NL Central Betting Lines

As the oldest league in the MLB, the National League was established on February 2nd, 1876, well before the founding of the American League. Despite the fact that the NL has an excellent collection of teams, the American League has managed to win the majority of World Series titles, lead by the New York Yankees. In the NL, the St. Louis Cardinals have the most championships, making them the traditional top dog when it comes to National League betting lines.

NL Central Betting Lines Today

All the teams from the National League involved in MLB games will be listed in this section. National League betting lines today include interleague play with the American League as well.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 02 July
AEI Detroit Tigers 3 - 2 Toronto Blue Jays +128 -133
FT Boston Red Sox 4 - 3 Nationals +167 -179
AEI Atlanta Braves 5 - 3 New York Yankees +188 -200
AEI Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 3 Miami Marlins -130 +122
FT Chicago White Sox 3 - 5 Cincinnati Reds +188 -200
AEI Minnesota Twins 5 - 6 Milwaukee Brewers +108 -118
FT Cleveland Indians 9 - 3 Kansas City Royals -263 +245
FT Giants 2 - 5 Colorado Rockies -104 -105
FT St. Louis Cardinals 6 - 3 Diamondbacks +130 -141
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 17 Los Angeles Dodgers +199 -213
Tuesday 03 July
FT Detroit Tigers 3 - 5 Chicago Cubs +184 -189
FT Minnesota Twins 0 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers +140 -145
FT Boston Red Sox 11 - 4 Nationals +105 -114
FT Atlanta Braves 5 - 8 New York Yankees +141 -149
FT Baltimore Orioles 2 - 3 Phillies +161 -167
FT New York Mets 6 - 8 Toronto Blue Jays +114 -123
AEI Tampa Bay Rays 9 - 6 Miami Marlins +102 -104
AEI Chicago White Sox 12 - 8 Cincinnati Reds +200 -208
FT Houston Astros 5 - 3 Texas Rangers -169 +165
FT Giants 1 - 8 Colorado Rockies +130 -141
FT Cleveland Indians 6 - 4 Kansas City Royals -161 +155
FT San Diego Padres 2 - 6 Oakland Athletics +119 -128
FT St. Louis Cardinals 2 - 4 Diamondbacks +130 -137
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 3 - 8 Los Angeles Dodgers +229 -244
FT Los Angeles Angels 1 - 4 Seattle Mariners +100 -109
Wednesday 04 July
Boston Red Sox 11:05 Nationals -115 +110
Atlanta Braves 13:05 New York Yankees +172 -179
Tampa Bay Rays 13:10 Miami Marlins
Detroit Tigers 14:20 Chicago Cubs +210 -217
Baltimore Orioles 16:05 Phillies +180 -217
San Diego Padres 16:05 Oakland Athletics +155 -175
Los Angeles Angels 16:10 Seattle Mariners +103 -106
Minnesota Twins 16:10 Milwaukee Brewers -109 +104
Houston Astros 19:05 Texas Rangers -149 +145
New York Mets 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +176 -182
Chicago White Sox 19:10 Cincinnati Reds +162 -167
Pittsburgh Pirates 20:10 Los Angeles Dodgers +188 -222
Giants 20:10 Colorado Rockies +116 -120
Cleveland Indians 20:15 Kansas City Royals -200 +165
St. Louis Cardinals 22:10 Diamondbacks +127 -132
Thursday 05 July
Miami Marlins 19:05 Nationals
Texas Rangers 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Atlanta Braves 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Baltimore Orioles 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox 20:10 Houston Astros
San Diego Padres 21:40 Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Angels 22:10 Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals 22:15 Giants
Friday 06 July
Cincinnati Reds 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Phillies 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Miami Marlins 19:05 Nationals
New York Yankees 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays 19:10 New York Mets
Texas Rangers 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Oakland Athletics 19:10 Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Braves 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Baltimore Orioles 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox 20:10 Houston Astros
Boston Red Sox 20:15 Kansas City Royals
San Diego Padres 21:40 Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Colorado Rockies 22:10 Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals 22:15 Giants
Saturday 07 July
Baltimore Orioles 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Cincinnati Reds 14:20 Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Giants
Phillies 16:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Yankees 16:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Atlanta Braves 16:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Oakland Athletics 16:10 Cleveland Indians
Tampa Bay Rays 16:10 New York Mets
Chicago White Sox 16:10 Houston Astros
Colorado Rockies 16:10 Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers 16:10 Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox 19:15 Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:15 Los Angeles Angels
Miami Marlins 19:15 Nationals
San Diego Padres 22:10 Diamondbacks
Sunday 08 July
New York Yankees 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays 13:10 New York Mets
Texas Rangers 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Oakland Athletics 13:10 Cleveland Indians
Phillies 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates
Miami Marlins 13:35 Nationals
Atlanta Braves 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Baltimore Orioles 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox 14:10 Houston Astros
Boston Red Sox 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Cincinnati Reds 14:20 Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Giants
San Diego Padres 16:10 Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies 16:10 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 20:05 Los Angeles Angels

NL Central Standings

The National League standings have been dominated by traditional NL powerhouses like the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals for quite a while. Check to see how challengers are fairing throughout the regular season.

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AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 87 58 29 454 327 0.667
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 83 55 28 428 316 0.663
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 85 43 42 334 327 0.506
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 85 40 45 376 414 0.471
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 84 24 60 307 431 0.286
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 84 47 37 424 350 0.560
2 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 87 38 49 349 404 0.437
3 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 82 35 47 348 385 0.427
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 85 30 55 341 448 0.353
5 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 85 25 60 295 461 0.294
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 87 56 31 438 266 0.644
2 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 86 55 31 377 352 0.640
3 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 86 47 39 397 385 0.547
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 86 43 43 379 365 0.500
5 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 86 38 48 391 439 0.442
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 84 49 35 423 342 0.583
2 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 83 46 37 361 354 0.554
3 New York Mets New York Mets 82 33 49 325 385 0.402
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 87 35 52 320 432 0.402
NL - Central
1 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 85 50 35 370 320 0.588
2 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 83 48 35 425 324 0.578
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 84 43 41 358 351 0.512
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 85 40 45 373 400 0.471
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 86 37 49 400 436 0.430
NL - West
1 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 86 48 38 374 321 0.558
2 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 85 46 39 411 339 0.541
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 87 45 42 360 382 0.517
4 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 86 43 43 405 441 0.500
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 87 37 50 323 393 0.425

The National League has slightly different rules than the American League, with the main difference being the existence of the designated hitter rule. Unlike the AL, the National League still makes its pitchers take at-bats, which drastically changes the stats involved in betting on National League squads. Put simply, since the majority of pitchers are terrible hitters, run production and earned run averages are suppressed, altering the expected outcomes.

Prop bets and over/unders involving the number of runs given up in the game are affected the most by the DH rule. When National League teams visit American League clubs for interleague play, the offensive output of NL teams is likely to rise, further complicating the determination of which team will win. All in all, since the majority of NL wagering involves single games within the league, the DH rule will be a factor for a limited number of games per year.

The odds that you get for these games will arrive in the form of moneylines. When the Los Angeles Dodgers are listed at -225 before they face the Pittsburgh Pirates with a line of +275, you’ll be able to tell right away that the Pirates are the underdog because of the plus sign beside their number. This means that you have to bet $100 on the Pirates to win $275, while investing a $225 bet on the Dodgers will net you only $100 in profit. These types of moneylines are also used when betting on postseason games and series, including bets where you attempt to predict the number of games it will take for a team to close out the series.

Regardless of the team or the situation that you’re betting on, smart wagering always involves performing research before you put your money down. Checking out factors like hot streaks, rivalries and teams pushing to make the postseason gives you insight in terms of which team is the better ballclub to bet on.