AL West Betting Lines

The American League West Division realigned to accept the Houston Astros from the National League Central division in 2013. This helped balance all three divisions with five teams, resulting in 15 teams per conference. Adding the Astros to this division has made it more difficult for the other teams, making AL West betting lines more competitive. Look for Houston to challenge Texas as the powerhouse of the division in the near future. The dominant team throughout the AL West history remains the Oakland Athletics. [+]

They have taken home 16 division titles and won the most number of World Series in the division with a total of nine. However, the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels and the newcomer Houston Astros all have jumped into contention over the past few years, forcing the A’s to reload their roster for another run.

AL West Betting Lines Today

When you’re looking for the AL West betting lines today, look no further than this handy widget, which lists all the matches that teams in the division are playing. We list the moneylines for all the teams involved so you can choose the best play.

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MLB
playoff - week-4
Match day
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Away Score Home Money Line
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

AL West Standings

The AL West standings are determined over 162 grueling regular season games, and we keep you updated throughout the march to the postseason. You can also see the standings for the rest of the MLB as well.

MLB
MLB
# 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

For the most part, the action that takes place on sportsbooks websites involves wagering on outcomes of single game, with the odds represented by a moneyline.

When you check out the ballgames listed above, you’ll notice that the teams have a positive number or a negative number listed beside them. When the Houston Astros have a line of -225, you’ll know that they’re the favourite because you have to bet $225 to win $100, representing the fact that your wager is less likely to lose. If their opponent is the Seattle Mariners listed at +275, you’ll need to wager only $100 to get a reward of $275 because you’re risking more by betting on the team that’s less likely to win.

Of course, different sportsbooks will also have different types of wager that you can enjoy, especially during the postseason when the competition heats up. You can wager on the outcome of the series, how many games it will last, and specific statistics like the number of triples – if any – that will be given up throughout the matchup.

Since the regular season has 162 games, there are plenty of chances to scout great wagering value when betting on the MLB. Even the best pitching aces have an off day, and if it happens against a team that has a record that’s much lower in the standings, you can be sure that those who bet on the underdog in that circumstance will enjoy a decent payout.