Online National League Betting

Dating all the way back to 1876 the National League is the older of the two major leagues. Despite the head start the NL falls behind the American League having only won 42% of the World Series. The main difference between the two leagues is that NL still has the pitcher bat. This produces far more pinch hitting and double switch situations than in the AL. It also means that scoring is generally lower in the Senior Circuit.

National League Betting Lines

For all the upcoming matchups across the National League and for the NL teams involved in interleague play check out the widget below. Have a look at the latest odds to wager on the game or games of your choice.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 23 September
FT Phillies 2 - 7 Nationals +192 -208
AEI Baltimore Orioles 10 - 11 Toronto Blue Jays +163 -167
FT Boston Red Sox 4 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays +185 -200
FT Miami Marlins 8 - 4 New York Mets +248 -256
FT St. Louis Cardinals 9 - 7 Diamondbacks -137 +129
Tuesday 24 September
FT Phillies 1 - 4 Nationals +154 -154
FT Milwaukee Brewers 4 - 2 Cincinnati Reds +102 -111
FT Minnesota Twins 4 - 2 Detroit Tigers -227 +216
FT Phillies 5 - 6 Nationals +210 -213
FT Chicago Cubs 2 - 9 Pittsburgh Pirates -179 +173
FT Baltimore Orioles 11 - 4 Toronto Blue Jays +104 -106
AEI New York Yankees 1 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +110 -118
AEI Miami Marlins 4 - 5 New York Mets +273 -303
FT Boston Red Sox 12 - 10 Texas Rangers -172 +205
FT Cleveland Indians 11 - 0 Chicago White Sox -303 +280
FT Atlanta Braves 6 - 9 Kansas City Royals -161 +150
341' St. Louis Cardinals 2 - 2 Diamondbacks -189 +180
AEI Colorado Rockies 8 - 5 Giants +174 -179
FT Oakland Athletics 2 - 3 Los Angeles Angels -250 +230
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 6 - 3 San Diego Padres -208 +220
FT Houston Astros 3 - 0 Seattle Mariners -400 +360
Wednesday 25 September
St. Louis Cardinals 15:40 Diamondbacks -112 +104
Milwaukee Brewers 18:40 Cincinnati Reds -139 +131
Minnesota Twins 18:40 Detroit Tigers
Phillies 19:05 Nationals +152 -161
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates -189 +180
Baltimore Orioles 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +152 -161
Miami Marlins 19:10 New York Mets +370 -400
New York Yankees 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox 20:05 Texas Rangers -147 +140
Cleveland Indians 20:10 Chicago White Sox -294 +265
Atlanta Braves 20:15 Kansas City Royals -196 +183
Colorado Rockies 21:45 Giants
Oakland Athletics 22:07 Los Angeles Angels -159 +148
Houston Astros 22:10 Seattle Mariners -345 +310
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:10 San Diego Padres
Thursday 26 September
Milwaukee Brewers 12:35 Cincinnati Reds
Minnesota Twins 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox 14:05 Texas Rangers
Los Angeles Dodgers 15:40 San Diego Padres
Colorado Rockies 15:45 Giants
Phillies 16:05 Nationals
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Miami Marlins 19:10 New York Mets
Cleveland Indians 20:10 Chicago White Sox
Houston Astros 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics 22:10 Seattle Mariners
Friday 27 September
Detroit Tigers 16:40 Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Cleveland Indians 19:05 Nationals
Miami Marlins 19:05 Phillies
Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Atlanta Braves 19:10 New York Mets
Baltimore Orioles 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers 19:40 Chicago White Sox -103 -105
New York Yankees 20:05 Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers 20:10 Colorado Rockies
Chicago Cubs 20:15 St. Louis Cardinals
Minnesota Twins 20:15 Kansas City Royals
San Diego Padres 21:40 Diamondbacks
Houston Astros 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics 22:10 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:15 Giants
Saturday 28 September
Baltimore Orioles 13:05 Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 15:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:05 Giants
Cleveland Indians 16:05 Nationals
Miami Marlins 18:05 Phillies
Cincinnati Reds 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Detroit Tigers 19:10 Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins 19:15 Kansas City Royals
Atlanta Braves 19:15 New York Mets
Chicago Cubs 19:15 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees 20:05 Texas Rangers
San Diego Padres 20:10 Diamondbacks
Milwaukee Brewers 20:10 Colorado Rockies
Houston Astros 21:07 Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics 21:10 Seattle Mariners
Sunday 29 September
Miami Marlins 15:05 Phillies
Cleveland Indians 15:05 Nationals
Cincinnati Reds 15:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers 15:05 Giants
New York Yankees 15:05 Texas Rangers
Baltimore Orioles 15:05 Boston Red Sox
Houston Astros 15:07 Los Angeles Angels
Tampa Bay Rays 15:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Milwaukee Brewers 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Oakland Athletics 15:10 Seattle Mariners
Atlanta Braves 15:10 New York Mets
Detroit Tigers 15:10 Chicago White Sox
San Diego Padres 15:10 Diamondbacks
Chicago Cubs 15:15 St. Louis Cardinals
Minnesota Twins 15:15 Kansas City Royals

National League Standings

The NL standings can change nightly over the course of the long season. Check here on this widget here to see where your favourite teams stack up in the divisional and wild card races.

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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 New York Yankees New York Yankees 158 102 56 924 713 0.646
2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 158 94 64 755 642 0.595
3 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 157 82 75 876 801 0.522
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 158 64 94 709 816 0.405
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 158 52 106 710 968 0.329
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 157 97 60 910 739 0.618
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 157 93 64 755 615 0.592
3 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 156 68 88 677 821 0.436
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 158 58 100 679 845 0.367
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 156 46 110 569 885 0.295
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 157 103 54 896 628 0.656
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 157 94 63 834 670 0.599
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 157 75 82 778 844 0.478
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 157 71 86 755 844 0.452
5 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 157 66 91 750 882 0.420
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 158 96 62 837 727 0.608
2 New York Mets New York Mets 157 82 75 765 722 0.522
3 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 157 79 78 752 772 0.503
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 157 55 102 597 779 0.350
NL - Central
1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 157 90 67 738 634 0.573
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 157 87 70 743 743 0.554
3 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 157 82 75 791 687 0.522
4 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 157 73 84 684 688 0.465
5 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 157 66 91 736 892 0.420
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 157 101 56 859 607 0.643
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 157 80 77 788 726 0.510
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 157 75 82 666 749 0.478
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 157 70 87 670 769 0.446
5 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 157 68 89 813 936 0.433

How To Bet On MLB National League

Just like in the American League odds are usually providing by a money line. For example if the Washington Nationals are favourites in a game against the Cincinnati Reds, the Nationals will have a negative line and the Reds will have a positive one. If Houston is at -190 and Seattle is at +190 you would have to wager $190 on the Nats to win $100 and $100 on the Reds to win $190. Money lines are routinely used for action on single games and series wagers. 

The pitcher batting almost always puts at least one weak bat in the lineup in National League play. As a result scoring is down in the NL. That’s not to say a pitcher can’t occasionally make a difference in a game at the plate as well as on the mound, but it is rare and as a result NL games usually have a lower number for over/under bets and when playing the spread. Given the premium placed on pitching in the NL, it’s always good to have a look at the pitcher matchup when doing your wagering research. That’s not to say it’s all soccer-type scores in the NL. There are many  big hitters who can go deep on a regular basis.     

While the St Louis Cardinals have been the model franchise in the NL for a generation there are plenty of teams to follow across the National League. The San Francisco Giants have almost matched the Cardinals in recent years with their consistency and championships. The Los Angeles Dodgers are figuring out out to properly spend their big budget to compete with their California rivals up the coast in San Fran. There is also plenty of action on the east coast as young talent abounds on the rosters of the Nationals and the New York Mets. However you choose to play when you wager it’s available across the National League.