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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Tuesday 22 October
Nationals 20:08 Houston Astros +180 -189
Wednesday 23 October
Nationals 20:07 Houston Astros
Friday 25 October
Houston Astros 20:07 Nationals
Saturday 26 October
Houston Astros 21:07 Nationals

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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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 New York Yankees New York Yankees 162 103 59 943 739 0.636
2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 96 66 769 656 0.593
3 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 84 78 901 828 0.519
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 67 95 726 828 0.414
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 54 108 729 981 0.333
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 162 101 61 939 754 0.623
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 93 69 769 657 0.574
3 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 161 72 89 708 832 0.447
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 59 103 691 869 0.364
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 161 47 114 582 915 0.292
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 107 55 920 640 0.660
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 97 65 845 680 0.599
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 78 84 810 878 0.481
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 72 90 769 868 0.444
5 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 68 94 758 893 0.420
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 97 65 855 743 0.599
2 New York Mets New York Mets 162 86 76 791 737 0.531
3 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 81 81 774 794 0.500
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 162 57 105 615 808 0.352
NL - Central
1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 91 71 764 662 0.562
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 89 73 769 766 0.549
3 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 84 78 814 717 0.519
4 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 75 87 701 711 0.463
5 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 69 93 758 911 0.426
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 106 56 886 613 0.654
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 162 85 77 813 743 0.525
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 77 85 678 773 0.475
4 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 162 71 91 835 958 0.438
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 70 92 682 789 0.432

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.