Trimmed of almost half its members when MLB went to a six division format, the AL West was baseball’s smallest division for most of its existence. The recent addition of the Astros has added a nice inter-state rivalry with the Rangers as well as made the division the same size as the other five. While those Rangers, the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have all had their time at the top of the West, the most successful team as the been Oakland who has used “moneyball” to find promising players at bargain basement prices as well as developed their own prospects to repeated postseason appearances.
AL West Betting Lines
Check out the widget below for all the upcoming matchups and updated odds across the AL West. Have a look at the latest betting lines to wager on the game or games of your choice.
AL West Standings
Whether it’s the Athletics having another strong season under everybody’s radar or one of the teams from Texas getting on a role, the AL West standings are always changing. To see where your favourite team stacks up in the divisional race and wild card hunt throughout the season check out on the widget here.
How To Bet On American League West
While the AL West showcases its big bats and array of strong starters like the other divisions in the American League, where it lacks is in postseason success. While the Rangers have been to the World Series on a couple of occasions, the division’s only championship came with the Angels in their lone trip to the Fall Classic.
Whoever you wager on in the AL West, the odds are usually provided by a money line. For example if the Angels are favourites in a game against the Mariners, the Angels will have a negative line and the underdog Mariners will have a positive one. If Los Angeles is at -155 and Seattle is at +155 you would have to wager $155 on the Halos to win $100 and $100 on the M’s to win $155. Money lines are routinely used for action on single games and series wagers.
If you live in the east and you stay up late to catch the action in the AL West you’ll see a lot of runs, but you may also see your fair share of tight ball games as well. While some of the more exciting young hitters call the AL West home there are also some of the of starting pitchers in the league on AL West rosters. They may play most of the games on the west coast, but the action is anything but laid back.