AL Central Betting Odds

The AL Central is currently the only division in baseball in which every single team as two or more World Series titles. It’s currently home to the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, the KC Royals and the Minnesota Twins. The Central was founded in 1994, and was the amalgamation of a number of the American League’s West and East Divisions. The Royals have experienced great success recently, and they’re one of the most talented teams in the division, and favoured to win a lot of games. [+]

They experienced success before with a World Series win in 1985, but they were part of the West Division at the time.  

AL Central Odds Today

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AL Central Standings

Here are the AL Central standings, as of today. Use them to place your bets and chart the current pennant race.

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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 108 54 876 647 0.667
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 162 100 62 851 669 0.617
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 90 72 716 646 0.556
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 73 89 709 832 0.451
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 47 115 622 892 0.290
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 91 71 818 648 0.562
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 162 78 84 738 775 0.481
3 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 630 796 0.395
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 162 62 100 656 848 0.383
5 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 58 104 638 833 0.358
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 103 59 797 534 0.636
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 97 65 813 674 0.599
3 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 89 73 677 711 0.549
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 80 82 721 722 0.494
5 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 67 95 737 848 0.414
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 90 72 759 657 0.556
2 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 80 82 677 728 0.494
3 New York Mets New York Mets 162 77 85 676 707 0.475
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 161 63 98 589 809 0.391
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 95 67 760 642 0.586
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 95 67 751 658 0.586
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 88 74 759 691 0.543
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 161 82 79 692 693 0.509
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 67 95 696 819 0.414
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 91 71 799 608 0.562
2 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 162 91 71 778 740 0.562
3 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 162 82 80 693 644 0.506
4 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 73 89 603 699 0.451
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 66 96 617 767 0.407

Best AL Central Division Betting Tips

If you’re going to bet on the AL Central, the first thing you should know is home field often isn’t an advantage. In MLB, the home team typically wins a little bit more than 50% of the time. Even the top teams have underwhelming home records, compared to other sports. So a bet on the home team is far from a safe one. 

The Baseball season is a long grind, which is great for bettors. The baseball season is over 160 games long, not counting pre-season or playoffs. That’s as long as the basketball and hockey season combined. That means the Tigers will play as many games as the Pistons and the Red Wings combined. 

Statistically speaking, it’s also important to know that the first place team isn’t that much better than the last place team. A first place team in baseball will win 60-70% of their games at the most. Whereas the last place team will win anywhere from 30-40% of their games. The gap between the upper class and lower class is much wider in other sports. So betting on the “underdog” is a lot less of a gamble in baseball. 

Finally, remember that pitching match ups are often the biggest predictor in calling the outcome of a game, or the over-under. High powered hitters are good at putting runs on the board. But pitchers do a better job of keeping them off the board. Always make sure you start with the pitching match-up when betting on major league baseball, or the AL Central.