NL Central Betting Odds

Major League Baseball’s NL Central is made up of the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the St. Louis Cardinals. The division has belong to the Cardinals for the last couple of years, and the Cards have won the most division titles overall, since the Central was created in 1994. Each team has won the division at least once, with the exception of the Pirates. They have, however, three wild card wins and a number of division titles, dating back to their days in the East Division. [+]

The Central Division was founded in the mid 90s, so it doesn’t have the deep history that many others do. As a result, it has only produced the one World Series winner in the Cardinals (in 2006). 

NL Central Odds Today

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Tuesday 25 October
Chicago Cubs 20:00 Cleveland Indians -189 +170 Odds
Wednesday 26 October
Chicago Cubs 20:00 Cleveland Indians
Friday 28 October
Cleveland Indians 20:00 Chicago Cubs
Saturday 29 October
Cleveland Indians 21:00 Chicago Cubs
Sunday 30 October
Cleveland Indians 20:00 Chicago Cubs

NL Central Standings

Check out who’s in the lead and who’s struggling this season with the most up-to-date NL Central standings. 

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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 878 694 0.574
2 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 163 90 73 764 668 0.552
3 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 163 89 74 746 720 0.546
4 New York Yankees New York Yankees 162 84 78 680 702 0.519
5 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 68 94 672 713 0.420
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 161 94 67 777 676 0.584
2 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 161 86 75 750 721 0.534
3 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 81 81 675 712 0.500
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 162 78 84 686 715 0.481
5 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 162 59 103 722 889 0.364
AL - West
1 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 95 67 765 757 0.586
2 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 86 76 768 707 0.531
3 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 84 78 724 701 0.519
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 74 88 717 727 0.457
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 69 93 653 761 0.426
NL - East
1 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 162 95 67 763 612 0.586
2 New York Mets New York Mets 163 87 76 671 620 0.534
3 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 161 79 82 655 682 0.491
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 71 91 610 796 0.438
5 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 161 68 93 649 779 0.422
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 103 58 808 556 0.640
2 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 86 76 779 712 0.531
3 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 78 83 729 758 0.484
4 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 73 89 671 733 0.451
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 716 854 0.420
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 91 71 725 638 0.562
2 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 163 88 75 718 631 0.540
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 162 75 87 845 860 0.463
4 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 162 69 93 752 890 0.426
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 68 94 686 770 0.420

Best NL Central Division Betting Tips

The MLB season is long and glorious for bettors in Canada. It’s over 160 games long, which gives you nightly chances to lay a bet and pick your winners. That many games means the Cubs will play as many games as the Bulls and Blackhawks combined in their regular season. It’s enough to keep you happy, all summer long. 

If you’re betting on the NL Central, remember the best team isn’t that statistically superior to the last place team, from a winning percentage perspective.  A division leader wins 60-70% of their games. At the other end, a last place team wins around 30-40% of their games. That means, if the first place team is going to play a 4-games series with the last place team, the odds are good the lower ranked team will win at least one game in that series. 

Bettors also want to look at pitching match-ups when betting on the outcome of a game, or the over-under score. Million dollar offence is great at selling tickets and grabbing headlines. But pitching still wins championships in the MLB. Betting on a hot pitcher is a better idea than betting on a hot team.

It’s also good to know that home field advantage isn’t a very big factor in baseball, in any division. Major league baseball’s home teams win a little bit more than 50% of their games. Even the best teams don’t often win over 60% of their home games, compared to other sports where the top home teams are closer to 80-90%. So betting on the home team in the NL Central is never a lock.