If you’re looking to place a bet on MLB, you will have a lot of fun betting on the National League. It was founded in 1876, and still has a lot of its original 8 teams, exactly where they started in the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals. Canadian Baseball fans will remember the National League was the home for the Montreal Expos, while the Blue Jays were in the American League. The Expos played in the NL from 1969–2004 before becoming the Washington Nationals.
National League Odds Today
Plan your action with these National League odds today. Bookmark our page and keep checking the sharpest lines on the internet, all summer long.
National League Standings
Here are the National League standings, as of today. Use them to place your bets and chart the current pennant race.
|AL - East|
|1||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||785||668||0.574|
|2||New York Yankees||163||92||71||866||664||0.564|
|3||Tampa Bay Rays||162||80||82||694||704||0.494|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays||162||76||86||693||784||0.469|
|AL - Central|
|3||Kansas City Royals||162||80||82||702||791||0.494|
|4||Chicago White Sox||162||67||95||706||820||0.414|
|AL - West|
|2||Los Angeles Angels||162||80||82||710||709||0.494|
|NL - East|
|3||New York Mets||162||70||92||735||863||0.432|
|NL - Central|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||162||83||79||761||705||0.512|
|NL - West|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||104||58||770||580||0.642|
|4||San Diego Padres||162||71||91||604||816||0.438|
|5||San Francisco Giants||162||64||98||639||776||0.395|
Best National League Betting Tips
If you’ve never wagered on baseball online before, you may find yourself quickly falling in love. Every summer and fall night gives you a new chance to choose from a ton of games. You can bet on the Blue Jays, or pick any number of matchups to bet on, every single night.
Each of its 30 teams will play a massive 162 game regular season, which is nearly as many games as any given basketball and hockey team combined. Basically, that means in the National League, the New York Mets will play almost as many games as The New York Rangers and The Knicks combined in standard regular season play.
When placing your bet on the National League, focus on pitching in your over/under betting. Teams that don’t give up a lot of runs typically have great pitching, and you can often rely on that. Baseball is an unpredictable sport, but pitching is one of the steadiest things that you can count on. Always start with the pitching match-up.
It’s also important to know that the lowest ranked baseball teams still win about 30%-40% of their games. That’s a bit more than the cellar teams in other sports. So, for example, if the first place Dodgers are playing the last place Rockies in a 4-game series, the odds are good that the Dodgers will lose at least one of those games.
Baseball games are low scoring, compared to basketball, football or hockey games. So there is definitely an element of high drama added to every hit, run or out. Many of the games are decided in the 9th inning, particularly come playoff and World Series time.