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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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 01 October
FT Milwaukee Brewers 3 - 1 Chicago Cubs +114 -120
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 5 Los Angeles Dodgers +165 -175

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 162 108 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 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.