Betting On National League Online

Known as the Senior Circuit since it was born in 1876, the National League has nonetheless played second fiddle to the junior member of Major League Baseball, as the American League won 64 of the first 112 World Series compared to 48 for the National League. Regardless, the National League is chock full of some of baseball’s most traditional franchises. Both the Chicago Cubs – then known as the Chicago White Stockings – and the Atlanta Braves – as the Boston Red Stockings – were inaugural National League franchises. [+]

The Red Stockings won the first National League game ever played.

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Gothams – today’s San Francisco Giants – were added in 1883. The Giants have won a National League-record 23 pennants. The Pittsburgh Pirates, who represented the National League in the first World Series in 1903, came aboard in 1887. The Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn – currently the Los Angeles Dodgers – entered in 1890, two years before the St. Louis Cardinals, who with 11, have won more World Series than any National League team.

 

National League Sports Betting Odds

Baseball purists tend to prefer National League baseball and not just because it is the older of the two circuits in Major League Baseball. The National League has admantly refused to follow the American League’s lead and adopt the designated hitter, a move made in 1973 by the AL.

For this reason, wagering on inter-league play can be a challenge. Do you give the edge to the NL teams at home because their pitchers bat on a regular basis? What about in the AL parks where the NL team gets to deploy a DH. How much of a benefit does that offer those teams?

 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 31 July
FT Atlanta Braves 6 - 7 Phillies -103 -105
FT Kansas City Royals 1 - 2 Baltimore Orioles -104 -105
FT Detroit Tigers 3 - 7 New York Yankees +205 -217
FT Cleveland Indians 2 - 6 Boston Red Sox -123 +115
FT Montreal Expos 1 - 0 Miami Marlins -125 +118
FT Seattle Mariners 6 - 4 Texas Rangers -103 -106
FT Toronto Blue Jays 6 - 7 Chicago White Sox -182 +174
FT Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 14 Houston Astros +134 -143
FT Giants 5 - 8 Oakland Athletics +133 -141
Tuesday 01 August
FT Kansas City Royals 2 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +117 -118
FT Detroit Tigers 4 - 3 New York Yankees +157 -167
FT Cincinnati Reds 9 - 1 Pittsburgh Pirates +155 -161
FT Cleveland Indians 10 - 12 Boston Red Sox +151 -156
FT Montreal Expos 6 - 7 Miami Marlins -204 +190
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 2 Atlanta Braves -167 +165
FT St. Louis Cardinals 2 - 3 Milwaukee Brewers +105 -106
FT Seattle Mariners 8 - 7 Texas Rangers -104 -105
FT Diamondbacks 4 - 16 Chicago Cubs +172 -169
FT Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 4 Houston Astros -105 +104
FT Toronto Blue Jays 8 - 4 Chicago White Sox -208 +196
FT New York Mets 4 - 5 Colorado Rockies +119 -112
FT Giants 10 - 4 Oakland Athletics +116 -118
FT Phillies 1 - 7 Los Angeles Angels +121 -115
FT Minnesota Twins 0 - 3 San Diego Padres -101 -106
Wednesday 02 August
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 0 New York Yankees +235 -256
FT Toronto Blue Jays 5 - 1 Chicago White Sox -200 +190
FT Minnesota Twins 5 - 2 San Diego Padres +112 -120
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +158 -161
FT Kansas City Royals 0 - 6 Baltimore Orioles +131 -141
Ppd Cleveland Indians 19:10 Boston Red Sox +109 -116
FT Montreal Expos 0 - 7 Miami Marlins -103 -105
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 5 Atlanta Braves -161 +157
FT Seattle Mariners 1 - 5 Texas Rangers +103 -111
FT Diamondbacks 3 - 0 Chicago Cubs +140 -143
FT Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 0 Houston Astros +188 -200
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 4 Milwaukee Brewers +100 -108
FT New York Mets 10 - 5 Colorado Rockies +126 -130
FT Phillies 0 - 7 Los Angeles Angels +190 -200
FT Oakland Athletics 6 - 1 Giants +142 -147
Thursday 03 August
FT St. Louis Cardinals 1 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers -127 +118
FT Diamondbacks 10 - 8 Chicago Cubs +135 -127
FT New York Mets 4 - 5 Colorado Rockies +163 -169
FT Detroit Tigers 7 - 5 Baltimore Orioles +124 -127
FT Cincinnati Reds 0 - 6 Pittsburgh Pirates +135 -143
FT New York Yankees 1 - 5 Cleveland Indians +174 -152
FT Chicago White Sox 5 - 9 Boston Red Sox +255 -250
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 7 - 4 Atlanta Braves -227 +207
FT Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Houston Astros +118 -128
FT Texas Rangers 4 - 1 Minnesota Twins +118 -122
FT Seattle Mariners 4 - 6 Kansas City Royals +123 -132
FT Phillies 4 - 5 Los Angeles Angels +155 -164
FT Oakland Athletics 2 - 11 Giants +120 -128
Friday 04 August
FT Montreal Expos 4 - 2 Chicago Cubs +155 -147
FT St. Louis Cardinals 2 - 3 Cincinnati Reds +108 -118
FT Detroit Tigers 5 - 2 Baltimore Orioles +148 -154
FT San Diego Padres 6 - 10 Pittsburgh Pirates +170 -179
FT Milwaukee Brewers 2 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays +143 -145
FT New York Yankees 2 - 7 Cleveland Indians +110 -119
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 6 - 0 New York Mets -120 +113
AEI Chicago White Sox 2 - 3 Boston Red Sox +190 -204
FT Miami Marlins 3 - 5 Atlanta Braves +118 -125
FT Texas Rangers 4 - 8 Minnesota Twins -105 -105
FT Toronto Blue Jays 7 - 16 Houston Astros +151 -154
FT Seattle Mariners 5 - 2 Kansas City Royals -154 +143
FT Phillies 3 - 4 Colorado Rockies +140 -149
FT Oakland Athletics 6 - 8 Los Angeles Angels +117 -127
FT Diamondbacks 2 - 1 Giants +171 -141
Saturday 05 August
FT Montreal Expos 4 - 7 Chicago Cubs +152 -154
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 7 - 4 New York Mets -182 +176
FT Milwaukee Brewers 3 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays +127 -132
FT San Diego Padres 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +159 -164
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 5 Baltimore Orioles +150 -152
FT Texas Rangers 4 - 1 Minnesota Twins -130 +123
FT New York Yankees 2 - 1 Cleveland Indians +139 -127
FT Miami Marlins 2 - 7 Atlanta Braves +108 -118
AEI Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 3 Houston Astros +164 -175
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 4 Boston Red Sox +255 -286
FT St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 1 Cincinnati Reds +115 -120
Ppd Seattle Mariners 19:15 Kansas City Royals +100 -111
FT Phillies 5 - 8 Colorado Rockies +181 -189
AEI Diamondbacks 4 - 5 Giants -145 +141
FT Oakland Athletics 5 - 0 Los Angeles Angels +152 -161
Sunday 06 August
Milwaukee Brewers 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays +129 -133
New York Yankees 13:10 Cleveland Indians +115 -112
St. Louis Cardinals 13:10 Cincinnati Reds -122 +117
Miami Marlins 13:35 Atlanta Braves +113 -114
Detroit Tigers 13:35 Baltimore Orioles +123 -128
Chicago White Sox 13:35 Boston Red Sox +197 -208
San Diego Padres 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates +168 -175
Texas Rangers 14:10 Minnesota Twins +135 -141
Toronto Blue Jays 14:10 Houston Astros +108 -111
Seattle Mariners 14:15 Kansas City Royals +109 -115
Montreal Expos 14:20 Chicago Cubs +183 -189
Phillies 15:10 Colorado Rockies +102 -106
Oakland Athletics 15:37 Los Angeles Angels +123 -128
Diamondbacks 16:05 Giants +115 -120
Seattle Mariners 17:15 Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers 20:00 New York Mets -161 +159

What Are The Current National League Standings

The current National League standings are much more than merely a complete ranking of where each team rates on any given day. Look inside the numbers revealed here and you will open a window into wagering opportunities on National League games. 

Look for teams on long homestands, especially a team coming off a loss that figures anxious to turn it around in front of the home fans. And be aware of teams nearing the end of a long road journey and likely to be tiring.  

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AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 111 62 49 527 453 0.559
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 109 58 51 565 457 0.532
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 112 57 55 505 502 0.509
4 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 110 54 56 510 572 0.491
5 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 110 52 58 468 554 0.473
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 108 59 49 529 426 0.546
2 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 108 56 52 465 478 0.519
3 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 108 52 56 484 558 0.481
4 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 109 51 58 526 549 0.468
5 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 108 41 67 462 545 0.380
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 110 70 40 649 480 0.636
2 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 111 56 55 524 523 0.505
3 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 111 55 56 469 482 0.495
4 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 110 53 57 540 538 0.482
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 111 49 62 478 569 0.441
NL - East
1 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 108 51 57 510 529 0.472
2 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 109 51 58 503 556 0.468
3 New York Mets New York Mets 108 49 59 512 568 0.454
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 108 39 69 434 524 0.361
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 109 58 51 517 473 0.532
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 112 59 53 521 492 0.527
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 110 54 56 483 458 0.491
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 110 53 57 467 495 0.482
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 110 45 65 496 591 0.409
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 110 78 32 561 365 0.709
2 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 111 64 47 591 540 0.577
3 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 110 63 47 551 434 0.573
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 109 49 60 416 550 0.450
5 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 112 43 69 447 556 0.384

National League Online Betting Tips

Old-school types prefer the National League style of having the pitcher hit, feeling it makes for a more strategic game with bunting, base stealing, double switches and hit and run plays, as opposed to the American League plan of sitting back and waiting for the three-run homer to occur. 

It also makes for a splendid contrast of styles when National and American League teams meet in both the World Series and during inter-league play. The debate is never-ending and while from a betting standpoint it might be easier to wager on American League games, isn’t the challenge of figuring out National League baseball just a little bit intriguing?

Make sure, before placing a wager, to find out who’s hot and who’s not? Which team is strong at home? What teams have proven capable of winning on the road? Know the teams that rely on quality starting pitching, those who can silence hitters with a lights out bullpen and the teams with punch and power hitters who can overcome even the game’s most dominant hurlers. 

Some managers who’ve worked in both leagues insist they didn’t have to really learn how to manage until coming to the National League, while others are adamant that the American League requires more managerial skill, because they must decipher when to pull a pitcher, whereas in the National League, late-innings batting order ramifications make it obvious when it’s time to change pitchers.

Where Can I Bet On National League Online

Below you will find all the information you need in order to be on National League baseball online. With constant inter-league play now instituted throughout the Major League Baseball season, the lack of a designated hitter plays a role in National League games throughout the season.

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National League History

It was the National League that broke baseball’s color barrier when Jackie Robinson debuted at second base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Other sensational African-American players, such as catcher Roy Campanella and pitcher Don Newcombe, soon followed Robinson into the Dodgers’ lineup and other teams quickly followed suit.

Willie Mays was a sensation with the Giants, Bob Gibson became baseball’s most dominant pitcher with the Cardinals and Hank Aaron of the Braves shattered Babe Ruth’s Major League Baseball record of 714 career home runs.