MLB American League Betting Lines

Thrilling fans for over a century should grant any sports league a Senior status. That’s not the case with MLB American League betting lines though as they are still a “Junior” to the National League odds. Established a quarter century after the NL, the Western Baseball League morphed into the American League when it was formed with eight teams in 1901. To level the AL and NL, at 15 squads a side, the Houston Astros moved from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013.

Odds On MLB American League Games

Considering teams can play over 200 matches a year, Boston played 206 contests en route to their improbable 2004 MLB World Series Championship, there are a plethora of odds on MLB American League games. Those numbers include some 30 preseason primers, 162 regular season tilts and up to 20 playoff battles per team. Check the lines on any MLB contest with our LIVE odds feed below.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 12 June
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 7 Pittsburgh Pirates +110 -119 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 11 - 10 Montreal Expos +220 -227 Odds
AEI PHI 5 - 6 Boston Red Sox +210 -222 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 1 - 6 New York Mets +121 -127 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 6 - 1 Houston Astros +105 -125 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 7 - 10 Chicago White Sox -115 +108 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 14 - 3 Minnesota Twins +113 -120 Odds
FT New York Yankees 5 - 3 Los Angeles Angels -132 +125 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 3 - 9 San Diego Padres +115 -119 Odds
Tuesday 13 June
Milwaukee Brewers 14:15 St. Louis Cardinals +136 -141 Odds
Colorado Rockies 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates +113 -114 Odds
Atlanta Braves 19:05 Montreal Expos +194 -200 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +131 -135 Odds
Oakland Athletics 19:10 Miami Marlins +109 -114 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 Cleveland Indians -164 +159 Odds
PHI 19:10 Boston Red Sox +220 -227 Odds
ARI 19:10 Detroit Tigers -118 +112 Odds
Chicago Cubs 19:10 New York Mets -119 +115 Odds
Baltimore Orioles 20:10 Chicago White Sox -105 +100 Odds
Seattle Mariners 20:10 Minnesota Twins +103 -108 Odds
Texas Rangers 20:10 Houston Astros
Milwaukee Brewers 20:15 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees 22:07 Los Angeles Angels -122 +117 Odds
Cincinnati Reds 22:10 San Diego Padres -110 +105 Odds
Kansas City Royals 22:15 SFG +109 -114 Odds
Wednesday 14 June
Oakland Athletics 12:10 Miami Marlins
Cincinnati Reds 15:40 San Diego Padres
Kansas City Royals 15:45 SFG
Atlanta Braves 16:05 Montreal Expos
Colorado Rockies 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Red Sox 19:05 PHI
Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays
ARI 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs 19:10 New York Mets
Baltimore Orioles 20:10 Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers 20:10 Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Milwaukee Brewers 20:15 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Thursday 15 June
Los Angeles Dodgers 12:10 Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners 13:10 Minnesota Twins
Baltimore Orioles 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox 19:05 PHI
Montreal Expos 19:10 New York Mets
Tampa Bay Rays 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Brewers 19:15 St. Louis Cardinals
SFG 20:40 Colorado Rockies
New York Yankees 22:05 Oakland Athletics
Kansas City Royals 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Friday 16 June
ARI 19:05 PHI
St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago White Sox 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 Cincinnati Reds
Montreal Expos 19:10 New York Mets
Miami Marlins 19:35 Atlanta Braves
Seattle Mariners 20:05 Texas Rangers
Boston Red Sox 20:10 Houston Astros
San Diego Padres 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Cleveland Indians 20:10 Minnesota Twins
SFG 20:40 Colorado Rockies
New York Yankees 21:35 Oakland Athletics
Kansas City Royals 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Saturday 17 June
Chicago White Sox 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Cleveland Indians 14:10 Minnesota Twins
SFG 15:10 Colorado Rockies
ARI 16:05 PHI
New York Yankees 16:05 Oakland Athletics
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Baltimore Orioles
Montreal Expos 16:10 New York Mets
Miami Marlins 16:10 Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:10 Cincinnati Reds
San Diego Padres 16:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays 16:10 Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners 17:05 Texas Rangers
Cleveland Indians 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Chicago Cubs 20:15 Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Red Sox 20:15 Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals 20:15 Los Angeles Angels
Sunday 18 June
Chicago White Sox 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Montreal Expos 13:10 New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers 13:10 Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals 13:35 Baltimore Orioles
Miami Marlins 13:35 Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates
ARI 13:35 PHI
San Diego Padres 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Cleveland Indians 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners 15:05 Texas Rangers
SFG 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Kansas City Royals 15:37 Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees 16:05 Oakland Athletics
Boston Red Sox 20:05 Houston Astros

MLB American League Scores And Standings

Compared to the NBA, NFL and NHL North American “Big Four” sports, the pace of play is slower when the Boys of Summer hit the playing field. That said, the action is always running hot as scores and standings change fast during the 162 game MLB American League regular season race. In-play match results are updated in real time above and our AL/NL rankings table is always current below. 

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AL - East
1 New York Yankees New York Yankees 61 38 23 358 241 0.623
2 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 63 35 28 302 273 0.556
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 66 34 32 310 297 0.515
4 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 62 31 31 275 318 0.500
5 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 63 31 32 270 275 0.492
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 60 32 28 274 313 0.533
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 60 31 29 266 251 0.517
3 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 62 30 32 302 311 0.484
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 62 28 34 237 284 0.452
5 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 62 27 35 278 284 0.435
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 65 44 21 351 258 0.677
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 67 33 34 284 288 0.493
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 63 31 32 302 288 0.492
4 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 65 32 33 308 297 0.492
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 63 27 36 267 332 0.429
NL - East
1 New York Mets New York Mets 62 29 33 305 318 0.468
2 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 63 28 35 284 326 0.444
3 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 62 27 35 283 301 0.435
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 62 21 41 247 327 0.339
NL - Central
1 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 64 33 31 313 296 0.516
2 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 63 31 32 286 289 0.492
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 61 29 32 248 262 0.475
4 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 63 29 34 320 331 0.460
5 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 64 29 35 273 305 0.453
NL - West
1 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 66 41 25 344 279 0.621
2 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 64 39 25 309 219 0.609
3 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 65 39 26 335 254 0.600
4 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 65 26 39 239 300 0.400
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 65 25 40 233 352 0.385

Bet On American League Games

Home to some of the greatest hitters in history, legends like Ted Williams and Babe Ruth come to mind, the American League (AL) has always been known more for their batting than pitching. That reputation was bolstered when the AL adopted the Designated Hitter rule back in 1973. From 1901 to 1972, the National League held a 33-29-10 advantage for overall season batting average. From 1973 to 2016, the Junior circuit hit better every year. Over four campaigns from 2013 to 2016, with the two leagues balanced at 15 squads each, AL teams produced 2,235 more runs than the NL did.

While those numbers are not an “end all – be all” they are worth noting when betting on American League games at a baseball sportsbook veteran like Bodog. Bettors also need to remember that the DH rule affects Interleague games as pitchers from both teams bat in National League parks and the NL adds a DH to the lineup during trips to American League sites. Those rules stay in place once the World Series begins which should give the AL some extra incentive to post a better regular season mark. That is due to Home Field advantage no longer being decided during the Midsummer Classic.

Top Major League Baseball Sportsbook Betting Sites

Speaking of the MLB All-Star Game, the overall record in that American League vs National League duel was spilt almost evenly over the first 87 contests as the NL holds a 43-42-2 mark through the 2016 match. The end of that run was lopsided though and CSB top rated sportsbooks paid out a lot of dough to AL backers as the Junior Circuit went 16-3-1 from 1997 to 2016. The AL outscored the NL by a 96-72 margin during those 20 contests. That’s definitely food for handicapping thought once the MLB Midsummer Classic takes center stage during the second week of July each season.

Regardless of the league bettors wager on, there’s no denying that online bookmakers give Canuck ‘Cappers an edge over the house favouring out-dated options served up by Provincial Sports Lottery groups. That debate can be started and ended by simply stating that online sportsbooks allow single game bets on baseball action everyday – while the lottery schemes do not. From MLB futures bets, to Spring Training contests and the 162-game regular season schedule, plus four rounds of thrilling playoff battles, offshore betting houses always give hardball bettors more bang for their buck. Our CSB recommended list below presents some of the best baseball wagering websites on the planet.