MLB National League Betting Lines

Formed well over a century ago, by Chicago White Stockings owner William Hubert, the MLB National League (NL) began play in 1876 as an eight-team league. Years ahead of the American League, which was established in 1901, the NL is affectionately referred to as baseball’s “Senior Circuit”. As we know it today, the fifteen-team NL was officially formed when the Houston Astros moved to the American League West Division prior to the 2013 MLB season.

Odds On MLB National League Games

With three divisions, each comprised of five teams that play 162 games, there is never a shortage of odds on MLB National League games. Shopping for the sharpest lines, which are delivered with the best value, is part of a proactive betting plan. From Spring Training contests, through to the World Series, our odds feed is LIVE with up to the minute prices on every Major League Baseball matchup.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 16 October
FT Houston Astros 1 - 8 New York Yankees +115 -125 Odds
Tuesday 17 October
FT Houston Astros 4 - 6 New York Yankees +109 -114 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 6 - 1 Chicago Cubs +107 -112 Odds
Wednesday 18 October
Houston Astros 17:00 New York Yankees -112 +103 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 21:00 Chicago Cubs +105 -135 Odds
Thursday 19 October
Los Angeles Dodgers 20:00 Chicago Cubs
Friday 20 October
New York Yankees 20:00 Houston Astros
Saturday 21 October
Chicago Cubs 16:00 Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Yankees 20:00 Houston Astros
Sunday 22 October
Chicago Cubs 19:30 Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB National League Scores And Standings

Considering NHL teams play an 82 game schedule, that covers 26 weeks, Major League Baseball squads pack a ton of action into their 27-week slate as each team plays 162 matches. Tracking the contenders and pretenders in the NL East, Central and West divisions is quick and simple with our LIVE MLB National League scores and standings table as it updates after each game all season long.

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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

Bet On National League Games

Baseball will always be nine players going out and nine players coming in, until three players go out and the nine players who are in go back out, while the nine that are out go in, during at least nine innings (explain that to a foreigner) but there is one distinct difference between the National League and American League. Resisting what many feel is the inevitable; Senior Circuit pitchers still have to bat as long as they keep heading to the mound. Although the divide, between the pro and anti Designated Hitter camps, is almost as wide as the one between Republicans and Democrats the gap narrows every season. It becomes even smaller each time an All-Star hurler almost gets plunked by a pitch before they whiff. The top 50 NL pitchers struck out 1093 times over 2598 at bats in 2016.

Purists will tell you that managers need to employ a lot more strategy when guiding a lineup with hitting pitchers and that is certainly true. It is also a factor when placing a bet on National League games at a baseball betting hot spot like SportsInteraction. Hurlers hitting is even more important when the Boys of Summer tangle in Interleague matches. Home team “League” rules are applied during Senior vs Junior circuit clashes so pitchers do not hit when they visit American League parks. The same is true once the World Series begins as American League pitchers head to the plate in matches played at NL parks. The lack of a DH often also results in less runs being scored per nine innings during NL games and that requires consideration when wagering on Over/Under offers. 

Top Major League Baseball Sportsbook Wagering Websites

Playing out, on a near daily basis, National League games provide plenty of fodder for the wagering boards at top Major League Baseball sportsbook wagering websites that are recommended here at Canada Sports Betting. In addition to traditional run line, game total and money lines odds, there are also hundreds of handicapping prop options posted everyday. Notice a slate that’s loaded with third and fourth starters? That’s a good time to try the Grand Salami offered at SportsInteraction which requires bettors to wager on Over/Under odds that are based on the total runs scored by all teams involved. Bookmakers also offer MLB futures odds on Senior Circuit “Total Team Wins” plus prices on winning the three divisions and overall National League Championship in October.

Adding even more wagering excitement, to the Senior Circuit action, we haven’t even touched on LIVE in-game handicapping yet. Since MLB matches don’t move at warp speed, in fact games seem to be slowing year over year, baseball is a real solid LIVE betting sport. Long pauses for pitching or batter changes, plus the breaks at the end of every half inning, allow bookmakers to continuously update their LIVE lines. With a pair of day game wins already safely banked, on a three-team parlay ticket, bettors can hedge their way to a guaranteed winner with in-game betting on the night cap match. These are just a few of the hundreds of MLB National League betting lines offered by the top ranked CSB online sportsbooks listed in the table below – where registration is always FREE!