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.

 

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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# 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

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.