreal Expos +109 -114 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +107 -112 Odds
Giants 19:10 Miami Marlins -106 +102 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 19:10 Boston Red Sox +125 -130 Odds
Pittsburgh Pirates 19:40 Milwaukee Brewers +109 -114 Odds
Detroit Tigers 20:05 Texas Rangers -112 +108 Odds
Cincinnati Reds 20:05 Chicago Cubs +165 -169 Odds
Cleveland Indians 20:10 Minnesota Twins -167 +160 Odds
Atlanta Braves 20:40 Colorado Rockies +132 -135 Odds
Kansas City Royals 22:05 Oakland Athletics -112 +107 Odds
Baltimore Orioles 22:10 Seattle Mariners +110 -130 Odds
Chicago White Sox 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers +320 -345 Odds
Phillies 22:10 San Diego Padres +130 -149 Odds
Wednesday 16 August
Los Angeles Angels 13:05 Montreal Expos
Giants 13:10 Miami Marlins
Pittsburgh Pirates 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Kansas City Royals 15:35 Oakland Athletics
Phillies 15:40 San Diego Padres
Baltimore Orioles 15:40 Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays
St. Louis Cardinals 19:10 Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees 19:10 New York Mets
Detroit Tigers 20:05 Texas Rangers
Cincinnati Reds 20:05 Chicago Cubs
Diamondbacks 20:10 Houston Astros
Cleveland Indians 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Atlanta Braves 20:40 Colorado Rockies
Chicago White Sox 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
Thursday 17 August
Cleveland Indians 13:10 Minnesota Twins
Diamondbacks 14:10 Houston Astros
Cincinnati Reds 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Atlanta Braves 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Tampa Bay Rays 16:07 Toronto Blue Jays
St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Yankees 19:10 New York Mets
Chicago White Sox 20:05 Texas Rangers
Montreal Expos 22:10 San Diego Padres
Phillies 22:15 Giants
Friday 18 August
Toronto Blue Jays 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Angels 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Yankees 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Seattle Mariners 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Miami Marlins 19:10 New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Cincinnati Reds 19:35 Atlanta Braves
Chicago White Sox 20:05 Texas Rangers
Oakland Athletics 20:10 Houston Astros
Diamondbacks 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians 20:15 Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers 20:40 Colorado Rockies
Montreal Expos 22:10 San Diego Padres
Phillies 22:15 Giants
Saturday 19 August
Toronto Blue Jays 14:20 Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:05 Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners 18:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Angels 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
Diamondbacks 19:10 Minnesota Twins
Cincinnati Reds 19:10 Atlanta Braves
Oakland Athletics 19:10 Houston Astros
New York Yankees 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Miami Marlins 19:10 New York Mets
Cleveland Indians 19:15 Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox 20:05 Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers 20:10 Colorado Rockies
Montreal Expos 20:40 San Diego Padres
Phillies 21:05 Giants
Sunday 20 August
Miami Marlins 13:10 New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees 13:30 Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Angels 13:35 Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds 13:35 Atlanta Braves
Oakland Athletics 14:10 Houston Astros
Diamondbacks 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox 15:05 Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Phillies 16:05 Giants
Montreal Expos 16:40 San Diego Padres
St. Louis Cardinals 19:00 Pittsburgh Pirates

American League Standings

We keep you updated on all the changes in the American League standings on this part of the site. When interleague play pops up, you can also compare these divisions with the National League standings as well.

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AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 118 67 51 563 477 0.568
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 117 62 55 602 490 0.530
3 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 119 59 60 568 609 0.496
4 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 120 59 61 517 528 0.492
5 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 118 57 61 505 582 0.483
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 116 64 52 556 448 0.552
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 116 59 57 543 593 0.509
3 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 118 60 58 526 542 0.508
4 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 118 53 65 569 609 0.449
5 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 115 45 70 499 581 0.391
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 118 72 46 673 521 0.610
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 119 61 58 511 515 0.513
3 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 120 59 61 562 581 0.492
4 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 117 57 60 575 561 0.487
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 119 52 67 521 624 0.437
NL - East
1 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 117 57 60 549 561 0.487
2 New York Mets New York Mets 116 53 63 544 600 0.457
3 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 116 52 64 524 588 0.448
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 116 43 73 460 561 0.371
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 117 62 55 562 510 0.530
2 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 118 61 57 550 495 0.517
3 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 120 61 59 555 541 0.508
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 118 58 60 495 533 0.492
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 119 49 70 557 658 0.412
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 117 83 34 598 390 0.709
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 118 66 52 581 471 0.559
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 118 66 52 609 564 0.559
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 118 52 66 454 606 0.441
5 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 120 47 73 475 587 0.392

Since the first World Series in 1903, the American League has done well against the National League, winning more than 55% of the Fall Classic matchups so far. The designated hitter rule hasn’t improved the rate at which the American League wins the World Series, as their winning percentage has actually dipped since the rule was implemented. 

Typically speaking, the American League East tends to be the powerhouse of this half of the MLB. Since the wild card postseason birth was implemented, more than 70% of wild card teams have been from the east, with the other divisions rarely making it through. This has to do with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox becoming two of the best teams in the MLB over the past few decades, along with the sudden resurgence of the Blue Jays and the Orioles in the league standings.

When considering the team to wager on from the American League, it’s important to know which starting pitcher is about to take the mound. Typically, the team with the best starter is much more likely to be considered a genuine favourite. However, other factors, such as a hot hitter or a team that happens to matchup well against another, should be considered before you make your bet.

The majority of the wagering that you’ll be doing on the American League will involve placing a wager on a single team using moneylines. For example, if the Houston Astros are up against the Toronto Blue Jays, one team will be listed as the favourite with a negative number while the other will be considered the underdog, receiving a positive number for their line. Should the sportsbook give Toronto a -325 line and the Astros a +325, you’ll have to wager $325 on Toronto if you want to win $100, while you’ll need to only wager $100 on the Astros to win $325. Moneylines are used for single games, series and many other types of bets.