Betting On American League West Online

Which of Major League Baseball’s six divisions has won the fewest World Series since the 1994 realignment that created the current six-division format? That would be the American League West, which owns a solitary World Series crown in that span, earning by the Anaheim Angels in 2002. The American League West has also undergone a format change since realiignment, as the Houston Astros moved from the National League Central to the American League West in 2012 to give all six of MLB’s divisions five teams. [+]

If you don’t take into account Houston’s 2005 World Series appearance as a National League team, the American League West didn’t have another World Series representative until 2010, when the Texas Rangers made the first of consecutive losing appearances in the Fall Classic.

American League West Sports Betting Odds

Despite their lack of recent World Series wins, American League West Division teams know how to get to the playoffs. Four of the five teams in the division reached the post season between 2014-15, with only the Seattle Mariners, a non-playoff team since 2001, left out in the cold. [+]

The Mariners are the only American League West team that’s never played in a World Series. The Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Houston Astros have all done it since 2002, while the Oakland Athletics, though absent from the Fall Classic since 1990, have appeared in 13 World Series and won nine, both highs among the American League West teams.

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Tuesday 31 October
FT Houston Astros 1 - 3 Los Angeles Dodgers +118 -128 Odds
Wednesday 01 November
FT Houston Astros 5 - 1 Los Angeles Dodgers +150 -154 Odds

What Are The Current American League West Standings

The American League West standings are here and they are generally a fascinating read. Take the 2015 season for instance. Just three games separated the first-place Texas Rangers from the third-placed Angels. [+]

The Angels were just a game back of the second-place Houston Astros but what a big game that was. It separated the Angels from post-season play because that one-game difference was enough to earn the Astros a wildcard playoff position.

There are some great rivalries in the American League West. The California clash between the Angels and Oakland Athletics has been an ongoing feud for decades, while the move of the Astros from the National League to the American League West has allowed them to develop a Texas two-step with the Rangers.

 

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# 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

Where Can I Bet On American League West Online

Here’s all the information you’ll need to know about where you can bet on American League West baseball online. With so many late-night games in the Pacific time zone, if you’re a night owl who’s looking for action, then this is the division for you.

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AL West History

There’s not a lot in the way of history or tradition inside the American League West Division. The Seattle Mariners havve never played in the World Series. The Texas Rangers have never won the World Series, nor have the Houston Astros, who are best remembered for those garish rainbow uniforms in the 1980s. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have changed the name of their franchise more often than John Cougar Mellencamp.

Were it not for the Oakland Athletics, there wouldn’t be much in the way legendary baseball to discuss here. And even at that, it’s mostly ancient history. Oakland assembled a powerful ballclub in the late 1980s but could only win one World Series. It was the first noise made by the team since they captured a trio of World Series from 1972-74. 

If you go way back into the annals of baseball lore, when they were the Philadelphia Athletics, the A’s were a true American League powerhouse. They played in the second World Series in 1905 and by 1930, had appeared in seven World Series, winning five of them, all under the tutelage of iconic manager Connie Mack.