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

Bookmark this page for your NL Central odds today. Check back often for the day’s sharpest sports betting lines. 

MLB
MLB
playoff - week-2
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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 09 October
FT Houston Astros 5 - 4 Boston Red Sox -119 +114 Odds
FT Nationals 1 - 2 Chicago Cubs -106 +102 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 3 - 7 New York Yankees +148 -152 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 1 Diamondbacks -112 +105 Odds
Tuesday 10 October
Ppd Nationals 17:30 Chicago Cubs +152 -154 Odds
Wednesday 11 October
FT Nationals 5 - 0 Chicago Cubs -109 -101 Odds
FT New York Yankees 5 - 2 Cleveland Indians +175 -175 Odds
Thursday 12 October
FT Chicago Cubs 9 - 8 Nationals -111 +106 Odds
Friday 13 October
New York Yankees 20:00 Houston Astros +150 -156 Odds
Saturday 14 October
New York Yankees 16:00 Houston Astros

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. 

MLB
MLB
# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 785 668 0.574
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 163 92 71 866 664 0.564
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 80 82 694 704 0.494
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 76 86 693 784 0.469
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 75 87 743 841 0.463
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 102 60 818 564 0.630
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 163 85 78 819 796 0.521
3 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 80 82 702 791 0.494
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 162 67 95 706 820 0.414
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 735 894 0.395
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 101 61 896 700 0.623
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 80 82 710 709 0.494
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 78 84 799 816 0.481
4 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 78 84 750 772 0.481
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 75 87 739 826 0.463
NL - East
1 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 162 77 85 778 822 0.475
2 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 72 90 732 821 0.444
3 New York Mets New York Mets 162 70 92 735 863 0.432
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 66 96 690 782 0.407
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 92 70 822 695 0.568
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 86 76 732 697 0.531
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 761 705 0.512
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 75 87 668 731 0.463
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 753 869 0.420
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 104 58 770 580 0.642
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 163 94 69 823 667 0.577
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 163 87 76 832 768 0.534
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 71 91 604 816 0.438
5 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 64 98 639 776 0.395

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.